This information was updated in September 2013.
State Summary Signed into law in 2007, Florida's audit law is not binding on official results, does not lead to a full recount, and audits only one randomly-selected election contest, selected separately in each county. No contest with boundaries greater than a county-wide contest can be effectively audited.
In 2013 the audit law was amended to provide, in addition to a manual audit, the option of an “automated independent audit.” No system has yet been approved for this option. In addition, “rules for approval of an independent audit system” must be adopted. This rulemaking process will not be completed until sometime in 2014. Until it is completed, we are unable to describe the “automated independent audit.” We will monitor these developments.
All of Florida's audit provisions can be found in Title IX, Chapter 101, Section 101.591, “Voting system audit”: http://tinyurl.com/27vt7ve . All citations below are to this section.
Fixed percentage The audit must be conducted in at least 1% but not more than 2% of precincts.
Does not have a trigger
The audit must be completed within 7 days after the election.
The audit is completed after certification.