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File #: 22-709   
Status: Agenda Ready
In control: County Attorney
On agenda: 5/10/2022 Final action:
Title: MOTION TO ADOPT Resolution, the title of which is as follows: A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF BROWARD COUNTY, FLORIDA, PERTAINING TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF NEW VOTING PRECINCTS; MODIFYING VOTING PRECINCT BOUNDARIES PURSUANT TO SECTION 101.001, FLORIDA STATUTES; DIRECTING THE COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR TO TRANSMIT A CERTIFIED COPY OF THIS RESOLUTION TO THE SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS; AND PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Attachments: 1. Exhibit 1 - Copy of Proposed Resolution (Exhibit A to the Proposed Resolution to be distributed as additional material)
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Broward County Commission Regular Meeting
Director's Name: Andrew J. Meyers
Department: County Attorney

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Requested Action
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MOTION TO ADOPT Resolution, the title of which is as follows:

A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF BROWARD COUNTY, FLORIDA, PERTAINING TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF NEW VOTING PRECINCTS; MODIFYING VOTING PRECINCT BOUNDARIES PURSUANT TO SECTION 101.001, FLORIDA STATUTES; DIRECTING THE COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR TO TRANSMIT A CERTIFIED COPY OF THIS RESOLUTION TO THE SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS; AND PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

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Why Action is Necessary
Section 101.001(1), Florida Statutes, requires Board approval to establish or alter voting precincts upon approval and recommendation of the Broward County Supervisor of Elections.

What Action Accomplishes
Enables adoption of the proposed Resolution establishing new voting precincts.

Is this Action Goal Related
No

Previous Action Taken


Summary Explanation/Background
As a result of the 2020 decennial census, new districts were drawn for various local, county, and state seats. At the request of the SOE, consultants from Florida International University ("FIU") reviewed and proposed adjustments to the precincts, as necessary, to: (i) ensure Broward County voters have adequate access to precincts and polling places during elections; (ii) ensure precincts are composed of contiguous and compact areas; (iii) utilize the current decennial United States census block boundaries where practicable; (iv) minimize precinct splits where practicable; and (v) address other factors required by applicable law.

Section 101.001(1), Florida Statutes, requires the board of county commissioners in each county, upon the recommendation and approval of the supervisor of elections, to alter or create precincts for voting in that county.

The SOE has approved and is recommending the revisions to the voting precincts prepared by FIU. The proposed precinct ma...

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