A comprehensive election integrity bill passed by the Florida State Legislature on Thursday prohibits the private funding of election administration in the state.
Senate Bill 90 creates Section 97.0291 of Florida Statutes for the “Prohibition on use of private funds for election207 related expenses,” and states:
No agency or state or local official responsible for conducting elections, including, but not limited to, a supervisor of elections, may solicit, accept, use, or dispose of any donation in the form of money, grants, property, or personal services from an individual or a nongovernmental entity for the purpose of funding election-related expenses or voter education, voter outreach, or registration programs.
This section does not prohibit the donation and acceptance of space to be used for a polling room or an early voting site.
Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) is expected to sign the bill into law.
Upon DeSantis’s signature, Florida will become the