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State Zuckbuck laws are already preventing US Alliance for Election Excellence involvement. VA & FL

Both the FL & VA Zuckerbucks laws both specifically include services related to elections. We have 'borrowed' the language to include in NC's bill S89 that does not address scholarships/memberships/services. Thank you Ned Jones and the Citizen Research Project and the Legislative National Workgroups for sharing this with NCEIT.

◦ 1. Virginia Law:

◦ § 24.2-124.1. Acceptance of certain gifts and funding prohibited.

The State Board, the Department, each local electoral board, and all offices of the general registrar shall not solicit, accept, use, or dispose of any money, grants, property, or services given by a private individual or nongovernmental entity for the purpose of funding voter education and outreach programs, voter registration programs, or any other expense incurred in the conduct of elections.

This section shall not be construed to prohibit (i) the operation of a polling place or voter satellite office in a facility furnished by a private individual or nongovernmental entity that otherwise meets the requirements for polling places provided in §§ 24.2-310 and 24.2-310.1 or voter satellite offices provided in § 24.2-701.2 or (ii) acceptance of a federal government grant funded in whole or part by donations from private individuals or nongovernmental entities.

◦ Further, in Virginia, the state Department of Elections has issued guidance and the Attorney General has issued an opinion that reinforces that they are interpreting this law to prohibit training offered by volunteers and that this law would prevent a Virginia locality from partnering with the US Alliance for election excellence.

2. Florida Law:

◦ 97.0291 Prohibition on use of private funds for election related expenses.—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.

And, GA has a bill in their legislature that addresses the services related to elections. This bill has yet to be passed.

Line 18:

(1) 'Government employee' means any individual, committee, entity, or group acting in concert who are employed by a state, county or municipal government. Such term shall include, but not be limited to, election superintendents, registrars, poll workers, and the agents and employees

Line 28:


(c)Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, no state, county or municipal government, government employee, or election official shall solicit, take, or otherwise accept from any person a contribution, donation, service, or anything else of value for the purpose of conducting primaries or elections or in support of performing his or her duties under this chapter. thereof.


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