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Rights, Responsibilities & Fraud




Each registered voter in this state has the right to:

  1. - Vote and have his or her vote accurately counted.
  2. - Cast a vote if he or she is in line at the official closing of the polls in that country.
  3. - Ask for and receive assistance in voting.
  4. - An explanation if his or her registration or identity is in question.
  5. - If his or her registration or identity is in question, cast a provisional ballot.
  6. - Written instructions to use when voting, and upon request, oral instructions in voting from elections officers.
  7. - Vote free from coercion or intimidation by elections officers or any other person.
  8. - Vote on a voting system that is in working condition and that will allow votes to be accurately cast.


Each registered voter in this state should:

  1. - Familiarize himself or herself with the candidates and issues.
  2. - Maintain with the office of supervisor of elections a current address.
  3. - Know the location of his or her polling place and its hours of operation.
  4. - Bring proper identification to the polling station.
  5. - Familiarize himself or herself with the operation of the voting equipment in his or her precinct.
  6. - Treat precinct workers with courtesy.
  7. - Respect the privacy of other voters.
  8. - Report any problems or violations of election laws to the supervisor of elections.
  9. - Ask questions, if needed.
  10. - Make sure that his or her completed ballot is correct before leaving the polling station.

Note to Voter: Failure to perform any of these responsibilities does not prohibit a voter from voting.



A person who:

  • - Commits or attempts to commit any fraud in connection with voting.
  • - Votes a fraudulent ballot.
  • - Votes more than once in an election.

Can be convicted of a felony of the third degree and fined up to $5,000 and/or imprisoned for up to 5 years.



For more information about voter fraud, visit the Division of Elections website.




Shirley Anderson, Supervisor of Elections, Hernando County
OFFICE: 16264 Spring Hill Drive, Brooksville, FL 34604
PHONE: (352) 754-4125
FAX: (352) 754-4425
EMAIL: [email protected]
HOURS: Monday-Friday: 8:00a.m. - 4:30p.m.

"It is the mission of the Supervisor of Elections office to ensure the integrity of the electoral process and empower each voter through continuous education."