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Voting Rights and Responsibilities


Each registered voter in Florida should:

  • Be familiar with the candidates and issues.
  • Maintain a current addresss with the office of the Supervisor of Elections.
  • Know the location of his or her polling place and its hours of operation.
  • Bring proper identification to the polling station.
  • Be familiar with the operation of the voting equipment in his/her precinct.
  • Treat Election Workers with courtesy.
  • Respect the privacy of other voters.
  • Report any problems or violations of elections laws to the Supervisor of Elections.
  • Ask questions, if needed.
  • Make sure that his/her ballot is correct before leaving the polling location.

NOTE TO VOTER:

Failure to perform any of these responsibilites does not prohibit a voter from voting.



Each registered voter in Florida has the right to:

  • Vote and have his/her vote accurately counted.
  • Cast a vote if he/she is in line at the official closing of the polls in that county.
  • Ask for and receive assistance in voting.
  • Receive up to two replacement ballots if he or she makes a mistake prior to the ballot being cast.
  • An explanation if his/her registration or identity is in question.
  • If his/her registration or identity is in question, cast a provisional ballot.
  • Written instructions to use when voting, and upon request, oral instructions in voting from elections officers.
  • Vote free from coercion or intimidation by elections officers or any other person.
  • Vote on a voting system that is in working condition and that will allow votes to be accurately cast.

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."