How to Mark Your Paper Ballot
To mark your ballot correctly, COMPLETELY fill in the oval next to your choice with blue or black ink. Any
other mark may not be read by the scanner. FS.101.5611
Casting Your Ballot
Hernando County uses an optical scan voting system called ImageCast Evolution (ICE) Tabulation System.
This Voting System uses paper ballots. At the polling place an Election Worker issues a paper ballot to the
voter and directs the voter to a private voting booth. The voter marks the ballot with the marking pen
provided in the booth, proceeds to the ballot box and inserts the voted ballot into the ICE unit. FS.101.56075
Correcting a Mistake on Your Ballot
If you make a mistake on your ballot, do not erase or use white out. If you are voting at your polling place,
ask for a replacement ballot. Prior to the casting of the ballot, each voter is allowed up to two (2)
replacement ballots for a total of three (3) ballots. If you are using a Vote-by-Mail ballot and you make a
mistake on your ballot, call the Elections Office at (352) 754-4125 for further instructions.
The Elections office offers accessible voting sessions. Accessible voting sessions allow persons who are blind
or visually impaired to vote independently by using an external monitor, audio headset and a handheld device
to make their selections. These ADA compliant sessions will be available at each early voting site and polling
Reasons for issuing a provisional ballot:
- Voter is unable to provide photo and signature ID
- Voter's eligibility status is in question.
- A challenge has been made about the eligibility of a voter.
A provisional ballot is sealed in a provisional ballot envelope and is kept separate from regular ballots. The
county canvassing board is responsible for examining the provisional ballot envelope and making a
determination as to the voter's eligibility.