VOTER'S RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Florida Statutes, 101.031(2) outline a list of a voter's rights and responsibilities under the law.  We hope you will take the opportunity to familiarize yourself with this information.  

Each registered voter in this state has the right to:

  • Vote and have his or her vote accurately counted.
  • Cast a vote if he or 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 or her registration or identity is in question.
  • If his or her registration or identity is in question, cast a provisional ballot.
  • Written instructions to use when voting (upon request) or 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.
Each registered voter in this state should:
  • Familiarize himself or herself with the candidates and issues.
  • Maintain with the office of the supervisor of elections a current address.
  • Know the location of his or her polling place and its hours of operation.
  • Bring proper identification to the polling station.
  • Familiarize himself or herself with the operation of the voting equipment in his or her precinct.
  • Treat precinct workers with courtesy.
  • Respect the privacy of other voters.
  • Report any problems or violation of election laws to the Supervisor of Elections.
  • Ask questions, if needed.
  • Make sure that his or her completed ballot is correct before leaving the polling station.