Voter Rights And Responsibilities

Florida Statute; Section 101.031(2) - outlines a list of a voter's responsibilities and rights. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with this information:

Voter's Rights

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 county
  3. Ask for and receive assistance in voting
  4. Receive up to two replacement ballots if he or she makes a mistake prior to the ballot being cast
  5. An explanation if his or her registration is in question
  6. If his or her registration is in question, cast a provisional ballot
  7. Written instructions to use when voting, and, upon request, oral instructions in voting from election officers
  8. Vote free from coercion or intimidation by elections officers or any other person
  9. Vote on a voting system that is in working condition and that will allow votes to be accurately cast

Voter's Responsibilities

Each registered voter in this state should:

  1. Familiarize himself or herself with the candidates and issues
  2. Maintain with the office of the 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.