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Voter Rights and Responsibilities

Voter's Bill of Rights

Each registered voter in Florida has the right to:

  • Vote and have their vote accurately counted
  • Cast a vote if they are in line at the time polls close
  • Ask for and receive assistance in voting
  • Receive up to two replacement ballots if they make a mistake prior to the ballot being cast
  • An explanation if their registration or identity is in question
  • Cast a provisional ballot if their registration or identity is in question
  • Written instruction to use when voting and, upon request, oral instruction 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 will allow votes to be accurately cast

Voter Responsibilities

Each registered voter in Florida should:

  • Familiarize themselves with the candidates and issues
  • Maintain a current address with the office of the supervisor of elections
  • Know the location of their polling place and its hours of operation
  • Bring proper identification to the polling station
  • Familiarize themselves with the operation of the voting equipment in their precinct
  • Treat election workers with courtesy
  • Respect the privacy of other voters
  • Report any problems or violations of election laws to the supervisor of elections
  • Ask questions, if needed
  • Make sure that their completed ballot is correct before leaving the polling place

Note: Failure to perform any of these responsibilities does not prohibit you from voting.