Voter's Rights and Responsibilities

Voter’s Bill of Rights

Each registered voter in this state has the right to (Section 101.031(2), Florida Statutes):

  • 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, 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.

Voter Responsibilities

Each registered voter in this state should (Section 101.031(2), Florida Statutes):

  • Familiarize him 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 violations 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.

Note to Voter: Failure to perform any of these responsibilities does not prohibit a voter from voting.