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Voter Guide

If you have a question about voting, the answer is probably in our Voter Guide, which is updated each election year. Click on the links below to read or print the guide, and feel free to call our office at (813) 744-5900 if you need further assistance. You'll also find the Voter's Rights and Responsibilities on this page.

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Voter's Rights and Responsibilities

Section 101.031(2), Florida Statutes

VOTER 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 or identity is in question. 
     

  6. If his or her registration or identity is in question, cast a provisional ballot. 
     

  7. Written instructions to use when voting, and, upon request, oral instructions in voting from elections 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 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.

 

CONTACT


Office Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Main Phone: (813) 744-5900 Toll Free: (888) 297-4362 Email: Voter@hcsoe.org

Fred B. Karl County Center (Main Office)

601 E. Kennedy Blvd., 16th Floor
Tampa, FL 33602
Tel: (813) 272-5850
Fax: (813) 272-7043

Robert L. Gilder Elections Service Center

2514 North Falkenburg Rd.
Tampa, FL 33619
Tel: (813) 744-5900
Fax: (813) 744-5843

Northwest Regional Office

4575 Gunn Hwy.
Tampa, FL 33624
 
 

Southeast Regional Office

10020 South U.S. Hwy. 301
Riverview, FL 33578

Please note: Florida has a very broad public records law. Voter registration applications and other written communications to or from the Supervisor of Elections are public records and are available to the public and media upon request unless the information is subject to a specific statutory exemption. Email addresses are also public records. If you do  not want your email address released in response to a public records request, please contact us by mail or phone, or visit us in person. To request public records, contact the communications department by emailing  voter@hcsoe.org or calling (813) 744-5900.