Meet the Supervisor


Vicki P. Cannon       

 

Email: vcannon@votenassau.com 

Vicki P. Cannon is a native of Nassau County and is married with one child. Prior to being elected as Supervisor of Elections in 2000, she served as the City Clerk of the City of Fernandina Beach for almost eighteen years. 

Education & Certifications:

State of Florida Certified Election Administrator
Certified Municipal Clerk from the Institute of Government, Florida State University
Associate of Arts from Tallahassee Community College
Graduate of Hilliard High School

Professional Associations:

Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections
International Association of Clerks, Recorders, Elections Officials and Treasurers (IACREOT)
The Election Center

Community Involvement:

Fernandina Beach High School Foundation, past member
Miss Kate’s Pre-K Board of Directors, member
St. Michael’s Catholic Church, member
Nassau County Volunteer Center, past President, former member
United Way Allocation Committee for Nassau County, past Vice-Chair, former member
Nassau County Crime Prevention Coalition, founding member
YMCA Board of Directors, former member
Friends of Fort Clinch, founding President

Responsibilities of the Supervisor of Elections:

As an elected official with a four year term, the Supervisor of Elections administers all federal, state, county, municipal and special district elections in Nassau County in accordance with the Florida Election Code, the federal Help America Vote Act (HAVA), the National Voting Rights Act (NVRA), the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and federal voting rights laws to ensure that all elections are conducted in a fair, accurate, transparent and accessible manner.

Additionally, the Supervisor of Elections oversees the major functions of the Supervisor of Elections office as follows:

Voter Services:

  • Administering voter registration activities throughout the county in accordance with Florida election laws
  • Providing training for individuals or organizations conducting voter registration
  • Processing all registration applications from qualified Florida residents
  • Issuing voter information cards
  • Maintaining accurate voter registration statistics
  • Performing periodic list maintenance to ensure accurate and current voter registration records
  • Maintaining a precinct street index to ensure residential addresses are assigned to the correct precinct and voting group
  • Updating the street index, as necessary, with zip code and address changes based on information received from the Nassau County Property Appraiser, 911 addressing, post office, planning board, and city and county commissions
  • Adding new streets to the index, created by growth, and assigning them to precincts and voting groups
  • Maintaining an interactive website with "live chat"

Elections:

  • Maintaining and safeguarding county voting equipment
  • Testing voting equipment, programs and ballot tabulation equipment prior to each election
  • Designing, printing and proofing ballots pursuant to Florida election law
  • Processing requests for and mailing absentee ballots and related elections materials to absentee voters, including military and overseas voters
  • Receiving and tallying absentee ballots
  • Verifying signatures on absentee ballots
  • Verifying signatures on initiative petitions and certifying results to the state (Division of Elections)
  • Working with the county and municipalities on reapportionment, redistricting and drawing precinct boundaries
  • Identifying and contracting with convenient and accessible polling places
  • Working with disability organizations to ensure all polling locations comply with ADA accessibility guidelines
  • Ensuring all polling places are accessible as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Conducting early voting at designated sites
  • Conducting supervised absentee voting for assisted living facilities or nursing homes upon request
  • Publishing in general circulation newspapers required legal notices and documents, including sample ballots
  • Posting required notices in all polling places on Election Day, including instructions on how to cast a ballot
  • Delivering, setting up and retrieving voting equipment and electronic voter identification equipment (EViDs) for each polling location
  • Providing all supplies and signage to each polling location on Election Day
  • Approving poll watchers and providing lists of designated poll watchers to polling places
  • Counting, canvassing and certifying election returns
  • Notifying voters who cast provisional ballots of the status of their ballot, whether counted or rejected and the reason for rejection
  • Recruiting and training election workers in election law and procedures prior to each election
  • Working with disability organizations to train election workers on etiquette and sensitivity with respect to voters with disabilities
  • Appointing clerks, assistant clerks and additional workers as necessary for all polling locations
  • Publishing uniform polling place procedures manual, which is provided to every worker and every polling place along with the State of Florida polling place procedures manual (Division of Elections)
  • Processing election worker payroll records through the county Finance Department

Candidates/Committees/Parties:

  • Providing prospective candidates with general information and guidance
  • Filing and qualifying candidates for nomination or election to county, district and special district offices
  • Verifying and certifying petition signatures for candidates who qualify by the petition process
  • Collecting candidate qualifying fees and remitting to appropriate agency
  • Providing support to municipalities, districts and special districts in conduct of their elections
  • Providing filing and qualifying forms to municipalities for qualification of municipal candidates
  • Receiving and reviewing for completion campaign finance reports and financial disclosure statements
  • Monitoring campaign reports and assessing fines when necessary
  • Providing filing forms and guidance to and receiving and reviewing for completion financial reports from political committees
  • Receiving, reviewing for completion, and maintaining financial reports from political parties
  • Receiving annual Form 1 Financial Disclosures from certain officers and employees of local government and reporting to the State of Florida

 Voter Education:

  • Conducting nonpartisan education programs to ensure voters have knowledge of voting equipment and election procedures
  • Providing speakers and information on election processes, upon request, to schools, organizations and clubs
  • Conducting voter education/registration programs annually in each public high school and on each college campus in the county
  • Publishing various information and voter guides to keep public informed about election news and law
  • Maintaining a website to provide candidates, voters and general public with important information and news
  • Distributing news releases to local news organizations to keep public informed of election news
  • Producing public service announcements to inform public of election news and law
  • Receiving and responding to individual queries from public in person and/or via letter, phone and email
  • Working with the special needs community to ensure accessible voting and to improve participation in the electoral process
  • Creating and making available legislative, district, county, and precinct maps
  • Reporting to the State of Florida a detailed description of county voter education programs
  • Working with local community businesses and organizations to recruit skilled election workers
  • Providing written translation of elections materials in languages of minority groups when necessary (specified in the Voting Rights Act of 1965, Title 42, Chapter 20, Subchapter-1B, 1973 aa-1a. Bilingual election requirements)
  • Receiving and responding to public records requests

Records Management:

  • Maintaining and providing records of the Supervisor of Elections office pursuant to state law
Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.

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