Before Going to Vote


REVIEW YOUR VOTER INFORMATION CARD

Your Voter Information Card provides your precinct number and polling place, as well as other information contained in your voter registration record.  If you did not receive your card, contact the Supervisor of Elections Office. Should your precinct or polling place change, or if you update your voter registration record, you will be mailed a new card. To avoid delays and paperwork at the early voting site or polling place, be sure your address is current in your voter registration record. Inform us of any changes to your registration information by visiting our website or contacting our office.


YOUR SAMPLE BALLOT: REVIEW IT, MARK IT, TAKE IT TO THE POLLS

Your sample ballot is based on your legal residence address, and party affiliation (in primary elections) and will be mailed approximately three weeks prior to Election Day.  If you would like your sample ballot e-mailed, please notify the Supervisor of Elections Office.  Your sample ballot will contain your specific ballot style and information regarding voting opportunities in the election.  It may also be used to research candidates and issues.  You may mark your sample ballot and take it to the early voting site or polling place for your reference.


WHEN AND WHERE TO VOTE

On Election Day, polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. You must vote at your assigned polling place. Contact the Supervisor of Elections’ Office or visit our website if you need confirmation on where your polling place is located or have questions.


WHAT TO BRING

If you choose to vote in person during the early voting period or on Election Day, you must present a CURRENT and VALID photo identification (ID) along with a signature ID. A voter may present two separate forms of ID, one with a photo on it from the list below and another with a signature (may or may not be from the list below). Example: Photo on Student ID and signature on credit card; or photo on Military ID and signature on a library card are acceptable. Please click here for a complete list of ID required at the polls.

If you do not present the required ID at the polls, you may vote a provisional ballot. A Voter Information Card may not be used as ID at the polls. 


At the Polling Place


CHECK-IN

You will be greeted by a polling place deputy and directed to a voter check-in station.  Provide your ID to the Check-in Operator. Once your name has been located, you will be asked to sign the electronic signature pad or a voting pass.  You will then be provided a secrecy sleeve containing your paper ballot. DURING EARLY VOTING- your specific ballot style will print on demand after Check-in.

If you are a person with a disability, or cannot read or write and would like someone to help you with the voting process, you can designate someone of your own choice (except your employer or an agency of your employer, or an officer or agency of your union) to provide such assistance. Election officials may also provide assistance.  If you would like assistance, please advise the Check-in Operator.  


HOW TO VOTE

Marksense ballot (paper ballot):

  • All voting is by Marksense ballot which uses a marking device for the purpose of designating ballot selections and an optical scanner as the tabulator.
  • For write-in candidates, fill in the oval to the left of the words write-in, and write the qualified write-in candidate's name on the line.

OVERVOTE : If you vote for more candidates in a race than what is indicated in the title of the race, your vote in that race will not count.  This is called an overvote. 

UNDERVOTE: You may choose not to vote on a Vote for One race or not to make multiple choices on a Vote for Two (or three, or four) race.  This is called an undervote.

A message will be displayed on the tabulator screen if you have overvoted any of the races or inserted a blank ballot.  However, a message will not be displayed if you have undervoted any race.  The tabulator will count all properly marked races.

Accessible Voting Equipment For Voters With Disabilities:

Nassau County has at least one ballot marking device with an audio ballot feature available at each polling place and early voting site to  accommodate persons with disabilities, enabling a person with a disability to vote without assistance if they choose.  If the audio ballot feature is chosen, the voting instructions and ballot will be read to you through headphones. For privacy, the ballot will not appear on the screen.

  • To vote, insert the ballot into the ballot marking device.
  • Make your selections by touching your choice on the screen or using the keypad.
  • Move through the ballot by touching Back or Next.
  • Once you have reviewed our selections, touch the Mark Ballot button.
  • Your choices will be marked on the ballot and the ballot ejected.  Proceed to the tabulator or request assistance.

PROCEED TO THE TABULATOR

After reviewing your ballot, insert it into the tabulator.  When you see, "Thank you for voting.  Your ballot has been counted." on the screen, you have completed the voting process.

Once your ballot has been accepted by the tabulator, IT CANNOT BE RETRIEVED.  Your ballot has been cast.  

You will receive an I Voted sticker and you can exit the polling place with confidence that your vote counted.

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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