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Know Your Voting Rights

Know Your Rights At The Polls

As a registered Florida voter, you have rights. These rights apply to you at all polling locations and during every election. It's important to know and understand your voting rights. 

Registered voters in the state of Florida have the right to: 

  1. Vote and have your vote accurately counted. In the case that your vote does not get counted you have the right to contest the decision. 
  2. Cast a vote if you are in line before or at the time that the polling location is closing. Stay in line! 
  3. Ask for and receive assistance in voting in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  4. Written instructions to use when voting, and, upon request, oral instructions in voting from elections officers. 
  5. Receive up to two replacement ballots if you make a mistake prior to casting your ballot. 
  6. An explanation if your registration or identity is in question. If your registration or identity is in question, cast a provisional ballot. Then call the Election Protection Hotline at 1-888-OUR-VOTE. 
  7. Vote free from coercion or intimidation by elections officers or any other person. 
  8. Vote on a voting system that is in working condition and that will allow votes to be accurately cast. If the voting machines are not working at your polling location you may ask for a paper ballot. 
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