Tomorrow is Election Day, and millions of Americans will be heading to the polls in support of their Presidential candidate. In an effort to effectively facilitate the constant flow of voters, the Florida Department of State, Division of Elections issues a Polling Place Procedures Manual. The Manual includes instructions on Voting Procedure and Voters’ Rights.
Procedurally, voters are required to have their eligibility to vote determined prior to voting and must present required identification which may include the following:
- Valid Florida driver’s license
- Florida ID card issued by the DHSMV
- U.S. passport
- Debit/credit card
- Military ID
- Student ID
- Retirement center ID
- Neighborhood association ID
- Public assistance ID (Social Security or other social services)
Voters may bring in pre-marked sample ballots or campaign literature for their personal use; however, voters are prohibited from using literature for campaigning purposes. Additionally, voters may wear campaign buttons, shirts, hats, or any other campaign items when they enter the polling place to vote.
It is important to know that voting rights afford voters the opportunity to receive up to two replacement ballots if he or she makes a mistake prior to the ballot being cast; receive an explanation if his or her registration or identity is in question; cast a provisional ballot if his or her registration or identity is in question; and among other things, may receive written instructions to use when voting, and, upon request, oral instructions in voting from election officers.
Blick Law Firm knows that it is important to understand your legal rights, and encourages all Americans to exercise their right to vote. If you or a loved one has questions or concerns regarding your legal rights, call Blick Law Firm today at (813) 931-0840. Schedule a free 15-minute consultation with attorney Michael Blickensderfer.