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Custodian of Public Records


Use the contact information below to request a public record from the Supervisor of Elections Office:

Custodian of Public Records
Maureen Baird
Citrus County Supervisor of Elections
PO Box 1870
Lecanto, FL 34460-1870

Phone: (352) 564-7120
Contact Form: Contact Us

A requester is not required to give a name or reason for the request of public records. Public records requests may be placed, in writing by mail, e-mail or fax, in person or phone. Please be aware that requests for public records themselves are open to disclosure. Written communications to or from county officials constitute public records and are available to the public and media upon request unless the information is subject to a specific statutory exemption. Therefore, an email or written request may be subject to public disclosure.


Florida has one of the most open public records laws in the nation. In the state of Florida, anyone may request public records from a government agency. There are various benefits of open government which help to ensure transparency and accountability of public officials. The public record law states that any records made or received by any public agency in the course of its official business are available for inspection unless specifically exempted by the Florida legislature. This also means that not all records are public. Some records are exempt from public disclosure and protected by law.

Records in the Supervisor of Elections Office are maintained according to their retention schedule, in compliance with the public records law (Chapter 119, Florida Statutes) and applicable Election Law (Chapters 97-106, Florida Statutes). Public meetings held in the Supervisor of Elections Office through the course of an election cycle are open to the public and subject to the Sunshine Law. The public is always welcome and encouraged to attend Canvassing Board meetings in the Elections Office and watch the electoral process in action.


Many people are not aware that most voter registration records are open to public disclosure. In addition to voter registration records, candidates and political committees may also receive information of voters who choose to vote by mail. A voter's social security number, driver's license number, signature and the source of registration are always protected from disclosure. This personal information is exempt from disclosure and is never provided to a request for records by the Supervisor of Elections office.


Florida law allows certain persons to request that an agency not publicly disclose specific identification and/or location information contained in any of its agency records. If you meet eligibility requirements as defined in law, your voter registration may be eligible for exemption. Law enforcement officers, firefighters, judges and judicial officers are eligible for protection, as well as many others.