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July 2021
From Supervisor Baird
Letter from your Supervisor of Elections
We are moving quickly through the summer months and thankful for this time to prepare for the 2022 elections. We have recently been awarded $140,147 (no match) grant, which focuses on improving the physical and cyber security of elections.
Now that the Legislative session ended, we are working out the details of Senate Bill 90. Below are a few of the results of SB90. Visit our website for more details.
One requirement in SB90 states the public must be able to view and hear the process while canvassing an election. Due to this mandated change, we are in the process of installing audio/visual equipment in our observation room.
Our biggest project this year is redistricting. We are preparing our maps, precincts lines and voter data for the new census numbers.
Reapportionment and redistricting take place every ten years. After the Census data is released, the state will begin to draw the maps with new senate and congressional district boundary lines. On or about August 15th, 2021, we will receive the new data from the Census bureau.
In August we are implementing a system called ClearAudit. This product will allow us to audit the ballots from an entire election by scanning ballots in a standalone system. By law we are required to audit a single race and precinct in an election. This is another layer of integrity in the election process. We will write more about this in our next newsletter.
As you can see, we are very busy here in the election’s office. Our favorite part of elections is being out in the community with you! Please watch for us at your local events. We look forward to seeing you out in the community every Thursday at one of our outreach events. Please stop by and say hello. 
Please contact our office for more information and suggestions.
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It is my pleasure to serve you,
Maureen ‘Mo’ Baird
Supervisor of Elections
New Employee Roger Dixson
Roger Dixson joined the elections team on May 10, 2021 as the new Outreach Administrator. He will be responsible for the elections office’s community outreach program throughout the county and other administrative duties. Roger spent years in the electronics manufacturing industry and brings extensive experience in sales, marketing, quality assurance and process development. He moved to Citrus county in March after living in Melbourne, Florida for many years. Welcome Roger!
The Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC) was formed in 2012 with assistance from The Pew Charitable Trusts as a non-profit organization that is run by states who choose to join. Their only mission is to help states improve the accuracy of voter rolls and to increase access to voter registration for all eligible citizens. Thirty-one (31) states are currently participating in the ERIC program.
Participation in ERIC will improve the integrity of voter rolls and promote voter confidence in the electoral process. Member states agree to follow policies and technical protocols to improve operations, and security of data. Each member state receives reports that show voters who have moved within their state, voters who have moved out of state, voters who have died, duplicate registrations in the same state and individuals who are potentially eligible to vote but are not yet registered.
The first time using ERIC
  • Over 2.2 million eligible, but unregistered voters contacted in September 2020
  • Over 214K registered, nearly 10%
  • Of those who registered, nearly 200K voted (nearly 93% of all those who registered after being contacted by the state)
 Florida Elections in 2020
  • Citrus County 80.04% voter turnout in the 2020 General Election
  • Turnout of 11,144,855 voters in Florida (All time high, more than 1.5 million more voters than ever before in FL history)
  • 71.7% of all eligible voters, also a record
  • US turnout overall was also a record, at 66.8% of eligible voters (nearly 160 million voters) (more than 20 million more voters than 2016)
At your Citrus County elections office, we continue to serve with integrity, accuracy, and the highest standard of excellence.  
Staff and volunteers will be visible in the community through the summer. We will have a voter information and education table at different places located through out the county. Our community outreach schedule can be found on our calendar of events @
Citrus County Supervisor of Elections
1500 N Meadowcrest Blvd. Crystal River, FL 34429
Mailing Address: PO Box 1870 Lecanto, FL 34460
(352) 564-7120 or (800) 655-6645