PHOTO IDENTIFICATION REQUIRED TO VOTE
Voters will be required to show a photo identification in order to vote in elections.
101.043 Identification required at polls.— (1)(a) The precinct register, as prescribed in s. 98.461, shall be used at the polls for the purpose of identifying the elector at the polls before allowing him or her to vote. The clerk or inspector shall require each elector, upon entering the polling place, to present one of the following current and valid picture identifications:
1. Florida driver’s license.
2. Florida identification card issued by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.
3. United States passport.
4. Debit or credit card.
5. Military identification.
6. Student identification.
7. Retirement center identification.
8. Neighborhood association identification.
9. Public assistance identification.
10. Veteran health identification card issued by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.
11. A license to carry a concealed weapon or firearm issued pursuant to s. 790.06.
12. Employee identification card issued by any branch, department, agency, or entity of the Federal Government, the state, a county, or a municipality.
(1)(b) If the picture identification does not contain the signature of the elector, an additional identification that provides the elector’s signature shall be required. The address appearing on the identification presented by the elector may not be used as the basis to confirm an elector’s legal residence or otherwise challenge an elector’s legal residence. The elector shall sign his or her name in the space provided on the precinct register or on an electronic device provided for recording the elector’s signature. The clerk or inspector shall compare the signature with that on the identification provided by the elector and enter his or her initials in the space provided on the precinct register or on an electronic device provided for that purpose and allow the elector to vote if the clerk or inspector is satisfied as to the identity of the elector.
(2) If the elector fails to furnish the required identification, the elector shall be allowed to vote a provisional ballot. The canvassing board shall determine the validity of the ballot pursuant to s. 101.048(2).
ASSISTANCE AT THE POLLS
The Elector can designate someone of his or her choice, other than their employer or an officer or agent of the person's union. Election officials may also provide assistance.
For Your Information
Polling precincts are open from 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Election Systems and Software (ES&S) DS200 Tabulator and ExpressVote Ballot Marking Device
A new voting system was purchased in 2018 from Election Systems and Software (ES&S). Florida is a paper based state and the ES&S election system utilizes the marksense paper ballots. The voting system includes the DS200 tabulator and the ExpressVote ballot marking device. Once a ballot is marked, the voter will place their ballot in the DS200 so that their vote will be tabulated. The ExpressVote is a part of the election system originally used only for people with disabilities. In 2019, the Florida Legislature changed the law to allow all voters to use the ExpressVote if they would prefer. The ExpressVote is a paper based ballot marking system that utilizes a touch screen for the voter to mark their ballot on a paper ballot card which is then inserted into the DS200 tabulator. This marking device also allows blind and visually impaired voters to vote independently by accessing the system's audio feature.