OFFICIAL SAMPLE BALLOTS Primary Election – August 14, 2012 Sumter County, Florida How To Locate Your Ballot: 1) Find your party in which you are registered as; 2) Find your precinct number. If you are not registered with a major party (Rep & Dem), you will be voting the Nonpartisan Ballot. INSTRUCTIONS YOU WILL SEE ON YOUR BALLOT TO VOTE, COMPLETELY FILL IN THE OVAL NEXT TO YOUR CHOICE. DEM 1 Ballot Precincts: 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 121, 122, 123, 124 NON 1 Ballot Precincts: 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 121, 122, 123, 124 USE BLACK OR BLUE BALLPOINT PEN. IF YOU MAKE A MISTAKE DON’T HESITATE TO ASK FOR A NEW BALLOT. IF YOU ERASE OR MAKE OTHER MARKS, YOUR VOTE MAY NOT COUNT. This 2012 Primary Election sample ballot was prepared in accordance with Section 101.20, Florida Statutes, and furnished by the office of Karen S. Krauss, Supervisor of Elections, Sumter County, Florida. IMPORTANT! REP 1 Ballot Precincts: 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 121, 122, 123, 124 Florida Statute 101.043 requires photo and signature identification at the polling place. You will be asked to show photo and signature identification when you go to vote. Accepted documents are: Florida driver’s license. Florida identification card issued by the Dept. of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles. United States passport. Debit or credit card. Military identification. Student identification. Retirement center identification. Neighborhood association identification. Pubic assistance identification. PRIMARY ELECTION AUGUST 14th ELECTION DAY POLLS ARE OPEN 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM Any combination of these documents may be presented to fulfill the photo and signature requirements. If you DO NOT have proper identification, you will be allowed to vote a provisional ballot. The Canvassing Board will determine eligibility. Update of Voter’s Signature on file at the Sumter County Supervisor of Elections office How: Use a Florida Voter Registration Application Form completing all required blocks per instructions. When: At any point that there is a significant change in your signature or identifying “mark”. Where: Florida Voter Registration Application Forms are available at all government offices, public assistance offices, libraries and upon request by calling or e-mailing our office. § § 2012 SUMTER COUNTY PRECINCTS ALL VOTERS: PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO LOCATE YOUR PRECINCT BEFORE ELECTION DAY. YOU CAN FIND PRECINCT INFORMATION AT WWW.SUMTERELECTIONS.ORG OR CALL OUR OFFICE AT 352-569-1540. Voter’s Bill of Rights Each registered voter in this state has the right to: 1. Vote and have his or her vote accurately counted. 2. Cast a vote if he or she is in line at the official closing of the polls in that county. 3. Ask for and receive assistance in voting. 4. Receive up to two replacement ballots if he or she makes a mistake prior to the ballot being cast. 5. An explanation if his or her registration or identity is in question. 6. If his or her registration or identity is in question, cast a provisional ballot. 7. Written instructions to use when voting, and, upon request, oral instruction in voting from elections officers. 8. Vote free from coercion or intimidation by elections officers or any other person. 9. Vote on a voting system that is in working condition and that will allow votes to be accurately cast. (F.S. 101.031(2)) Voter’s Responsibilities Each registered voter in this state should: 1. Familiarize himself or herself with the candidates and issues. 2. Maintain with the office of the supervisor of elections a current address. 3. Know the location of his or her polling place and its hours of operation. 4. Bring proper identification to the polling station. 5. Familiarize himself or herself with the operation of the voting equipment in his or her precinct. 6. Treat precinct workers with courtesy. 7. Respect the privacy of other voters. 8. Report any problems or violations of election laws to the supervisor of elections. 9. Ask questions, if needed. 10. Make sure that his or her completed ballot is correct before leaving the polling station. (F.S. 101.031(2)) NOTE TO VOTER: Failure to perform any of these responsibilities does not prohibit a voter from voting. Early Voting Schedule & Locations When: August 4 - 11, 2012 (Saturday - Saturday) Time: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Absentee Information Did you know? To request for someone else you have to be that voter’s spouse, child, parent, grandparent or sibling. Did you know? That a request for an absentee ballot to be mailed to a voter must be received by the Supervisor’s office no later than 5:00 pm the Wednesday prior to the Election. Where: At these locations Main Office - Bushnell 900 N Main Street Bushnell, FL 33513 The Villages Sumter County Service Center Wildwood Annex 7375 Powell Road Wildwood, FL 34785 Villages Gov. Annex Bldg. 8033 E C-466, #401 The Villages, FL 32162 The Villages Library 325 Belvedere Blvd. The Villages, FL 32162 Primary Election AUGUST 14TH POLLS ARE OPEN 7:00 AM TO 7:00 PM If you plan to vote on August 14th Locate your polling place prior to Election Day Did you know? That a voter can designate someone to pick up their ballot for them the Thursday prior to the Election. Did you know? That your absentee ballot must be returned by 7:00 pm Election night to the Supervisor of Elections at the Bushnell office. Did you know? For your absentee to be counted your envelope has to be signed. Did you know? A person with a power of attorney cannot sign an absentee for a voter. The voter must sign or mark their envelope on the signature line. Did you know? You could contact the Elections office for more information. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT THE SUMTER COUNTY ELECTIONS OFFICE AT: 900 N Main Street, Bushnell, FL 33513 Phone: (352) 569-1540 E-mail: [email protected] Web Site: www.sumterelections.org Phone: TDD (352) 569-1568 Florida is a Closed Primary State: You must be registered in the Party to vote in that Party’s Primary, unless all candidates for an office have the same party affiliation and the winner will have no opposition in the General Election. This is called a Universal Primary Contest and all voters regardless of party affiliation may vote in this race. All registered voters may vote in Nonpartisan Elections for School Board, Judicial Offices, Issues, and in the General Election.
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