Voter Preparation Vital to Successful Elections

Press Release
Date: August 26, 2016     
Contact:  Tami Bentley
(352) 521-4302

Voter Preparation Vital to Successful Elections

Pasco County, FL – In addition to taking advantage of the remainder of the early voting period in advance of the potential for inclement weather, Brian E. Corley, Supervisor of Elections Pasco County, wants to ensure voters are prepared for the upcoming primary this Tuesday, August 30, 2016.  At this point, everything is a go.  The polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. at 112 precincts throughout Pasco County.  A complete list of polling locations is available online at  Voters are statutorily required to vote in the precinct in which they reside and to provide a photo and signature ID when voting.  

“There is no reason to think that Tuesday will be anything but business as usual,” said Supervisor Corley.  “With that in mind, reminding everyone what’s required on Election Day ensures a smoother voting experience,” said Supervisor Corley.  

Per law, Florida is a closed primary state and as such, voters will be issued party-specific ballots.  All voters regardless of party will vote in the county judge contest as well as the proposed amendment to the state constitution.  Studying the candidates in advance & utilizing your sample ballot will help expedite voting at the polls.      

If you have not voted in the last few elections, you should check your voter registration status on-line, or call 1-800-851-8754. Do not wait until Election Day to find out if you are registered and if your registration is in good standing. Voter registration address changes can be done by telephone or on-line, but failure to update your address prior to Election Day could result in delays at the polls.

Florida Statutes (Section 101.031(2)) delivers instructions to voters and establishes a Voter’s Bill of Rights and Voter Responsibilities.  Pursuant to statute, copies of these are posted in all polling locations on Election Day.  They can be viewed beforehand online at by selecting the voter registration tab on the homepage and the voter’s guide option from the fly out menu. “Prepared voters help us to reach our goal of providing the best service possible and a flawless, transparent election,” said Supervisor Corley.      
Brian E. Corley, Supervisor of Elections 
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