Frequently Asked Questions

Voter Registration Qualifications

Do I have to be a United States Citizen?
Yes

May I register to vote if I have a Green Card?
No - A Green Card allows you to live and work in the United States, but it does make you a citizen.

What identification do I need in order to register to vote?
No proof of identification is required when registering. You sign an oath attesting to the accuracy of all information given.

The voter registration application asks for my Driver License number and/or social security number. What if I don't have either of these?
If you are mailing your voter registration application and you have never voted in the state of Florida, you are required to include a copy of a current and valid identification from the list below. The document should contain your name and current residence:

  1. Utility bill
  2. Bank statement
  3. Government check
  4. Paycheck
  5. Other government document.

You are exempt from providing the additional ID as explained above if:

  1. You are over 65 years of age
  2. You have a temporary or permanent physical disability
  3. You are a member or spouse of the uniformed service on active duty, by reason of such active duty, are absent from the county on election day, a member or spouse of the Merchant Marine who by reason of the active duty are absent from the county on election day, persons currently residing outside the United States who are eligible to vote in Florida.

May I register using a nickname?
You should use your legal name just as you would for any legal document.


Voter Information Cards

You will receive a voter information card:

  1. After your voter registration application is validated
  2. Whenever there is a change in your polling location
  3. Anytime you update your voter registration for name, party, or address

Am I required to show my voter card when I vote?

  1. No, you will be asked to show a voter and signature ID when you vote.  There is a list of acceptable IDs under voting section of FAQ  
  2. Voter information cards serve as confirmation of your registration and contain your precinct and polling place information.  They were not intended to be used as ID.

If I lose my voter information card can I get a new one?
Yes, you may request one on a voter registration application or in writing with your signature mailed to PO Box 300, Dade City FL  33526.


Voting

How do I know where I vote?

  1. On Election Day: the information is on your voter information card or you may use the precinct finder https://www.pascovotes.com/Precincts/Precinct-Finder  The polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  2. During Early Voting Period:  check here for early voting dates, times and locations https://www.pascovotes.com/Elections/Ways-to-Vote/Early-Voting/About-Early-Voting

I moved here from another Florida county.  Can I transfer my registration and vote here?

Yes, please visit: https://www.registertovoteflorida.gov/home

What kind of voting machines does Pasco use?

Click here for information https://www.pascovotes.com/Elections/Optical-Scan-FAQ

Are there ADA compatible voting machines available?

Click here for information https://www.pascovotes.com/Elections/Optical-Scan-FAQ

May I take my sample ballot to the polling place?

Yes!  It helps expedite voting especially when the ballot is long.

What are my congressional, state senate, and house districts?

  1. Pasco County is represented by:
    1. 12th Congressional District
    2. 10th, 16th, 20th State Senate Districts
    3. 36th, 37th, 38th State House Districts
  2. Find out your district by using the Precinct Finder https://www.pascovotes.com/Precincts/Precinct-Finder

Am I allowed to bring someone to assist me when I vote, or will there be someone there that can help me?

  1. Yes, you may bring someone, or there will be someone at the polling location to assist – including language assistance. 
  2. If you bring someone with you, that person may not be your employer, an agent of your employer, or an officer or agent of your union.
  3. Please allow necessary time to complete statutorily required forms for you and your assistant.

What are the identification requirements for voting early or at the polls?

Florida law requires that you to show both a photo and a signature identification.  You may show one form which satisfies both requirements, e.g. your Florida Driver License or FL Identification card, or you may show one form for your photograph and one form for your signature, as long as it is from the following list of acceptable forms of identification:

Florida Driver License

Florida ID Card

U.S. Passport

Military ID

Debit or Credit Card

Retirement Center ID

Student ID

Neighborhood Association ID

Public Assistance ID

FL Concealed Weapon or Firearm License

Veteran Health ID Card

Government Employee ID Card

The address on my Driver License isn’t current. May I still use it as identification at the polls?

Yes. The Driver License is for photo and signature verification only. You will be asked to confirm your current address when you check in to vote.

What if I don't have one of the acceptable forms of ID?

You have the option of voting a Provisional Ballot which is a paper ballot issued at the polling place or early voting site. The ballot is considered provisional based on if you are duly registered to vote, if your ballot is being cast in the correct precinct, and if you have or have not voted early or by mail.  Once those things are verified and your signature is verified against what is on file at the elections’ office, the canvassing board which consists of a County Judge, a County Commissioner, and the Supervisor of Elections will determine if your ballot will be tabulated.

If there is a question regarding your signature, you will be able to “cure” your signature by 5:00 p.m. two days after the election.  You will be notified if this is an issue.  Additionally, you have the right to present written evidence supporting your eligibility to vote by the same deadline.

Who else is required to vote a provisional ballot:

  1.  A voter claiming to be properly registered in the state and eligible to vote at the precinct but whose eligibility cannot be determined.
  2. A voter who refutes the supervisor’s office confirmation that he/she is not registered/eligible.
  3. A voter who has been challenged prior to election day or at the precinct on election day.
  4. A voter whom the precinct register indicates has voted early, but the poll worker is unable to verify if the voter already voted.
  5. A voter who refutes the indication on the precinct register that they have already voted early or by mail, and the poll worker is able to confirm by phone call to the elections’ office.
  6. A voter whose signature on their ID does not match their signature on the precinct register and refuses to complete an affidavit.
  7. A voter whose Florida DL# or FL ID# or Social Security # has not yet been verified by the Department of State in conjunction with the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. 

Other Voting Options - Vote by Mail or Early Voting

Who may vote by mail or vote early?

Anyone who is registered to vote in Pasco County, or has a valid voter registration in another Florida county and is now residing in Pasco County - in which case you will be required to make an address update before voting.

For more FAQ about Voting by Mail: https://www.pascovotes.com/Elections/Ways-to-Vote/Vote-by-Mail/About-Voting-by-Mail

For more information on Early Voting: https://www.pascovotes.com/Elections/Ways-to-Vote/Early-Voting/About-Early-Voting


Election Results

Where can I find election results after the polls close on Election Day?

Look for the Election Results graphic on the home page of this website to view real-time results.


Remove Your Name From the Voter Registration Rolls

How Do I Remove My Name from the Voter Registration Rolls?

You may use this form, ELECTOR’S REQUEST FOR REMOVAL, to notify us that you are no longer a resident of Pasco County and want to have your name removed from the Pasco County voter registration rolls, or if for any reason you no longer want to be a registered voter.  You may fax this form to (352) 521-4319, e-mail it to [email protected], or mail it to PO Box 300, Dade City FL  33526.  For the voter’s protection the form must be signed. The signature on the form will be compared to the signature on the voter's registration record.

Note:  This form will change the status of your voter registration from active; however, it will not exempt your information from public records.      


Political Party

Do I have to declare a political party?

No, however, Florida is by law a closed primary state. In the primaries, the parties elect their own candidates which oppose the opposite party in the November General Election. General Election ballots are not party specific – everyone votes the same ballot.

  1. The candidate choices on your primary election ballot will be candidates that are the same party affiliation as your voter registration.
  2. If there is a Universal Primary Contest in which the winner of the race will be determined in the primary - all voters regardless of party vote in that race including non-partisan voters.
  3. All voters regardless of party vote for non-partisan school board member races and judicial races. 

Can I change my political party?

  1. Yes, but it requires your signature and cannot be done over the phone.  Submit your party change request on a voter registration application available here: https://www.registertovoteflorida.gov/home  or, you send us a signed written request that includes your date of birth or voter information number and mail it to PO Box 300, Dade City FL  33526.
  2. You may not change your party affiliation at the polls or during the book closing period which is 29 days prior to any election. 

Residency

Can I register to vote if I am a part-time resident?

Yes, however, you must claim Florida as your legal residence. You may not be registered in more than one state.

Do I have to live in Florida for a specified amount of time before I register to vote?

No

Can I register to vote if I have citizenship in the U.S. and another country?

Yes, if you are a U.S. citizen and satisfy the other requirements for registration.

Can I register to vote if I am homeless?

Yes. You will be registered in the precinct where you have mail delivered. When completing the registration application, write "homeless" in the residence address box and your mailing address in the mailing address box.


Felony Convictions

Amendment 4 – Voting Restoration FAQ

https://www.pascovotes.com/Portals/Pasco/Documents/Amend4FAQ.pdf


Pollworkers

Click here for information https://www.pascovotes.com/Pollworkers


Ballot Tabulation

What type of voting system does Pasco County use?
Pasco County uses an optical scan paper ballot system, where votes are cast by filling in ovals, similar to the lottery.

How are ballots tabulated on election night?
When the polls close on Election Night, vote totals are transmitted from each precinct to the central tabulation site. The vote by mail paper ballots are tabulated on a high-speed optical ballot reader. These totals are compiled to produce official totals.


Pollwatchers

What is a poll watcher?

A poll watcher is a person designated by a candidate, political party or political committee to watch and observe the conduct of elections. Poll watchers are not paid for their services by the Supervisor of Elections or, in municipal elections, the City Clerk.

Do I have to be registered to vote?

Yes, in the county in which you will be serving.

I am a candidate.  May I be a poll watcher?

No candidate, sheriff, deputy sheriff, police officer or other law enforcement officer may serve as a poll watcher.


Solicitation

What is a Solicitation Boundary?

Per F.S. 102.031(4)(a) No person, political committee, committee of continuous existence, or other group or organization may solicit voters inside the polling place or within 150 feet of the entrance to any polling place, or polling room where the polling place is also a polling room, or early voting site.


Why are voting materials in both English and Spanish?

In compliance with a Judicial Order from the United States District Court Northern District of Florida, along with Governor DeSantis directing Florida Secretary of State Lee,  Pasco County is legally required to provide election/voting materials (including ballots) to be in both English and Spanish for the March 17, 2020, Presidential Preference Primary (PPP) and all future elections.