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Glossary of Terms

Affirmation - A sworn statement for various changes in a voter's registration information. It is a legal size yellow form.

Ballot Card - A one-sheet paper ballot, which is inserted into and read by the ICE Unit.

Election Board - Poll workers hired by the Supervisor of Elections to work at the precincts on Election Day. Poll workers work at the will of the Supervisor of Elections. No position is guaranteed from one election to the next.

Precinct Clerk (PC) - Referred to in the Florida Statutes as the Clerk. A member of the Election Board. The poll worker in charge of the polling place on Election Day. Must be knowledgeable of all poll worker positions.

Assistant Precinct Clerk (APC) - A member of the Election Board.  The poll worker who assists the Precinct Clerk throughout the day.

Voting Equipment Specialist (VES) - A member of the Election Board. The poll worker trained to operate the ImageCast Evolution voting equipment. Performs ICE Unit opening and closing procedures. He/She attends the ICE Unit during the day.

EVID Operator (EO) - A member of the Election Board. The poll worker who is trained to operate the check-in EVID and the resolution EVID. 

Inspector EVID - This EVID is used to check voters in and issue a voting pass or a refer to clerk pass. This EVID cannot be used to make changes to a voter's information.

Clerk EVID - This EVID is used to check voters in and issue voting passes. If the voter needs to make a change to his or her information, then the EVID Operator will issue a manual refer to clerk pass. This EVID can be used to make changes to a voter's record only if the voter has a completed yellow affirmation.

Ballot Attendant (BA) - A member of the Election Board. The poll worker trained to receive the voting pass from the voter and issue the correct ballot style according to the voting pass.

Poll Deputy (DEP) - NOT a member of the Election Board. The poll worker jointly trained by the SOE and the Sheriff to serve outside the front door of the polling place. Installs signs, maintains order, greets the voters and admits to the polls only those people allowed by Florida Law. Deputies do not handle ballots.

EVID Electronic Voter IDentification system. A tabletop computer that is used to check voters in electronically.

ImageCast Evolution Unit (ICE) -  ICE Units are tabulation systems provided by Dominion Voter Systems.  ICE Units are utilized for both Early Vote and Election Day voting.

Over Vote - When a voter votes for more than the specified number in a race. The Accu-Vote will return the ballot to the voter.

Poll Watcher - Person allowed in the polling place on Election Day in accordance with Florida Law.  This person has been asked by a candidate or a committee to keep track of voters as they proceed through to vote. This individual must be approved by the SOE.

Precinct Register/Poll List (PR/PL) - The alphabetical listing of the registered voters who live in a precinct. 

SOE - Supervisor of Elections

Spoiled Ballot - A ballot card on which a voter has made a mistake while voting. There is a limit of three ballots allowed per voter.

Under Vote - When a voter does not vote in a race. The ICE Unit will ask the voter if they wish to Cast or Return their ballot if the ballot is not completely filled out.

Note: If you would like an election related term defined and added to the above list, please submit your request by email to:

Shirley.Anderson@HernandoVotes.com
All submissions for terms to be added will be considered.


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