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July 2023 Newsletter

Democrats: 25,608 * Republicans: 66,645 * Others: 31,896 * Total: 124,149

Message from Supervisor Baird


It's a very busy time in elections as we prepare for the upcoming 2024 election season. We are anticipating a high voter turnout for the 2024 elections. BE READY!


To date we have secured all but, one polling place location for 2024 (see below). This is a continued process through the election cycle.


In preparation, the staff is currently working on maintenance activities to ensure our voter records are up to date, orientation classes for election workers, processing petitions, creating candidate packets for qualifying, and staff training.


One major area of elections that changed since last election is that voters must apply every election cycle for a vote-by-mail ballot and must provide identification when applying. Read below for more information. To date we have approximately 17,000 requests processed for 2024. If you would like to request a vote-by-mail ballot, see below.


This year we were awarded over $95,000 in non-matching grant funds under the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) to enhance the administration of federal elections.


Please remember to contact your Supervisor of Elections for information regarding elections.


It's my honor to serve Citrus County!


Maureen 'Mo' Baird

Supervisor of Elections

Citrus County, Florida


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Florida Senate Bill 7050

Florida Senate Bill 7050 was signed into law on May 25th and took effect on July 1, 2023. The bill affects many sections of the Florida Election Code. Our office is working with other county Elections offices throughout Florida to understand the new requirements of the bill and make process changes to ensure compliance. If you would like to review SB 7050 in further detail, a link to the summary page is included below. The full version of the bill may be viewed by going to the Florida Senate website:

Senate Bill 7050 Summary Page

Executive Board Appointment

Citrus County Supervisor of Elections, Maureen ‘Mo’ Baird was sworn in by the Secretary of State Cord Byrd as a member of the Executive Board for the Florida Supervisor of Elections (FSE). Supervisor Baird takes office on May 29, 2023. Her wealth of election knowledge will serve Florida well. The Florida Supervisor of Elections (FSE) is a professional membership organization representing the Supervisor of Elections of Florida’s 67 counties. Their mission is to assist its members in conducting fair, honest and accurate elections by providing continuing education and certification programs that encourage the highest level of professionalism; and to assist Florida citizens to become better informed about voting and be prepared to participate in the electoral process.

Vote-by-Mail Ballot Request Mailing


Florida Senate Bill 90, passed in 2021, limited the duration of requests for vote-by-mail ballots to all elections through the end of the calendar year of the next regularly scheduled general election. This means that all vote-by-mail requests expired on December 31, 2022. Our office is working diligently to communicate this to our voters through the media and our outreach program. 2023/2024 Vote-by-Mail Ballot Request forms are being mailed. If you have not already requested a vote-by-mail ballot this year and would like to Vote-by-Mail, please click the link below to apply.

Vote-by-Mail Website Request

Orientation Classes Starting Soon!


Our office hires approximately 400 workers for each election. Election workers strengthen our electoral process and are critical to ensuring that we have safe, secure, and accessible elections. Becoming an Election worker is a very important decision and requires making a serious commitment to the team. You must be able to attend an orientation session and, if hired, mandatory training classes. Election workers are paid for each election worked (Election Day) and for the hours worked, if employed at Early Vote sites (daily for up to 2 weeks prior to Election Day).


If you are interested in joining our team and attending an orientation class, please select the link below and complete an Election Worker Application. 

Election Worker Application

Seeking a New Building for Precinct 202

The Supervisor of Elections office is seeking a new location in the Citrus Hills area for Precinct 202. This polling precinct was formerly located at the Quality Inn @ Citrus Hills and is no longer available. We are thankful for the time we were able to use this facility. The Elections office relies on public buildings for polling precincts on election day. The Supervisor of Elections is seeking a building that has a large room, restrooms, adequate lighting, and ample parking. If anyone knows of a building that meets the criteria above in the Citrus Hills area, please contact Supervisor of Elections, Maureen Baird at 352-564-7110.

Welcome to the SOE Team

LeAnna Leyva

Administrative Services Director


Tifani Long

Election Worker Coordinator

Your Signature is Important!


Your handwriting may change over time, so it is important to update your signature periodically. We use the signatures on file to verify your identity on petitions, provisional ballots and vote-by-mail ballots.


You may use a paper voter registration application to update your signature. These are available from our office, any Citrus County Library or government building.

Voter Outreach in the Community






Homosassa Library

4100 S. Grandmarch Ave, Homosassa, FL 34446

9am - 11am


Crystal River City Hall

123 NW US Highway 19, Crystal River, FL 34428

9am - 11am


Floral City Library

8360 E. Orange Ave, Floral City, FL 34436

9am - 11am


Central Ridge Library

425 Roosevelt Blvd, Beverly Hills, FL 34465

9am - 11am


Market at the Depot

Depot Pavillion 300 N. Apoka Ave, Inverness, FL 34450

9am - 1pm



4127 W. Norvell Bryant Hwy Lecanto, FL 34461

9am - 11am


Parks and Rec Outdoor Expo

Citrus Springs Community Center 1570W. Citrus Springs Blvd, Citrus Springs

9am - 3pm


National Voter Registration Day




Lakes Region Library

1511 Druid Road, Inverness, FL 34452

9am - 11am


Chamber Business Expo

Depot Pavillion 300 N. Apoka Ave, Inverness, FL 34450

9am - 1pm

National Voter Registration Day

Are You Ready to Vote?


National Voter Registration Day is September 19, 2023. The 2024 elections are fast-approaching so now is the time to ensure you are ready to vote. Make sure your registration information is up to date. This includes your home address, mailing address, name, party affiliation and signature. Use the links below to check your voter registration status, register to vote or make changes to your voter record.

Check your Voter Registration Status
Voter Registration Application

Election Dates 2024

PPP - March 19th

Deadline to Register: February 20th


Primary - August 20th

Deadline to Register: July 22nd


General - November 5th

Deadline to Register: October 7th

Early Vote Dates 2024


Presidential Preference Primary - March 8th - 16th

Primary - August 9th - 17th

General - October 21st - November 2nd


Early Vote Locations


The Central Ridge Community Center, 77 Civic Circle, Beverly Hills


The Crystal River Early Voting Site, 1500 N. Meadowcrest Blvd, Crystal River


The Central Ridge Library, 425 W. Roosevelt Blvd, Beverly Hills


The Homosassa Public Library, 4100 S. Grandmarch Ave, Homosassa


The Inverness Government Center, 212 W. Main St, Inverness Website

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Physical Address:

1500 N. Meadowcrest Ln

Crystal River, FL 34429


Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 1870

Lecanto, FL 34460-1870