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March 2022 Newsletter


Voter Registration Statistics

Democrat = 26,602 * Republican = 61,760 * Other = 30,053 * Total = 118,415

A Message from Supervisor Maureen Baird

What a great New Year! Here we are at March 17 already. It's hard to believe I have had the honor of serving as your Supervisor of Elections for over a year. I am thankful for the opportunity to serve. It's Election Year!

Your Supervisor of Election's and staff are very busy preparing for the 2022 elections.

We have two new precinct buildings for 2022. We have secured CF College as Precinct 300 and Redemption Point AG as Precinct 406.

Candidates are qualifying for local offices. You can find their information on our website, under the candidates tab.

We completed the voter registration and education drives at all three High Schools and two homeschool groups. See some pictures below. I am excited to see the students become voters for the first time in the 2022 elections.

Outreach has been a great success since all year. The Outreach staff continues to be busy out in the community. Below is our outreach calendar. Stop by and say hello.

As you might have read in the paper we have turned 381 initiative petitions over to the State Attorney's office for review for possible identity theft. We will keep you updated on this matter. Know that your Supervisor will follow through to help stop these actions.

We have reached out and contacted our election workers for the 2022 elections. We have many voters interested in working the elections.

Please reach out to your elections office if you have questions. We should be your source for election information. When we had elections for the students, one of the questions we ask is 'where do you get your election information'? Most answered the internet and hardly any said they would ask their Supervisor of Elections. Folks please ask us your election information questions. We are your election experts and we are here to serve the voters of Citrus county.

Serving Citrus,

Maureen 'Mo' Baird

Citrus County Election Security

Our nation's elections were designated as critical infrastructure by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in January of 2017. This important designation allows election officials many free resources, including access to the latest cybersecurity intelligence information from DHS. The Citrus County Elections office has developed a strong partnership with the DHS to improve our cyber and physical security protections.

The elections office continues to receive questions and comments from concerned voters who want to learn more about election integrity. If you would like to help us improve voter confidence, here are some ideas.

  • Encourage anyone with questions to contact the Elections office directly
  • Share only verified, accurate information in discussions and on social media
  • Get involved - become and election worker
  • Go to and read about election security.

Civic Engagement Video

New legislation was passed earlier this year pertaining to elections and student voter education. The law requires the curriculum for public school students, in grades 11 and 12, include instructions on voting using the uniform primary and general election ballot. The Florida Supervisor of Elections Association, in conjunction with the Lou Frey institute at UCF, developed a video titled Florida's Uniformed Ballot Structure, which aids classroom teachers to meet this requirement. A link to this video is shown below.


Florida's Uniformed Ballot Structure Video

Improved Election Audit Capability

Clear Audit is an independent, automated, auditing system. The installation, procedural development and training of the Clear Audit System has been completed. Plans are being finalized for use of the system in the 2022 elections. The Clear Audit system will allow 100% independent, auditing of the election results.

New Voter Information Card Mailing

We will be mailing new voter Identification cards to all Citrus County Residents due to the recent redistricting changes. When you receive your card, please verify that the information is correct and check your polling location. The Voter Information card is not required to vote so please keep it with your important documents.

Home School Student Voter Education

The Supervisor of Elections office hosted two groups from the Gulf Coast Manatee Homeschool Group in January. Students and parents were provided a voter education presentation, facility tour, allowed to vote as part of a voting exercise and given the opportunity to pre-register or register to vote. The election results were provided at the end of the training session.

High School Voter Education

The School Voter Education Program’s mission is to introduce and familiarize students of all grade levels with voter registration and voting procedures, as well as encouraging students to exercise their right to vote once they are eligible. The Supervisor of Elections office visited Citrus County high schools in January and February. Students participated in a sample ballot voting exercise using actual election equipment, were given presentations on Uniformed Ballot Design, Voter Registration, and General Voter Education. They were also given the opportunity to pre-register or register to vote.


Citrus High

Crystal River High

Lecanto High

Community Outreach

Crystal River Christmas Parade

Inverness Christmas Parade

Upcoming Outreach Events

  • Coastal Region Library - February 24
  • YMCA - March 2
  • Strawberry Festival - March 5 -6
  • Citrus Springs Library - March 10
  • Lecanto Government Complex March 17
  • Crystal River City Hall - March 24
  • Old Courthouse Museum - March 31
  • Homosassa Post Office - April 14

We Appreciate our Volunteers!

We are Hiring Election Workers!

Poll Workers strengthen our electoral process and are critical to ensuring that we have safe, secure, and accessible elections. For more information on becoming a Poll Worker in Citrus County, visit the Election Worker Section on our website or complete an Election Worker Application.

Election Worker Application

Upcoming Election Dates

Primary Election: August 23, 2022

Registration Deadline: July 25, 2022

General Election: November 8, 2022

Registration Deadline: October 11, 2022

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