Duties of the Supervisor of Elections
(Updated January 31, 2011)
The Volusia County Supervisor of Elections is charged, per
Florida Statutes 97-106, WITH administering all elections pertaining to
federal, state, and county elections held in Volusia County. In addition,
contracts are entered into with municipalities to administer
The Supervisor of Elections is an elected
official, elected every four years in a non partisan county wide
contest. Volusia County is the only county in the state that
considers the Supervisor of Elections to be an elected department
head, and not a full constitutional officer. 65 other counties have
the Supervisor as a full constitutional officer and 1 county,
Miami-Dade, has an appointed Supervisor of Elections, appointed by
the County Manager.
As an elected official, the Supervisor of Elections
administers all elections in Volusia County, conducts voter registration and issues voter
information cards, updates voter registration lists, and provides for absentee
registration and absentee voting.
The Supervisor of Elections also is responsible for
qualifying candidates for county office and receiving candidate campaign finance reports
and financial disclosure reports.
Other duties and responsibilities include maintaining
election equipment, hiring and training poll workers, renting and equipping polling places
and providing information and statistics on voter registration, voting and elections.
Since 1894, there have been 9 Supervisors
of Elections in Volusia County.
- 1894-1902 CO Colvington
- 1902-1916 John R Wetherell 14 years
- 1916-1920 JC Hughes 4 years
- 1920-1928 Anna Wetherell 8 years
- 1928-1948 OG Sage 20 years (Passed away while in
- 1948-1956 Rodney Thursby 8 years (Served as Sheriff
- 1956-1992 Katherine Odham 36 years
- 1992-2004 Deanie Lowe 12 years
- 2004-Present Ann McFall
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