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Presidential Pref. Primary
Register or change party: 2/16
Early Voting: 2/29 - 3/13
Election Day: 3/15
Find voter registration drives & other events on our calendar.

Presidential Preference Primary 

If you aren't already registered to vote, you must register by February 16 to be eligible to vote in the Presidential Preference Primary.  February 16 is also the deadline to change your political party before this election.  Florida has closed primaries, which means that you must be registered with a political party in order to vote in that party's Primary Election. To change your political party affiliation, you must submit a signed written notice that includes your date of birth or Florida Voter Registration Number or fill out another Florida Voter Registration Application form and submit it to our office.

Ballot certification from Secretary of State
 

Click here to read more about the Presidential Preference Primary and dates and deadlines for other 2016 elections. 

Click here to request a Vote By Mail ballot for the Presidential Preference Primary. The deadline to request that a ballot be mailed to you is March 9. If your mailing address has changed, please fill out an online address change here BEFORE requesting your Vote By Mail ballot. After you request a ballot, you can click here to track the ballot and find out when it is sent out and when the voted ballot is received back in our office.    

Click on the video to see the new voting equipment that will be in every polling place in Hillsborough County in 2016. 

 


VoteHillsborough Student Art Contest

The contest is on! Artistic students are invited to create a small piece of art that encourages people to vote. Winning artwork will be used in our outreach efforts and seen on posters, our website and social media. They'll also be featured on a million McDonald's bag stuffers, thanks to a partnership with Caspers Company McDonald's. And if playing an important role in our democracy weren't enough, Caspers Company is also donating $100 to the first place artist and $100 to his or her art class. Contest details can be found here

Scholarship for College Juniors and Seniors

College students:  Click here to find out about applying to win one of three $1,200 scholarships offered by the Florida State Association of Supervisors of Election. The application process is pretty simple, but please read the application guidelines carefully.  The deadline is March 14. 

Interested in Adopt A Precinct?  

The concept is simple, and powerful. Nonprofits recruit volunteers to be poll workers, and those volunteers donate their Election Day earnings to the nonprofit. Everybody wins with this program. We get terrific poll workers, nonprofits earn much-needed funds, and our community benefits from the work the nonprofits are doing. 

Find out more about the program here and contact Jeff if you're interested in joining the program!

   




   

We regularly attend naturalization ceremonies 
so that we can help our newest citizens register to vote.

 

Students can pre-register to vote at age 16, so we visit students at our high schools.


We would be happy to hold a voter registration drive at your event! Just contact Jeff Ziegler

     

Behind-the-Scenes Video 

These middle school civics students had some GREAT questions for our Supervisor of Elections. 

Watch our warehouse empty out (time lapse)

 



FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION:

Q: Why does Hillsborough County publish voting material in English and Spanish? 
A:  Hillsborough County is a "covered jurisdiction" under the Language Minority Groups provision of the Voting Rights Act, so we are required by law to publish voting material in both English and Spanish. 



The Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections is the first elections office to earn the prestigious Governor's Sterling Award. Learn more in our newsroom.