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PRIMARY ELECTION
Election Day 8/30

Closed for Labor Day 9/5

GENERAL ELECTION
Registration deadline: 10/11

Early Voting

Early Voting gives you the flexibility to vote when and where it's most convenient for you. Early Voting dates, times and locations vary by county. As long as you're registered to vote in Hillsborough County, you can vote in any Early Voting site we have open. This is much different than Election Day voting, when you must vote in the polling place assigned to your precinct. For the 2016 Primary and General Elections, we will have 16 Early Vote Sites open for the maximum number of days allowed by law. Scroll down to locations, hours of operation and wait times. 

Many voters don't understand why they can vote at any Early Voting site, but can only vote in one particular polling place on Election Day. The answer is a matter of numbers and that fact that where you live determines which races are on your ballot. During Early Voting, we have printers in each voting site that print different ballots for voters registered in different precincts--something that would be cost prohibitive in hundreds of Election Day polling places. Our ballots are printed in advance for Election Day. When you go to your polling place on Election Day, your ballot will be waiting for you. 

When it comes to the voting process, Early Voting is just like Election Day voting. You check in, receive your ballot, mark the ballot, and then feed your ballot into our tabulators. Those tabulators record your votes and hold your paper ballot so that we can always double check our results manually, if necessary. 

WHAT TO BRING TO THE VOTING SITE

To avoid delays, please bring one or two forms of identification that include your signature and photo. Without proper identification, you may still vote a provisional ballot, which will later be evaluated by a canvassing board for eligibility. Any of the following forms of photo identification are acceptable:

  • Florida Driver License
  • Florida ID Card issued by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
  • U.S. Passport
  • Debit or Credit Card
  • Military ID
  • Student ID
  • Retirement Center ID 
  • Neighborhood Association ID 
  • Public Assistance ID
  • Veteran Health ID (issued by VA)
  • Concealed Weapon License (issued pursuant to s. 790.06)
  • Government Employee ID

If your photo ID does not include your signature, you will be asked to provide another ID that has your signature.

Bring your sample ballot to the polling place with notes on how you plan to vote. By making your voting decisions before going to the polling place, you help keep the lines down. 

Early Voting Locations


   

 

 

 

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