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PRIMARY ELECTION
Register/change party by Aug. 1
Early Voting Aug. 15-28
Election Day Aug. 30

2016 Primary

Early Voting Aug. 15 - 28, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.  

Election Day Aug. 30, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.  

Vote By Mail due Aug. 30, 7 p.m.

We encourage you to consider Vote By Mail. It's the most convenient way to vote, especially during a stormy Florida summer. The deadline to request a Primary ballot be sent to you has passed, but you can request a mail ballot for the General Election hereIf you requested a mail ballot, you can click on the Track My Ballot button to see when it was mailed to you and when we receive the ballot back in our office.  

USPS recommends you allow at leave 5 days for your mail ballot to arrive at our office. You can drop your ballot off at any Early Voting site (during Early Voting hours) or any of our four offices (during office hours). The outside of our Vote By Mail envelope must be signed. If you forgot to sign it, click here.

Early Voting is another convenient way to vote. Choose any one of 16 sites to cast your vote, August 15 - 28, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Find more information here.

Our Canvassing Board Schedule has been changed. Please see the public meeting notice, updated on 8/23/16, here.

Unofficial Turnout to Date

New Voting Equipment

Supervisor of Elections Craig Latimer introduces you to new voting equipment that is being used in every polling place in Hillsborough County in 2016.

  

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 us if you're interested in joining the program!

   



FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Q: What is a closed primary?
A:  Florida has closed primaries, which means you must be affiliated with a party to vote in that party's election. Our August Primary Election will include Democratic races, Republican races, Libertarian races and nonpartisan races (like school board and judges). That means every registered voter will get a ballot, but the ballots will be different depending on party affiliation. 

Q: Are Vote By Mail ballots always counted?
A:  Yes. By law, all Vote By Mail ballots are counted. In fact, they are the first votes we report on Election Night. 

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. 




Here's what our Supervisor of Elections and some of our staff thought about being the first elections office to earn the prestigious Governor's Sterling Award.

 Learn more in our newsroom.



Our Southeast Regional Office is now located at 10020 South U.S. Hwy 301, Riverview, FL 33578. See a map here.