Are You Ready to Vote?
We encourage you to consider Vote By Mail. It's the most convenient way to vote, especially during a stormy Florida summer. We'll begin sending ballots out on July 26 to voters who have requested Vote By Mail. Just click here to submit your request for a mail ballot. Once you've requested your ballot, you can click on the Track My Ballot button to see when it is mailed to you and when we receive the ballot back in our office. Don't forget to make sure we have your correct mailing address before making your request.
Voter Information Cards
New Voter Information Cards have been sent to all registered voters. The cards have updated information based on the redistricting of Congressional and State Senate seats, which go into effect during the upcoming election. It is important that you check your card when it arrives, to verify that we have your current information on file. If you need to update or correct any information, call us at (813) 744-5900 or email us. These cards are for information only, and cannot be used as identification at voting sites. For a list of acceptable identification for voting, click here.
Until new legislators are elected, your representation will remain as it was prior to redistricting. To find out who currently represents you in Congress, click here. To find out who represents you in the Florida Senate, click here.
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.