Early Voting for the 2012 Primary Election begins today in Hillsborough County.
Unlike voting on Election Day, early voting allows all eligible voters to cast their ballot at any of the 15 approved Early Voting sites in Hillsborough County.
In a Florida Primary Election, only voters who are registered with a political
However, all registered voters, regardless of party affiliation, can vote in nonpartisan races (School Board and judicial candidates) and contests where all candidates have the same political affiliation, and the winner of the primary election will not have any opposition in the general.
Among the races on the Republican primary ballot are U.S. senator, U.S. Congress districts 14 and 17, Florida Senate District 24, property appraiser and state House District 59.
Featured races on the Democratic ballot include U.S. senator and supervisor of elections.
On the nonpartisan ballot are the School Board and judicial races.
Sample ballots are attached to this article.
Excluding Sundays, Early Voting for the 2012 Primary Election will take place from Monday, July 30 to Saturday, Aug. 11. Hours of operation vary depending on Early Vote site.
Early voting sites include:
- North Tampa Branch Library, 8916 North Blvd., Tampa.
- C. Blythe Andrews Jr. Public Library, 2607 East Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Tampa.
Polls at these locations are open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Remember to bring a valid photo and signature ID when you go to vote.
Examples of acceptable valid photo IDs include:
- Florida driver license
- Florida ID card issued by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
- Debit or credit card
- Military ID
- Student ID
- Retirement center ID
- Neighborhood association ID
- Public assistance ID
For more information, visit the Supervisor of Elections website.