Turnout Above Average in Hillsborough Early Voting
Hillsborough County has 19 early voting sites open. Early voting ends Aug. 26.
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY – Voter turnout Monday (Aug. 13) for the first day of early voting was well above the average when compared with the early voting turnout for the last midterm primary election, according to the Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections Office.
During the 2014 primary election, just over 19,400 Hillsborough voters voted during 11 days of Early Voting, with 2,481 voting early on the busiest day.
On Monday, 2,354 voters cast early ballots and there are 13 days to go. Early voting in Hillsborough County will be open daily, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Aug. 26. Hillsborough has early voting for the maximum number of days allowed by law. For a list of Hillsborough’s 19 early voting sites, go to votehillsborough.com.
As of 6 p.m. Monday, the unofficial turnout to date was:
Early voting: 2,354 voters
Vote by mail: 49,817 voters
The busiest early voting sites were Jan Kaminis Platt Library, Bloomingdale Library and Jimmie B. Keel Library.
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 that is open. This is different than election day voting, when you must vote in the polling place assigned to your precinct.
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.
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