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How to Vote Early in the Presidential Primary in Bay Area

Florida’s Presidential Preference Primary is March 17, but voters have at least 10 days before Election Day to start voting.

In Florida, early voting must start by March 7 and end by March 14. Some counties, however, are starting early voting as early as Monday, March 2. All of the counties have early voting sites open throughout the day, and even on the weekends, so you can plan to vote at your convenience. 

To vote, all you need is to be a resident of Florida, a United States citizen who is at least 18 years of age, and a Florida-approved picture ID:

  • Florida driver’s license
  • Florida identification card issued by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
  • United States passport
  • Military identification
  • Student identification
  • Retirement center identification
  • Neighborhood association identification
  • Public assistance identification

Also, since Florida is a closed primary state, you can only vote in the presidential preference primary if you are a member of the political party that is having a primary: so Democrats can only vote in the Democratic primary, Republicans in the Republican primary (and yes, there is a Republican presidential primary in Florida).

However, in Central Florida, several municipalities in Flagler and Orange counties are also having elections, and if you are a resident in those cities you can vote there. 

Early Voting by County

NOTE: If you do not live in one of the counties below, you can find the information at your county elections office. That info is available on the Florida Division of Elections website.

CITRUS COUNTY

Early voting locations and info HERE

March 6-March 14

10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

HERNANDO COUNTY

Early voting locations and info HERE

March 6-March 14

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY

MANATEE COUNTY

PASCO COUNTY

PINELLAS COUNTY

POLK COUNTY

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