What you need to know on Florida Primary Day

- Voting day has finally arrived in Florida.

As of 7 a.m. Tuesday morning, Florida Republicans and Democrats have been heading to the polls to vote for whichever candidate they’d like to run in the upcoming presidential election.

In addition to the 130,600 ballots that were mailed in ahead of time in Hillsborough County, Supervisor of  Elections Craig Latimer predicts today’s turnout will be robust.

As of 8:30 a.m., they reported that about 10,000 people had already cast their votes in Hillsborough County alone.

If you still have to vote, here are some suggestions on how to make the process go smoothly:

  • Go to your specific polling location. There is only one, and it's near where you live. To confirm your designated polling place, go to your county's Supervisor of Elections Office. (links below)
  • You'll also want to bring one of the nine different forms of ID that the state of Florida accepts, but if you forget one, the Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections says "you may vote a provisional ballot.”
  • If you're among that last 37,000 who still have their vote by mail ballots in Hillsborough county, don't drop them in the mailbox. Don't bring them to your polling sites, either. Instead, turn it in to one of the four Hillsborough County elections offices. 
  • Account for lines at the polls, and traffic nearby. Though 2 million Florida voters sent their ballots in ahead of time, workers say the process won't necessarily be quick. 
  • If you're not a registered Democrat or Republican, there is no need for you to attend, as this race is a closed one.

SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS OFFICES INFORMATION:

CITRUS COUNTY

HERNANDO COUNTY

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY

MANATEE COUNTY

PINELLAS COUNTY

PASCO COUNTY

SARASOTA COUNTY

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