Early Voting Break Records in Tampa Area


Early Voting ended Sunday, November 6, 2016, breaking records in this election for President/Vice President and other public offices.  Early Voting was October 24 – November 6 from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m., the maximum amount of days and hours allowed by Florida Law. 

Here are the unofficial numbers and updates from Supervisor of Elections Craig Latimer:

Vote By Mail: 176,505 voters

Early Voting: 242,168 voters

49% turnout to date

In the 2012 General Election 171,266 voted by mail and 167,211 voters voted early.

Election Day — Tuesday, November 8 — is the last day to vote. Polls will be open 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Voters who haven’t voted yet are advised to visit VoteHillsborough.org and make sure they’re prepared to vote on Election Day.

On Tuesday, Election Day- voters must vote in the polling place where they are assigned.

Voters can bring their sample ballot with them for reference. Registered voters also must bring valid photo/signature ID such as a current Florida Drivers License.  Other forms of acceptable photo or signature ID are listed at http://www.VoteHillsborough.org.last-weekend-ealry-voting-003last-weekend-ealry-voting-002

Registered voters without ID can vote provisional.  The Hillsborough County ballot is 3 pages long in English and Spanish.  Be sure to look over and vote on each page before submitting your paper ballot to scan and be counted electronically.  Ballots must be marked with black ink pens in the voting booths.

Be sure to arrive by 7 p.m. to vote before the polls close on Tuesday.

Here are the number of Registered Voters in Hillsborough County, as of October 18, 2016:

Democrats:  335,921

Republicans:  267,846

Other Parties:  246,076

Total Registered Voters:  849,843

Florida has 29 Electoral Votes at stake in the Presidential Race.

Voter registration for this election ended October 18, 2016, but a court order extended the voter registration deadline  a week due to Hurricane Matthew.

Registered voters can vote today (Monday) and Tuesday from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. at any SOE office:

4575 Gunn Highway near Casey Road in Carrollwood

2514 N. Faulkenburg Road in Brandon,  813-744-5900

10020 South U.S. Highway 301 in Riverview

601 E. Kennedy Blvd in downtown Tampa (Main Office),  813-744-5900

Email:  voter@hcsoe.org

Toll Free Phone:  888-297-4362

If you are not voting in your assigned precinct on Monday and Election Day Tuesday and wish to avoid long lines of Election Day voters, you can vote at these locations today and Tuesday.

“No one will be turned away. You will be asked to sign a form to vote,” Carrollwood SOE staff said Monday.

Registered voters who vote provisional ballots must present proof of eligibility within 2 days of casting their ballot  for the scheduled Canvassing Board meeting.

—–Carol Lim




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