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Early Voting begins in Florida this weekend
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Early Voting for the 2012 general election will begin this weekend and run up until the Saturday before Election Day (November 6).

All counties will offer Early Voting from Saturday, September 27 through Saturday, November 3, but hours do vary between counties.

Unlike Election Day when a voter must vote in his or her designated polling place, a voter may cast a ballot at any Early Voting site in their home county.

Remember to bring a valid photo and signature ID when you go to vote!

Examples of acceptable valid photo ID 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

According to a new Florida Law, if you are unable to provide photo and signature ID you will be issued a provisional ballot.

The following are times and locations for counties in the Tampa Bay area...

Citrus County: 

Hours: 7 a.m.-7 p.m. daily.

Early Voting Office Locations:

  • Central Ridge Library - 425 W Roosevelt Blvd, Beverly Hills (352) 746-6622
  • Inverness City Hall - 212 W Main St, Inverness (352) 726-2611
  • Homosassa Public Library - 4100 S Grandmarch Ave, Homosassa (352) 628-5626
  • Crystal River SOE Office - 1540 N Meadowcrest Blvd, Crystal River (352) 564-7120


Hernando County:

Hours: 7 a.m.-7 p.m. daily, except for Sunday, October 28, which will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Early Voting office locations:

  • Main Office - 20 N. Main St Room 165, Brooksville 34601
  • Branch Office - 7443 Forest Oaks Blvd, Spring Hill 34606

Note that if you go to the Main Office location, you will have to go through courthouse security. Please do not bring the following items as you will not be permitted past security with them:

  • Guns
  • Knives of any size or type
  • Mace
  • Scissors of any size or type
  • Other items (especially sharp items) that could be considered weapons

If you are unsure, it is best to leave the item in your vehicle.


Highlands County:

Hours: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, except for Sunday, October 28, which will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Early Voting Office Locations:

  • Highlands County Government Center - 600 South Commerce Ave., Sebring.
  • Avon Park City Hall Council Chambers - 123 East Pine St., Avon Park.
  • Lake Placid Town Hall Council Chambers - 311 West Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid.


Hillsborough County:

Hours: 7 a.m.-7 p.m. daily.

Early Voting Office Locations:

  • Bloomingdale Regional Public Library - 1906 Bloomingdale Ave, Valrico 33596
  • C. Blythe Andrews Jr. Public Library - 2607 E Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Tampa 33610
  • Fred B. Karl County Center (26th Floor) - 601 E Kennedy Blvd, Tampa 33602
  • Jan Kaminis Platt Regional Library - 3910 S Manhattan Ave, Tampa 33611
  • Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library - 2902 West Bears Ave, Tampa 33618
  • New Tampa Regional Library - 10001 Cross Creek Blvd, Tampa 33647
  • North Tampa Branch Library - 8916 North Blvd, Tampa 33604
  • Plant City, Bruton Memorial Library - 302 W McLendon St, Plant City 33563
  • Riverview Branch Library - 10509 Riverview Dr, Riverview 33578
  • Robert L. Gilder Elections Service Center - 2514 N Falkenburg Rd, Tampa 33619
  • SouthShore Regional Library - 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin 33573
  • Temple Terrace Public Library - 202 Bullard Pkw, Temple Terrace 33617
  • Town 'N Country Regional Public Library - 7606 Paula Drive, Tampa 33615
  • Upper Tampa Bay Regional Public Library - 11211 Countryway Blvd, Tampa 33626
  • West Tampa Branch Library - 2312 W Union St, Tampa 33607


Manatee County:

Hours: 7 a.m.-7 p.m. daily, except for Sunday, October 28, which will be from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Early voting will be at:

Supervisor of Elections Office
600 301 Boulevard West, Suite 118
Bradenton
(941) 741-3823

Pasco County: 

Hours: 7 a.m.-7 p.m. daily.

Early Voting Office Locations:

  • East Pasco Government Center - 14236 6th St, Dade City 33523
  • Land O'Lakes Branch Library - 2818 Collier Parkway, Land O'Lakes 34639
  • Hudson Regional Library - 8012 Library Road, Hudson 34667
  • Regency Park Branch Library - 9701 Little Road, New Port Richey 34654
  • West Pasco Government Center - 8731 Citizens Dr Suite 110, New Port Richey 34654
  • New River Branch Library - 34043 S.R. 54, Zephyrhills 33543
  • South Holiday Branch Library - 4649 Mile Stretch Dr, Holiday 34690


Pinellas County:

Hours: 7 a.m.-7 p.m. daily.

Municipalities are not legally required to provide early voting for their elections.

Supervisor of Elections office locations:

  • County Courthouse - 315 Court St., Room 117, Clearwater, 33756 - PARKING MAP
  • Election Service Center - 13001 Starkey Rd., Starkey Lakes Corporate Center, Largo, 33773
  • County Building  - Annex Conference Room - 501 First Ave. N., St. Petersburg, 33701

Polk County: 

Hours: 7 a.m.-7 p.m. daily.

Early Voting Office Locations:

  • Bartow City Hall - 450 N. Wilson Ave, Bartow
  • Davenport Branch Office (Ridgeview Plaza) - 45589 Highway 27, Davenport
  • Haines City (City Hall) - 502 E. Hinson Ave, Haines City
  • Lakeland Courthouse - 930 E. Parker St, Lakeland
  • Larry Jackson Library - 1700 N. Florida Ave, Lakeland
  • Lake Wales Library - 290 Cypress Garden Ln, Lake Wales
  • Mulberry City Hall - 104 S. Church Ave, Mulberry
  • Winter Haven Courthouse (Gil Jones Plaza) - 3425 Lake Alfred Rd, Winter Haven


Sarasota County:

Hours: 7 a.m.-7 p.m. daily.

Early Voting Office Locations:

  • Sarasota County Terrace Building - 2001 Adams Lane, Sarasota (941) 861-8600
  • Biscayne Plaza - 13640 Tamiami Trail, North Port (941) 423-9540
  • R.L. Anderson Administration Building Room 114 - 4000 Tamiami Trail S, Venice (941) 861-3760
  • North County Library - 2801 Newtown Blvd, Sarasota (941) 861-1370
  • Fruitville Library - 100 Coburn Road, Sarasota (941) 861-2500
  • Gulf Gate Library - 7112 Curtiss Ave, Sarasota (941) 861-1230
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