Election Day: What to know and how to vote in Florida

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Duval County Supervisor of Elections Mike Hogan wants to remind all eligible voters that Election Day for primary elections are today.

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The 186 polling precincts in Duval County will be open 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and all eligible voters are eligible to vote regardless of party affiliation.

Remember, on Election Day, you have to vote in your home precinct, which is listed on your voter information card, your sample ballot and on the supervisor of elections website. Because this is a year of re-districting, many precincts have changed, so confirm your precinct location before you go to vote.

In addition, voters must bring a current and valid form of photo identification along with a signature ID. Voters are allowed to present two separate forms of ID, one with a photo and another with a signature.

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Valid photo ID must be from the following list:

  • Florida driver license
  • Florida ID card issued by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
  • United States passport or passport card
  • Debit or credit card
  • Military ID
  • Student ID
  • Retirement center ID
  • Neighborhood association ID
  • Public assistance ID
  • Veteran health ID card
  • License to carry a concealed weapon or firearm
  • Government-issued employee ID card

Voter information cards do not count as valid forms of ID at the polls. Voters who don’t present the required ID at the polls may vote with a provisional ballot. If you don’t have any of the acceptable forms of ID, contact the Elections Office for assistance.

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Steps to follow at the polling site:

  • Check-in

You will be met by a polling site deputy that will direct you to a voter check-in station. This is where you will show your photo and signature ID. Then, you will be asked to sign an electronic signature pad or a voting pass. A paper ballot will then be handed to you in a secrecy sleeve. Special assistance is available for those with disabilities. For more information, CLICK HERE.

  • Proceed to voting booth

Once you are at the voting booth, follow the instructions on how to remove the ballot from the secrecy sleeve. When you are finished marking your ballot, place it in the secrecy sleeve and place it in the ballot box.

  • How to vote: Paper ballot

Each voter receives a paper ballot. Use a pen to mark your ballot by filling in the oval to the left of your choice. If you make a mistake, ask an election worker for help. All Florida voters are allowed two replacement ballots.

  • Take your ballot to the ballot box

Face the ballot box and insert your ballot into the top until the machine pulls it in. When you see “thank you for voting,” your ballot has been received and your votes counted.

If you have any questions regarding your voter information or voting on Election Day, visit www.duvalelections.gov or please call 904-255-VOTE (8683).

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