Early voting in Florida: Where, when to cast ballots

In-person voting continues through Saturday statewide, Sunday in Duval, Nassau and Bradford counties

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – In-person voting in Florida began Monday at 20 locations in Jacksonville and dozens more in surrounding counties. Voting will be available by the end of the week in all 67 counties.

Scroll down for locations, dates and hours of early voting locations in every county in Northeast Florida

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Those who cast ballots in person, either at an early voting site or on Election Day, will see precautions to protect both the voters and the poll workers from coronavirus. Voters are encouraged to wear face coverings and, if they choose, bring their own black pen to use on the ballot rather than the pen provided.

Extra workers will regularly sanitize and clean all contact surfaces, including voting booths. Voting booths will also be spaced for social distancing, and you will be reminded to social distance, too.

Advance voting by mail

Voters who don’t wait to vote in person or choose could request a ballot by mail through Oct. 24. At this point, the U.S. Postal Service recommends not returning those ballots by mail since they must arrive at your county’s supervisors of elections office by Tuesday. Secure drop boxes are available at each county’s supervisor of elections office and, during voting hours, at all early voting sites. There will also be a drive-by dropbox for Duval County ballots available at TIAA Bank Field from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Sunday and at your supervisor of elections office on Monday and Election Day.

Early in-person voting

Early voting uses the same voting equipment that is used at the polls on Election Day and voters can cast a ballot at any location in their county. Early voting ends the weekend before the primary election. On Election Day people can vote only at their assigned, neighborhood precincts, which will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

In order to vote at the polls during early voting or on Election Day, citizens must show a current and valid picture and signature identification. (List of acceptable forms of photo identification) If your photo identification does not contain your signature, you will be required to show an additional form of identification that provides your signature. If you do not provide ID, you can cast a provisional ballot.

Early voting dates and locations

Use map above to vote the closest early voting site in the county where you live or scroll down for a text listing of all poll locations and links to your supervisor of elections office for more information.

Duval County - Oct. 19-Nov. 1 - all sites are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  • Supervisor of Elections Main Office, 105 E. Monroe Street
  • Argyle Branch Library, 7973 Old Middleburg Road South*
  • Beaches Branch Library, 600 3rd St., Neptune Beach*
  • Bradham-Brooks Branch Library, 1755 Edgewood Ave. West
  • FSCJ Deerwood Center, 9911 Old Baymeadows Road
  • Gateway Town Center Community Center, 910 W. 44th Street*
  • Highlands Regional Library, 1826 Dunn Ave.*
  • Legends Community Center, 5130 Soutel Drive*
  • Mandarin Branch Library, 3330 Kori Road*
  • Murray Hill United Methodist Church, 4101 College Street
  • Oceanway Community Center, 12215 Sago Ave.*
  • Pablo Creek Regional Library, 13295 Beach Blvd.
  • Prime Osborn III Convention Center, 1000 Water Street*
  • Regency Square Branch Library, 9900 Regency Square Blvd.
  • San Marco Branch Library, 1513 LaSalle Street
  • South Mandarin Branch Library, 12125 San Jose Blvd.
  • Southeast Regional Library, 10599 Deerwood Park Blvd.
  • University Park Branch Library, 3435 University Blvd. North
  • Webb Wesconnett Regional Library, 6887 103rd St.
  • West Branch Library, 1425 Chaffee Road South*

* Outside mail ballot drop box at these locations during polling hours.

Clay County - Oct. 19-31 -- all sites from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  • Eagle Landing Residents Club - 3975 Eagle Landing Pkwy., Orange Park
  • Fleming Island Library - 1895 Town Center Blvd., Fleming Island
  • Keystone Heights City Hall - 555 S. Lawrence Blvd., Keystone Heights
  • Middleburg Civic Center - 2102 Palmetto St., Middleburg
  • Orange Park Library - 2054 Plainfield Ave., Orange Park
  • Supervisor of Elections Office - 500 N. Orange Ave., Green Cove Springs
  • Thrasher-Horne Conference Center - 283 College Drive, Orange Park

St. Johns County - Oct. 19-31 -- all sites from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • St. Johns Convention Center at World Golf Village - 500S. Legacy Trail
  • Shoppes of St Johns (Old Earth Fare Location) - 120 Shops Blvd., St Johns
  • Solomon Calhoun Community Center - 1300 Duval St., St. Augustine
  • Ponte Vedra Concert Hall - 1050 A1A N, Ponte Vedra Beach
  • Supervisor of Elections Office - 4455 Avenue A #101, St. Augustine
  • Julington Creek Annex - Conference Room (St. Johns County Service Center) - 725 Flora Branch Blvd., St. Johns
  • Ponte Vedra Branch Library - 101 Library Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach
  • Southeast Branch Library - 6670 U.S. 1 South, St. Augustine
  • St. Augustine Beach City Hall - 2200 A1A South, St. Augustine Beach
  • Hastings Branch Library - 6195 S. Main Sreet, Hasting

Nassau County - Oct. 19-Nov. 1 - all sites open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • James Page Governmental Complex Supervisor of Elections Office - 96135 Nassau Place, Yulee
  • Callahan Library - 450077 State Road 200, Callahan
  • Hilliard Community Center - 37177 Pecan Street, Hilliard
  • Atlantic Recreation Center - 2500 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach
  • Yulee Sports Complex -, 86142 Goodbread Road, Yulee

Putnam County - Oct. 19-31 - all sites open 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Elections Office, 2509 Crill Ave., Suite 900, Palatka
  • Interlachen Community Center, 135 S. County Road 315, Interlachen
  • South Putnam County Government Complex, 115 N. Summit Street, Crescent City

Columbia County - Oct. 22-31

  • Supervisor of Elections Main Office - 971 W. Duval Street, Lake City - open 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Fort White Community Center - 17579 SW State Road 47, Fort White - 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

Baker County - Oct. 22-31- 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

  • Supervisor of Elections Office, 32 North 5th St., Macclenny

Bradford County - Oct. 19-Nov. 1, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Bradford County Courthouse, 945 N. Temple Ave., Starke

Flagler County - Oct. 19-31 - all sites open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Supervisor of Elections Office (located in Government Services Building), 1769 E. Moody Blvd, Building 2, Bunnell
  • Flagler County Public Library, 2500 Palm Coast Parkway NW, Palm Coast
  • Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Parkway NE, Palm Coast

Union County - Oct. 24-31 - Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

  • Supervisor of Elections Office, 175 West Main Street, Lake Butler

Alachua County - Oct. 19-31 - all sites open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Supervisor of Elections Office, 515 North Main St., Suite 100, Gainesville
  • Millhopper Branch Library, 3145 NW 43rd St., Gainesville
  • Tower Road Branch Library, 3020 SW 75th St., Gainesville
  • J. Wayne Reitz Union, UF Campus, 655 Reitz Union Drive, Gainesville,
  • Legacy Park, 15400 Peggy Park, Alachua
  • Orange Heights Baptist Church, 16700 NE State Road 26, Hawthorne

To check your voter status or for early voting locations and times in other Florida counties, visit dos.MyFlorida.com.

About the Author:

Digital election producer in 2022. He created WJXT.com in 1995 and managed The Local Station's website through 2021.