JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – More than 4.8 million Floridians had cast ballots by Sunday morning, two days before the general election. Observers expect turnout this year to break all records for a midterm election.
Under state law, all counties must open at least one early voting site and keep it open at least eight hours per day for eight days. Most counties offer more than the minimum number of days for early voting. While most counties ended early voting Saturday, Duval and Bradford are among a handful of Florida's 67 counties that keeps voting sites open on Sunday.
Early voting uses the same type of voting equipment that is used at the polls on Election Day and voters can cast ballots at any location in their county. Early voting is not available the day before the election. On Election Day, voters can only vote at their assigned precincts.
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.
Absentee voting, or voting by mail, continues until the polls close on Election Day, Nov. 6. Voters can request a ballot mailed through Oct. 31 or they can be picked up at their local elections office at any time up to and including Election Day.
The top races are the gubernatorial primaries, but all three Florida cabinet posts are contested this year. There's also hotly contested primaries in some congressional, Florida state Senate and House districts, as well as school boards and, in some counties, county commission and city commission races. Jacksonville voters will also pick a new tax collector.
More than 13.2 million Floridians are registered to vote in this election, according to figures from the state Division of Elections. That’s an increase of more than 500,000 voters from the 2016 election. There are nearly five million registered Democrats in the state, slightly outnumbering 4.7 million Republicans. Another 3.6 million voters are registered with a minor political party or no party affiliation.
Early voting dates and locations
Duval County (Check wait times at each early voting location)
Oct. 22-Nov. 4
Most sites are open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m, except for the Supervisor of Elections main office. Click here for the list of hours for each early voting location, including distance from your house and wait times.
- 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
- Edward Waters College Schell-Sweet Community Center
- Gateway Town 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 Branch Library, 918 Edgewood Ave. South
- Oceanway Community Center, 12215 Sago Ave.
- Pablo Creek Regional Library, 13295 Beach Blvd.
- 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
- University of North Florida University Center
- Webb Wesconnett Regional Library, 6887 103rd St.
- West Branch Library, 1425 Chaffee Road South
- Supervisor of Elections Office, 500 N. Orange Ave., Green Cove Springs
- Eagle Landing at Oakleaf Plantation, 3973 Eagle Landing Pkwy., Orange Park
- Fleming Island Library, 1895 Town Center Blvd., Fleming Island
- Keystone Heights Branch Office (Clay Co. Tax Collector), 7380 State Road 100, Keystone Heights
- Middleburg Civic Center, 2102 Palmetto St., Middleburg
- Orange Park Library, 2054 Plainfield Ave., Orange Park
St. Johns County
Oct. 24-Nov. 3, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Supervisor of Elections Office, 4455 Avenue A #101, St. Augustine
- Julington Creek Annex - Conference Room (St. Johns County Service Center), 725 Flora Branch Boulevard, Saint Johns
- St. Johns Golf and Country Club, 205 St Johns Golf Drive, St. Augustine
- Ponte Vedra Branch Library, 101 Library Boulevard, Ponte Vedra Beach
- Southeast Branch Library, 6670 U.S. 1 South, St. Augustine
- St. Augustine Beach City Hall, 2200 A1A South, St. Augustine Beach
- W.E. Harris Community Center, 6195 South Main Street, Hastings
Oct. 26-Nov. 3, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- James Page Governmental Complex, 96135 Nassau Place, Yulee
- Callahan County Building, 45401 Mickler Street, Callahan
- Hilliard Community Center, 37177 Pecan Street, Hilliard
- Atlantic Recreation Center, 2500 Atlantic Avenue, Fernandina Beach
Oct. 25-Nov. 3, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 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
Oct. 27-Nov. 3, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Supervisor of Elections Main Office, 971 W. Duval Street, Lake City
- Fort White Community Center, 17579 SW SR 47, Fort White
Oct. 25-Nov. 3, 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Supervisor of Elections Office, 32 North 5th St., Macclenny
Oct. 22-Nov. 4, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Bradford County Courthouse, 945 N. Temple Ave., Starke
Oct. 22-Nov. 3, 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 N.W., Palm Coast
- Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Parkway NE, Palm Coast
Oct. 27-Nov. 3, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday
Supervisor of Elections Office, 175 West Main Street, Lake Butler
Oct. 22-Nov. 3, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Supervisor of Elections Office, 515 North Main Street, Suite 100, Gainesville
- J. Wayne Reitz Union, 655 Reitz Union Drive, UF Campus, Gainesville
- Legacy Park, 15400 Peggy Park, Alachua
- Melrose United Methodist Church, 5802 Centre Street, Melrose
- Millhopper Branch Library, 3145 NW 43rd Street, Gainesville
- Tower Road Branch Library, 3020 SW 75th Street, Gainesville
For early voting locations and times for other Florida counties, visit dos.MyFlorida.com.