JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – In-person early voting in Florida’s primary began Monday in Duval and several other Northeast Florida counties.
As of around 6 p.m., according to the Duval County Supervisor of Elections Office, more than 3,800 people had cast a ballot, while over 28,000 people had cast mail ballots.
There are several races on Duval County voters’ ballots, including the race for sheriff of Jacksonville and a question about raising taxes for teachers’ pay.
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For the most part, there have not been problems.
The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office had computer system issues on Sunday, but those didn’t have any effect on voting.
On Monday morning, News4JAX stopped by the early voting site at the Bradham Brooks Regional Library on Edgewood Avenue West. There was a stream of people, but no lines.
News4JAX also talked with voters at the polls.
“It’s very important for me to vote,” voter Estelle Brown said. “Each and every election is very important.”
Brown said didn’t have any issues while voting.
“It went well,” Brown said. “I think I got it all on the ballot.”
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At the early voting site at the University Park Branch Library on University Boulevard North, there was a small line of people at 10 a.m., and the workers had trouble printing ballots. Voter Chris Savage said that when they did finally print, they print the wrong one for him and other family members. He’s worried that an inexperienced voter may not have noticed.
“It concerns me because there are some elderly people ahead of us. You’ve got new voters, elderly that could get confused,” Savage said. “It concerns me because the voting isn’t happening the way it should. People need to know what they’re doing when they go in there.”
News4JAX checked with the election office and was told that apparently it was an isolated problem and was quickly corrected.
If you have returned a mail ballot, you can check online to make sure it was received. If there’s any problems with the signature, you will be notified, and you will have until two days after the election to fix it — or what’s called curing your ballot.
Early voting in the Aug. 23 primary runs through Aug. 21 in Duval County.
Early voting also started Monday in Bradford, Columbia and Putnam counties. Early voting will start Wednesday in Nassau County, and it will start Thursday in Baker County. Early voting will begin Saturday in Clay and St. Johns counties.
Early voting dates and locations in Duval County for primary
Below is a list of poll locations in Duval County.
All sites are open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
You can vote at any site in your own county during early voting. On election day, you can only vote at your designated precinct.
- Supervisor of Elections Main Office, 105 East Monroe St.
- Argyle Branch Library, 7973 Old Middleburg Road South
- Beaches Branch Library, 600 3rd St. in Neptune Beach
- Bradham-Brooks Branch Library, 1755 Edgewood Ave. West
- FSCJ Deerwood Center, 9911 Old Baymeadows Road
- Highlands Regional Library, 1826 Dunn Ave.
- Joseph Lee Community Center, 5120 Perry St.
- Legends Community Center, 5130 Soutel Dr.
- Mandarin Branch Library, 3330 Kori Road
- Murray Hill United Methodist Church, 4101 College St.
- Oceanway Community Center, 12215 Sago Ave.
- Pablo Creek Regional Library, 13295 Beach Blvd.
- Prime Osborn III Convention Center, 1000 Water St.
- Regency Square Branch Library, 9900 Regency Square Blvd.
- San Marco Branch Library, 1513 LaSalle St.
- 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