Early voting this week: Where, when to cast primary ballots

All precincts in Florida will be opened 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Aug. 28

By Steve Patrick - News4Jax digital managing editor, Ethan Calloway - Anchor/reporter

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - More than 1 million voters had cast ballots in the primary election by Sunday night, one day after early voting expanded to all 67 Florida counties.

The Florida Division of Elections' website shows that more than 861,452 voters have mailed in their ballots and more than 162,631 people have voted at early voting polling places. Duval County, which opened its early voting sites on Monday, had received 2,144 in-person votes by Sunday evening and 14,456 mailed in ballots with verified signatures.

"Everything that we’ve seen so far, we’ve not seen any issues -- nothing irregular," Duval County Supervisor of Elections Mike Hogan said.

Under state law, all states had to open at least one early voting site by Saturday and keep it open at least eight hours per day for seven days. All precincts in all counties will be open for Florida primary voting on Aug. 28.

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.

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

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 through the close of business on Aug. 28. Voters can request a ballot mailed through Aug. 22 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. All voters will also pick new judges for circuit and county courts and those in Jacksonville will vote in a special election for a new tax collector.

Hogan said the most common mistake voters make is not knowing what's on the ballot.

"We send out 500,00 sample ballots and some folks come in for the first time to look at the ballot when they’re getting ready to vote," Hogan said. "You need to be prepared before you get there."

Early voting dates and locations

Duval County
August 13-26

All sites are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m, except for the Supervisor of Elections main office, which is open 8 a.m to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Webb Wesconnett Regional Library, 6887 103rd St.
  • West Branch Library, 1425 Chaffee Road South
Aug. 18-25
All sites open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • 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
Aug. 18-25
All sites open 9 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
  • 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


Nassau County
Aug. 17-25
All sites open 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


Putnam County
Aug. 16-25
All sites open 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


Columbia County
Aug. 18-25 sites open 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Supervisor of Elections Main Office, 971 W. Duval Street, Lake City (7 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
  • Fort White Community Center, 17579 SW SR 47, Fort White (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)


Baker County
Aug. 16-25, 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

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


Bradford County
Aug. 13-26, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Bradford County Courthouse, 945 N. Temple Ave., Starke


Flagler County
Aug. 18-25
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 N.W., Palm Coast
  • Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Parkway NE, Palm Coast


Union County
Aug. 18-25
7 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday

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

Alachua County
Aug. 18-25
All sites open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Supervisor of Elections Office, 515 North Main Street, Suite 100, 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 all Florida counties, visit dos.MyFlorida.com.

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