Tomorrow is Election Day in Florida — Final Day to Turn in Vote-By-Mail Ballots
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Tomorrow, Tuesday, Aug. 23 is the last day to vote in the 2022 Florida primary. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
To vote in person on Tuesday, Aug. 23, voters must:
- Bring valid (non-expired) photo/signature ID. (Here is a list of the 12 forms of acceptable identification.
- Vote at the correct precinct for their current residence. Voters can look up their precincts here.
- Arrive at the polls during voting hours. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Any voter in line at 7 p.m. must be allowed to vote.)
This year’s Tuesday, Aug. 23 election includes non-partisan school board, judicial, and local races as well as primary elections to select party slates of state and federal candidates for the November 8th general election. All registered voters can cast votes in the non-partisan races, while only those registered with political parties can also vote in Florida’s closed party primaries.
Voters who have questions or problems can always contact the nonpartisan Election Protection hotline at 866-OUR-VOTE. Started in the wake of the 2000 presidential election, the program is now implemented by a nonpartisan coalition of more than 100 organizations.
Those who choose to vote by mail and received their ballot must:
- Sign the back of the ballot envelope. (Common Cause Florida suggests including a phone number or email to make it easier for the elections office to contact the voter if there is an issue with the signature.)
- Drop signed ballots off at one of the county Supervisor of Elections offices. Voters can check to see if their ballots were received in the mail through online trackers provided by most county supervisor of elections’ offices.
- Make sure the ballot is received by their county election office by 7 p.m., Tuesday Aug. 23. Postmark date is not enough.
If there is a problem with the voter’s signature on their vote-by-mail ballot, the voter will be contacted by election officials and has until 5 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 25 to submit the paperwork to correct their signature.
Statement of Common Cause Florida Program Director Amy Keith
If we want our ‘government by the people’ in Florida to be truly representative, we need to all participate by voting.
Florida has seen significant voter turnout already this year, with many voters electing to vote by mail in our primary election cycle. But we continue to be concerned that some may be discouraged or find it harder to vote because of anti-voter legislation passed in the last two years.
That’s why it’s more important than ever to only share accurate and trusted information about our election process, such as information directly from the Supervisors of Elections, and encourage those around you to cast their ballot in this, and every, election.