Election Day Information Update

Posted By: Robert Griffiths Advocacy News ,

Many Floridians think they are entering the home stretch now that the Primary Election is over. Now it’s time to get serious and pay close attention to who will become the next elected leaders of our state. Many people will be voting for the first time in the upcoming election and may not be completely confortable with how our states’ election process works. The following information was provided by the Florida Supervisor of Elections’ and is presented as a refresher for both old and new voters.

There is a wealth of information on your local Supervisor of Elections’ website. You can learn more about the candidates you will be voting on and you can review the thirteen constitutional amendments that deserve your attention prior to going to vote. This will give you the opportunity to be informed and prepared to vote for the candidates that you feel will help Florida continue to grow as we look at the next decade and beyond.

When is the General Election?
Florida’s General Election is November 6, 2018. Eligible voters can vote-by-mail, vote during early voting or vote at the polls on Election Day. The polls open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 7:00 p.m. on Election Day. Don’t forget to bring a valid and current photo and signature ID when you go to vote!
 

Who can vote in the General Election?
All registered Florida voters, regardless of party affiliation or no party affiliation, may vote for candidates and public measures on the General Election ballot.

When is the deadline to register to vote for the General Election?
The registration deadline for the 2018 General Election is Tuesday, October 9, 2018. Voter registration applications submitted electronically by October 9 through www.RegistertoVoteFlorida.gov and voter registration applications that were sent by mail and that are post-marked by October 9 will be accepted.

What candidates and races will be on the General Election Ballot?
In the General Election, federal and state races will be on the ballot including the offices of U.S. Senator, U.S. Representative, Governor, Attorney General, Commissioner of Agriculture, Chief Financial Officer, State Senator and State Representative, judicial retention and thirteen proposed constitutional amendments and revisions. In addition, other county and local level races and referendums will appear on the ballot for your county.

Where can I get a Sample Ballot?
A sample ballot will be available from your county’s Supervisor of Elections’ website 25-30 days prior to the election and a complete sample ballot will be published in the newspaper. For countywide elections, sample ballots are mailed to each registered voter. The sample ballot will be the same as the one you will use to vote when early voting, or on election day, including your Congressional, Senate, House and local races.

For more specific information about what will be on your ballot, refer to your county Supervisor of Elections’
website https://dos.myflorida.com/elections/contacts/supervisor-of-elections/.


BAAA SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS BY COUNTY

Citrus County Supervisor of
Elections
Susan A. Gill, Supervisor
120 North Apopka Avenue
Inverness, FL 34450
Phone: 352-341-6740
Fax: 352-341-6749
Email: vote@votecitrus.com
Web: http://www.votecitrus.com
Manatee County Supervisor of
Elections
Michael Bennett, Supervisor
600 301 Blvd. W., Suite 108
Bradenton, FL 34205
Phone: 941-741-3823
Fax: 941-741-3820
Email: info@votemanatee.com
Web: http://www.votemanatee.com
DeSoto County Supervisor of
Elections
Mark F. Negley, Supervisor
201 East Oak Street, Suite 104
Arcadia, FL 34266
Phone: 863-993-4871
Fax: 863-993-4875
Email: mnegley@votedesoto.com
Web: http://www.votedesoto.com
Pasco County Supervisor of
Elections
Brian E. Corley, Supervisor
14236 6th Street, Suite 200
Dade City, FL 33523
Phone: 800-851-8754
Fax: 352-521-4319
Email: webcomment@pascovotes.com
Web: http://www.pascovotes.com
Hardee County Supervisor of
Elections
Diane Smith, Supervisor
311 N. 6th Ave.
Wauchula, FL 33873
Phone: 863-773-6061
Fax: 863-773-6813
Email: info@hardeecountyelections.com
Web: www.hardeecountyelections.com
Pinellas County Supervisor of
Elections
Deborah Clark, Supervisor
13001 Starkey Road
Largo, FL 33773
Phone: 727-464-8683
Fax: 727-464-7636
Email: Election@VotePinellas.com
Web: http://www.votepinellas.com
Hernando County Supervisor of
Elections
Shirley Anderson, Supervisor
20 North Main Street, Room 165
Brooksville, FL 34601
Phone: 352-754-4125
Fax: 352-754-4425
Email: elections@hernandovotes.com
Web: http://www.hernandovotes.com
Polk County Supervisor of
Elections
Lori Edwards, Supervisor
250 South Broadway Avenue
Bartow, FL 33830
Phone: 863-534-5888
Fax: 863-534-5899
Email: info@polkelections.com
Web: http://www.polkelections.com
Highlands County Supervisor of
Elections
Penny Ogg, Supervisor
580 South Commerce Ave, Room A201
Sebring, FL 33870
Phone: 863-402-6655
Fax: 863-402-6657
Email: soe@votehighlands.com
Web: http://www.votehighlands.com
Sarasota County Supervisor of
Elections
Ron Turner, Supervisor
101 S. Washington Blvd.
Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone: 941-861-8600
Fax: 941-861-8609
Email: rturner@sarasotavotes.com
Web: http://www.sarasotavotes.com
Hillsborough County Supervisor of
Elections
Craig Latimer, Supervisor
2514 N. Falkenburg Rd.
Tampa, FL 33619
Phone: 813-744-5900
Fax: 813-744-5843
Email: voter@hcsoe.org
Web: http://www.votehillsborough.org
Sumter County Supervisor of
Elections
William Keen, Supervisor
7375 Powell Road, Suite 125
Wildwood, FL 34785
Phone: 352-569-1540
Fax: 352-569-1541
Email: bill.keen@sumterelections.org
Web: http://www.sumterelections.org