HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FL — Florida voters have until Monday, Oct. 5, to register to vote (if not already registered) for the 2020 general election on Nov. 3.
Florida voters can update their name or address any time. For those who still need to register to vote, the simplest way to make the update is online at RegisterToVoteFlorida.gov. Voters can also fill out a registration application at the Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections offices. All four supervisor of elections offices are open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week.
On Oct. 5, hours will be extended to 6 p.m.
Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections offices are located at:
Robert L. Gilder Elections Service Center, 2514 N. Falkenburg Road, Tampa
Fred B. Karl County Center, 601 E. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa
Southeast Regional Office, 10020 S. U.S. 301, Riverview
Northwest Regional Office, 4575 Gunn Highway, Tampa
Supervisors of elections in the Tampa Bay area are working together to help residents get ready to vote in the Nov. 3 General Election. Voters may only vote in the county in which they reside, and counties in Florida hold early voting for different periods of time.
Vote By Mail
Contact your supervisor of elections office no later than Oct. 24 (but preferably sooner) to request that a ballot be mailed to you, or you may pick up a mail ballot at an elections office in your county. Mail ballots must be received by your supervisor of elections no later than 7 p.m. Nov. 3.
Don't forget to sign your vote-by-mail envelope before returning it and make sure you have a current signature on file with your supervisor of elections office. You can update your signature by completing a printed or online voter registration application. An online application will add your most recent Florida driver's license or Florida state ID signature to your voter record. Be consistent when signing your mail ballot return envelope. Signatures are compared to those on file with the elections office.
You may mail your ballot back or drop it off at your local elections offices or early voting sites (during early voting). Check with your elections office for more information on drop-off locations.
If you mail the ballot back, make sure to allow plenty of time for it to be received. The supervisors of election recommend that you allow at least a week for your mailed ballot to reach your elections office. If your ballot isn't in your county's elections office by 7 p.m. Election Day, it will not be counted.
During early voting, you may vote at any early voting site in your county. Dates, times and locations vary by county. Bring with you a current and valid photo and signature ID. Acceptable forms of identification include: a Florida driver's license, Florida ID card (issued by DHSMV), U.S. passport, debit or credit card, military ID, student ID, retirement center ID, neighborhood association ID, public assistance ID, veteran health ID issued by the Veterans Administration, concealed weapon license, government employee ID. If you do not bring an ID, you may vote a provisional ballot.
Early voting in Hillsborough County is from Oct. 19 to Nov. 1 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at:
Apollo Beach Community Center
Austin Davis Public Library
Bloomingdale Regional Public Library
Bruton Memorial Library C. Blythe Andrews Jr. Public Library
Fred B. Karl County Center
Jan Kaminis Platt Regional Library
Jimmie B. Keel Regional Public Library
Maureen B. Gauzza Public Library
New Tampa Regional Library
North Tampa Branch Library
Northdale Recreation Center
Northwest Elections Office
Port Tampa Community Center
Providence West Community Center
Raymond James Stadium
Riverview Branch Library
Robert L. Gilder Elections Service Center
Southeast Elections Office
SouthShore Regional Library
Temple Terrace Public Library
Town N' Country Regional Public Library
West Tampa Branch Library, University Area Community Center
USF TECO Hall (David C. Anchin Center)
Florida law states that on Election Day you may only vote in the polling place assigned to your current residence address. You are encouraged to update your address prior to Election Day to avoid delays at your polling place. If you don't know where your polling place is, check the supervisor of elections website. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Election Day.
On Election Day, you should bring a Florida driver's license, Florida ID card (issued by DHSMV), U.S. passport, debit or credit card, military ID, student ID, retirement center ID, neighborhood association ID, public assistance ID, veteran health ID issued by the Veterans Administration, concealed weapon license, government employee ID. If you do not bring an ID, you may vote a provisional ballot.
You may mark and bring your sample ballot to use as a reference.
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