2016 General Election Voter Guide

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Are you ready for the General Election on Tuesday Nov. 8, 2016?

We’ve compiled this helpful information from the Florida Division of Elections to make the voting process go smoothly for you!

Election Day Voting:

On Election Day, polls will be open statewide from 7:00 AM until 7:00 PM. Any voters waiting in line at 7:00 PM will have the opportunity to cast a ballot.  You can find your precinct and polling place on your county Supervisor of Elections’ website or by using the Check Your Voter Status webpage.

Click on your county to find your polling place:

What kinds of ID are accepted at the polling place?

According to Florida law, whether during early voting or on Election Day, voters will be asked to provide a valid photo ID with signature at the polls. Any one of the following 12 IDs will be accepted:

  • Florida driver’s license
  • Florida identification card issued by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
  • United States passport
  • Debit or credit card
  • Military identification
  • Student identification
  • Retirement center identification
  • Neighborhood association identification
  • Public assistance identification
  • Veteran health identification card issued by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs
  • License to carry a concealed weapon or firearm issued pursuant to s. 790.06
  • Employee identification card issued by any branch, department, agency, or entity of the Federal Government, the state, a county, or a municipality.

If your photo ID does not include your signature, you will be asked to provide another ID that has your signature. If you do not bring proper ID, you can still vote a provisional ballot. As long as you are eligible and voted in the proper precinct, your provisional ballot will count provided the signature on your provisional ballot matches the signature in your registration record.

What candidates and races will be on my General Election ballot?

In the General Election, federal and state races will be on the ballot including for the offices of U.S. President, U.S. Senator, and U.S. Representative, State Senator and State Representative, judicial retention and proposed constitutional amendments. In addition, other county and local level races and referendums may appear on the ballot for your respective county.

For more specific information about what will be on your ballot, refer to your county Supervisor of Elections’ website or contact your Supervisor to obtain a sample ballot. For details regarding proposed constitutional amendments on the ballot, please see the Proposed Constitutional Amendment Booklet:

Check your voter status and polling place here

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