Early Voting is when a person casts a ballot prior to Election Day at a designated Early Voting location. The voting equipment used during Early Voting is the same as the equipment used on Election Day. The benefits of Early Voting include shorter wait times, weekend voting, and the flexibility to vote at any Early Voting site in the county.
In addition to casting a ballot at an Early Voting site, voters can also pick-up or drop-off a Vote-by-Mail ballot at an Early Voting site during voting hours. Each site will have a drop box located outside and staffed by an election worker, so voters can return their vote-by-mail ballots without needing postage or having to enter the building.
Early voting is required in any election that contains a state or federal race. The early voting period must start at least on the 10th day before the election and end on the 3rd day before the election. In addition, supervisors of elections have the option to offer more early voting on the 15th, 14th, 13th, 12th, 11th, or 2nd day before an election. Early voting hours must be at least eight hours but no more than 12 hours per day.
For dates, hours, and Early Voting locations for the currently scheduled election, please visit our Early Voting Locations and Status page.
If you are registered to vote in Leon County, you can vote at any Early Voting site in the county during the Early Voting period. Florida law requires that voters present photo and signature ID before casting a ballot at an Early Voting site. Any combination of the following that show picture and signature are acceptable:
NOTE: The Voter Information Cards issued by the Supervisor of Elections are NOT considered valid identification for voting.
If the Voter does not bring an acceptable form of identification, they will have the option to vote a
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