Primary elections take place on August 24 and there are many candidates on the ballot, particularly in the judicial races. It will help to prepare and plan ahead before you go to the polls to vote.
A sample ballot (which you should receive in the mail) will help you familiarize yourself with the candidates. It’s okay to fill out your sample ballot ahead of time and bring it to your polling place to use as a guide when casting your vote. You must bring identification that includes a current photo and your signature.
If you choose to go to the polling place on Election Day, now is also the time to find the location so you’ll know where to go. On Election Day, you must vote at your assigned polling place.
Early voting is another option, but please note that the hours and early voting locations have been reduced this year. Early voting begins on August 9th through August 14th and August 16th ending on August 21st. Early voting hours are 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily and early voting polling places will be closed on Sunday.
When you vote early, you may vote at any of the eleven (11) polling locations. I’m listing some locations here that are the closest to the Hollywood/Hallandale Beach/Pembroke Pines areas.
|Southwest Regional Library
16835 Sheridan Street
Pembroke Pines, FL 33331
2300 Civic Center Place
Miramar, FL 33025
|Hollywood Branch Library|
2600 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, FL 33020
100 S. Andrews Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Absentee ballots are also available but the last day to request a mailed absentee ballot is August 18th and the last day to pick up an absentee ballot from the Supervisor of Elections’ office is August 19th. Voted absentee ballots must be received by the Supervisor of Elections’ office no later than 7 p.m. on Election Day. An absentee ballot cannot be accepted at a polling place. Also note that cost of postage to return your absentee ballot, won’t be determined until ballots are printed, but it is always more than the .44-cents required for standard mail.
Don’t forget that the elections officers at your polling place are there to answer any questions that you may have, so don’t be afraid to ask.
Please go my web page at www.broward.org/sue and click on the “Supervisor of Elections” link on the lower right hand side to find the answers to any other questions that you may have.
Of course, if you have any questions or concerns on any topic please call my office at 954-357-7006 or send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. I hope that you are enjoying the summer and will exercise your right to vote on August 24th!