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Pre-election reminders from Secretary of State Ken Detzner



Florida's chief elections official, Secretary of State Ken Detzner, issued a series of reminders to voters in advance of next week's presidential preference primary.

For starters, the last day a voter can request an absentee ballot through the mail for the primary is today, March 9, six days before the election. After today, a voter who wants to vote absentee must pick up the ballot in person at a county elections office.   

All 67 counties are offering early voting through Saturday, March 12, and some counties will also provide it on Sunday, March 13. Most county election supervisors allow voters to track the status of their mail ballot on their websites.

Every voter must provide a photo ID at the polls. A voter without an ID will cast a provisional ballot. Polling places on Election Day, March 15, will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Voters can visit for more information about the election. 









[Last modified: Wednesday, March 9, 2016 1:18pm]


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