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Hillsborough election information

The primary election for federal, state and local offices will be held on Aug. 14. • Depending on the race, registered Democrats or Republicans can vote for their party's candidates for U.S. and state House, U.S. and state Senate and Hillsborough County commissioner, elections supervisor and property appraiser. • All voters can cast ballots in the four judicial races and one countywide School Board race. • Three district-based School Board seats representing specific areas of the county are also up for grabs. Only voters who live in those districts can cast ballots. • Two races will feature open primaries due to a lack of partisan opposition, meaning that all voters can cast ballots. Those races are the Hillsborough County Commission District 2 contest between Republicans Victor Crist and Sharon Calvert as well as the state House District 61 race involving Democrats Tatiana Denson and Betty Reed. • County Commission District 2 includes parts of north and east Hillsborough, while state House District 61 comprises central, north and east Tampa. Times staff

Early voting

It begins Monday and runs through Aug. 11 at 15 sites. All locations are open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday unless otherwise noted. All locations are closed on Sundays.

Voters should bring a valid photo and signature identification. Valid ID forms include a Florida driver's license, state ID card issued by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, debit or credit card and military, student, retirement center, neighborhood association or public assistance identification.

The early voting locations are:

Bloomingdale Regional Public Library, 1906 Bloomingdale Ave., Valrico

C. Blythe Andrews Jr. Public Library, 2607 E Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Tampa

Fred B. Karl County Center, 26th floor, 601 E Kennedy Blvd., Tampa (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

Jan Kaminis Platt Regional Library, 3910 S Manhattan Ave., Tampa

Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library, 2902 W Bearss Ave., Tampa

New Tampa Regional Library, 10001 Cross Creek Blvd., Tampa

North Tampa Branch Library, 8916 North Blvd., Tampa

Bruton Memorial Library, 302 W McLendon St., Plant City

Riverview Branch Library, 10509 Riverview Drive

Robert L. Gilder Elections Service Center, 2514 N Falkenburg Road, Tampa (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin

Temple Terrace Public Library, 202 Bullard Parkway

Town 'N Country Regional Public Library, 7606 Paula Drive, Tampa

Upper Tampa Bay Regional Public Library, 11211 Countryway Blvd., Tampa

West Tampa Branch Library, 2312 W Union St., Tampa

Vote by mail

To request an absentee ballot, visit the Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections website at votehillsborough.org or call (813) 744-5900.

New districts

Due to recent statewide redistricting, the boundaries and district numbers for many elected offices have changed. To find your precinct location and see a list of candidates, go to votehillsborough.org and click on "My Sample Ballot."

Election day

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 14. Voters should bring a valid photo and signature identification. Valid ID forms include a Florida driver's license, state ID card issued by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, debit or credit card and military, student, retirement center, neighborhood association or public assistance identification.

Those without proper identification may be asked to cast a provisional ballot. The signature on the provisional ballot will be checked against the signature on your voter registration. The ballot will be valid if the signatures match and you voted in the proper precinct.

Hillsborough election information 07/28/12 [Last modified: Monday, October 15, 2012 3:04pm]
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