Across Florida, elections supervisors are expecting a huge turnout for the first presidential election since 1952 that doesn't include a sitting president or vice president on the ballot. Pasco County is no different.
This Know Your Candidates special report is aimed at helping you make the most efficient trip to the polls as possible, whether you vote at home with an absentee ballot, venture to one of the county's early voting sites by Nov. 1, or head to a traditional precinct on Nov. 4.
Inside you'll find information on all major races on the ballot and details of the half-dozen proposals for amending the state's Constitution. Other information you'll need:
Absentee ballot: You have until Oct. 29 to request that a ballot be mailed to you by either going online, calling, faxing, mailing or e-mailing the elections supervisor's office. Contact information is in the box.
Early voting: Six days a week, registered voters may vote early until Nov. 1. Bring a picture and signature ID. The hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at seven locations:
- East Pasco Government Center, 14236 Sixth St., Dade City
- Central Pasco Professional Center, 4111 Land O'Lakes Blvd., Room 105, Land O'Lakes
- Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road, Hudson
- New River Branch Library, 34043 State Road 54, Zephyrhills
- West Pasco Government Center, 7530 Little Road, Suite 110, New Port Richey
- Village Market of Wesley Chapel, 5325 Village Market
- South Holiday Branch Library, 4649 Mile Stretch Drive, Holiday
Election Day: Polls are open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 4. Registered voters, take a signature ID card and picture to your assigned precinct, which can be found on your voter card or from the elections supervisor's office.
New No Match, No Vote law: If you applied to register to vote after Sept. 8 and received a letter saying your voter registration application didn't match the information in government databases, you need to provide additional information to the county elections office.
Contact elections supervisor at www.pascovotes.com or toll-free 1-800-851-8754. Mailing address: Pasco Supervisor of Elections, P.O. Box 300, Dade City, FL 33526.