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The Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee
The Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee
Published Aug. 28, 2018

Florida State students can vote early and close to campus in November after all.

The Leon County elections office announced it will use space at the Donald L. Tucker Center for early voting, reversing its previous decision to reject "the Tuck" as a voting site.

"It is the only campus location offered that can serve multiple student populations for the two-week duration of early voting," the elections office said. "We are heartened by President (John) Thrasher's pledge to do everything necessary to make this a workable solution for all students."

Supervisors of election in Gainesville, Tampa and Orlando also will have on-campus early voting sites for students at UF, USF and UCF, respectively, following a July 24 decision by U.S. District Judge Mark Walker, who struck down a state ban on allowing early voting on college and university campuses.