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Voting on Election Day? Check to see if your polling place has changed

The novel coronavirus is affecting virtually everything, including voting in Florida’s presidential preference primary. Counties are having to move some polling places at the last minute.
A poll worker waits for people to arrive for early voting at the Pinellas County Election Services County Building on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 in St. Petersburg.
A poll worker waits for people to arrive for early voting at the Pinellas County Election Services County Building on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 in St. Petersburg. [ MARTHA ASENCIO RHINE | Times ]
Published Mar. 16, 2020|Updated Mar. 16, 2020

Tuesday’s presidential preference primary is still on, Florida officials say.

“We’re definitely voting,” Gov. Ron DeSantis said last week. “They voted during the Civil War. We’re going to vote.”

But local elections officials have been scrambling more than usual in the last few days to prepare for Election Day as poll workers call out over coronavirus concerns and polling sites — including some at assisted-living facilities — have had to be moved.

Floridians who are planning to head to the polls Tuesday need to double-check their polling locations and to prepare themselves that an Election Day in the age of a pandemic may look different.

At least one precinct in the Tampa Bay area has been moved multiple times as elections officials have worked to find sites still OK with being polling places.

Some of the moves could affect not only the presidential preference primary but also municipal elections that are being held as well on Tuesday, such as Clearwater’s.

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Here is the current list of polling place changes as of Monday evening:

Pinellas County

  • Precinct 201: Moved from Addington Place at College Harbor to Pinellas Community Church, 5501 31st St. S., St. Petersburg
  • Precinct 342: Moved from Elmcroft at Pinecrest to Christ Presbyterian Church, 3115 Dryer Ave., Largo
  • Precinct 529: Moved from Mease Manor to Dunedin Assembly of God Church, 885 Lake Haven Road, Dunedin
  • Precincts 256 and 264: Moved from Palm Garden of Largo to Starkey Road Baptist Church, 8800 Starkey Road, Seminole
  • Precinct 629: Moved from Stratford Court to Bethel Lutheran Church, 3166 N. McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater
  • Precinct 326: Moved from The Barrington Retirement Community to Largo Feed Store, 295 Central Park Drive, Largo
  • Precinct 102: Moved from Westminster Suncoast to Bay Vista Recreation Center, 7000 Fourth St. S., St. Petersburg
  • Precinct 631: Moved from Coral Oaks to Highland Lakes Club, 3300 MacGregor Drive, Palm Harbor
  • Precinct 125: Moved from Peterborough Apartments to the elections office in the county building, 501 First Ave. N. (Fifth Street North entrance), St. Petersburg
  • Precinct 541: Moved from Palm Harbor United Methodist Church to the Centre of Palm Harbor, 1500 16th St., Palm Harbor
  • Precinct 603: Moved from Bay Aristocrat to Wood Valley Boys & Girls Club, 2816 Park Trail Lane, Clearwater
  • Precinct 522: Moved from On Top of the World East to Sylvan Abbey United Methodist Church, 2817 Sunset Point Road, Clearwater
  • Precinct 523: Moved from On Top of the World West to Sylvan Abbey United Methodist Church
  • Precinct 334: Moved from the East Bay Oaks Mobile Home Park to the Election Service Center, 13001 Starkey Road, Largo

Hillsborough County

  • Precinct 906: Moved from Sun Towers to the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin
  • Precincts 904 and 908: Moved from Kings Point Clubhouse to SouthShore Regional Library
  • Precinct 909: Moved from the Sun City Center Community Room to SouthShore Regional Library
  • Precinct 921: Moved from the Sun City Center Florida Room to the SouthShore Regional Library
  • Precinct 423: Moved from the Rocky Creek Retirement Village to the Tampa Korean Seventh Day Adventist, 7215 Sheldon Road, Tampa
  • Precinct 163: Moved from the Vista 400 to the Beulah Baptist Institutional Church, 1006 W. Cypress St., Tampa
  • Precinct 433: Moved from Aston Gardens to the Philippine Cultural Foundation, 14301 Nine Eagles Drive, Tampa
  • Precinct 560: Now will remain at University Village, 12401 N. 22nd St., Tampa
  • Precinct 561: Moved from Concordia Village to the University Area Community Development Center
  • Precinct 834: Moved from Hawthorne Estates to Kings Avenue Baptist Church, 2602 S. Kings Ave., Brandon
  • Precinct 764: Moved from the Meadows at Countrywood to Bruton Memorial Library, 302 McLendon St., Plant City

Pasco County

  • Precinct 55: Moved from Crystal Lakes Clubhouse to Alice Hall Community Center, 38116 5th Ave., Zephyrhills
  • Precinct 87: Moved from Seven Oaks Clubhouse to St. Reweis Coptic Orthodox Church, 27137 Foamflower Blvd., Wesley Chapel
  • Precinct 99: Moved from Northwood Community Center to Williamsburg Tanglewood Club, 28429 Williamsburg Drive, Wesley Chapel

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