- The polls open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Acceptable IDs at the polls: Florida driver’s license; Florida identification card issued by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles; United States passport; Debit or credit card; Military identification; Student identification; Retirement center identification; Neighborhood association identification; Public assistance identification; Veteran health identification card issued by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs License to carry a concealed weapon or firearm; Employee identification card issued by any branch, department, agency, or entity of the federal government, the state, a county or a municipality.
- Visit the Supervisor of Elections website to find your polling place.
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Talked to the pastor as people filed in and out of the church. He said Democratic policies contradict Christian teachings. And he doesn't mind that the church will no longer be a polling place after this election.— Justin Trombly (@JustinTrombly) November 6, 2018
With @ZackSampson via @TB_Times:https://t.co/feZNkJe2A2
We’ve got a 🚨YOUNG VOTER🚨 Derek Rainer, a 24-year-old bartender, said he voted Democrat down the ballot. He just doesn’t agree with Republican ideals, he said. And @AndrewGillum seems like he’s “just a good guy.” Rainer guessed about half his friends are voting. pic.twitter.com/oYemBO0KrG— Kathryn Varn (@kathrynvarn) November 6, 2018
Lines are running smoothly again at Bethel Metropolitan Baptist Church, but a poll worker said machines were down for about half an hour this morning. No one left, she said. “Everyone stayed calm and quiet.” pic.twitter.com/Ad8tfT9Z79— Divya Kumar (@divyadivyadivya) November 6, 2018
Fixed now, and @divyadivyadivya checked out scene, where voting seems to be going smoothly again. Dustin Chase, the spokesman in Pinellas, said projected voter wait times are about 30 minutes, and voters affected by the jam did not wait longer than that. @tb_times #ElectionDay— Zack Sampson (@ZackSampson) November 6, 2018
Here it is, straight from the Pinellas Clerk Manual. You can, of course, stay and wait for the new machine. But if you've got to go to work, don't lose hope. There's a procedure, and a properly completed ballot should be counted. #ElectionDay2018 pic.twitter.com/WmyKoTSqB5— Zack Sampson (@ZackSampson) November 6, 2018
These numbers far outpace the last midterm in 2014, according to stats from the Division of Elections. 1,877,820 mail ballots were cast then, along with 1,309,522 early voters. #ElectionDay pic.twitter.com/eIMysoOhJY— Zack Sampson (@ZackSampson) November 6, 2018
Another Dunedin voter, Elizabeth Munro, said her pro-life priority is guiding her ballot. Also a Trump supporter, “I like his policies, but I don’t like some of the things he says. She’s voting for @RepGusBilirakis bc “he’s done a good job, I support him” pic.twitter.com/VWE4s2sSvg— Tracey McManus (@TroMcManus) November 6, 2018
Turnout at the 25th Precinct in New Port Richey has been "pretty good," said election supervisor Sammie Copeland. By 11 a 350 already turned out.— Howard Altman (@haltman) November 6, 2018
Clarice Oberbeck, 83 and her daughter, Debra Welch, 64, both of Port Richey have been here all morning#ElectionDay @TB_Times pic.twitter.com/ZM9XzfPdH6
Ok I’m here at the Trinity church poll and these guys have some pretty good advice pic.twitter.com/bw3xwY4N8A— Tracey McManus (@TroMcManus) November 6, 2018
Jimmy Walker, 57, son Casey, 22, voted no: Jimmy: “I don’t want to be like St. Pete. I don’t want one guy to have all that juice ... I don’t think the dt is going to change at all bc Scientology is here and they’re not going anywhere. A strong mayor is not going to change that.” pic.twitter.com/yMUs5ubklO— Tracey McManus (@TroMcManus) November 6, 2018
Protocol: Precinct workers should take completed paper ballots in a security sleeve. The ballots should be locked up. At the end of voting, they'll be fed into working scanner. Affected voters encouraged to come watch. Per Pinellas Supervisor of Elections office. #ElectionDay https://t.co/JzP9JCKQsL— Zack Sampson (@ZackSampson) November 6, 2018
Tiffany Faykus and her 12 y.o. son Luke are out at the Coliseum in DT St. Pete. Luke might be a little young to cast a ballot, but still wants to be a part of change. Faykus said there have been a few lines, but a lot of positivity and a lot of blue, which she likes. @TB_Times pic.twitter.com/HWbibTyxCv— Daniel Figueroa IV (@danuscripts) November 6, 2018
Lines are running smoothly now at Lakewood Methodist Church, but earlier this morning, the scanner froze and the machine had to be replaced. pic.twitter.com/qQDAZvtJBp— Divya Kumar (@divyadivyadivya) November 6, 2018
Nancy Feulner, 83, said she was concerned about the long line when she reached but it moved smoothly. She voted for DeSantis. “I think he’s honest.” pic.twitter.com/4lblEOcIAo— Divya Kumar (@divyadivyadivya) November 6, 2018
Audrey Hazeley, 61, said the process took about 20 minutes for her. She voted for Gillum. “The people really trying to make it in life, I want to see them try to get some improvement.” pic.twitter.com/DWnFW4JY4e— Divya Kumar (@divyadivyadivya) November 6, 2018
All in the family. One sign-holder greeted early-morning voters at precinct 35, the Land O' Lakes Recreation Center: Maureen O'Conner who drove from Hudson to aid School Board candidate Tara O'Conner. All the way from Hudson? "Of course, she's my sister. ''@TB_Times pic.twitter.com/9SzkP1aBna— C.T. Bowen (@CTBowen2) November 6, 2018
Riverview resident Candice Thomas, normally votes early but says she made sure to get to the polls early today because she knew the lines would get long once people got off of work. #VoteTuesday @TB_Times pic.twitter.com/tMMGSmWHvn— Monique Welch (@Mo_UNIQUE_) November 6, 2018
And they’re off! The polls are open and voters and candidates alike are out early. @alexheerenfl, might’ve voted early, but the House District 66 candidate and his wife, Teal are out at their local polling site in Bardmoor keeping their message going. pic.twitter.com/qMMjnCa7CG— Daniel Figueroa IV (@danuscripts) November 6, 2018
At the Treausure Island Community Center, a short line has been moving fairly quickly. pic.twitter.com/jrkaSS1HIR— Divya Kumar (@divyadivyadivya) November 6, 2018
Tom Spoor (who also did not wish to be pictured), said national issues were most important to him this election. He said he voted Republican. “We’re all immigrants, but you have to have an orderly immigration plan. ...You’ve got to stand in line, it’s not fair to tax payers.” pic.twitter.com/7jJHxo6MGc— Divya Kumar (@divyadivyadivya) November 6, 2018
Paul Jantzen, 68, said he came out to vote because of his dissatisfaction with the current administration. “If the Democrats can take control of the House, I think it’ll tone things down a bit.” pic.twitter.com/i6Q0se2mYW— Divya Kumar (@divyadivyadivya) November 6, 2018