Want to vote early, Tampa? Here’s where to do it and what you need

Seven sites are open from Monday through Sunday for voters to cast their ballots in person before the city’s March 7 election.
A man leaves C. Blythe Andrews Jr. Public Library. Early voting is underway in Tampa.
A man leaves C. Blythe Andrews Jr. Public Library. Early voting is underway in Tampa. [ IVY CEBALLO | Times ]
Published Feb. 27|Updated Feb. 28

TAMPA — Early voting started Monday in Tampa and lasts through Sunday in advance of the March 7 city election during which voters will select a mayor and six council members.

Only one of the seven City Council seats won’t be in play: Luis Viera was unopposed for another four-year term in District 7, which covers North and New Tampa.

Voters can cast ballots at one of the following seven locations between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.:

  • C. Blythe Andrews Jr. Public Library, 2607 E Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
  • Fred B. Karl County Center, 601 E Kennedy Blvd.
  • Jan Kaminis Platt Regional Library, 3910 S Manhattan Ave.
  • New Tampa Regional Library, 10001 Cross Creek Blvd.
  • North Tampa Branch Library, 8916 N Boulevard.
  • Robert L. Gilder Elections Service Center, 2514 N Falkenburg Road.
  • West Tampa Branch Library, 2312 W Union St.

Voters need to have registered to vote by Feb. 6, according to the Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections office. When they go to the polls, they should have one or two forms of identification that include a signature and a photo, according to the office’s website.

Without proper identification, voters may still cast a provisional ballot, which will later be evaluated by a canvassing board for eligibility.

Any of the following forms of photo identification are acceptable, according to the office’s website:

  • Florida driver’s license
  • Florida ID card issued by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
  • U.S. passport
  • Debit or credit card
  • Military ID
  • Student ID
  • Retirement center ID
  • Neighborhood association ID
  • Public assistance ID
  • Veteran health ID (issued by VA)
  • Concealed weapon license (issued pursuant to Florida statute 790.06)
  • Government employee ID

If your photo ID does not include your signature, you will be asked to provide another ID that has your signature.