What You Need to Know About 2020 Early Voting in Tallahassee

By Cristi McKee | Photo: Element 5 Digital

In-person early voting in Leon County for the 2020 Presidential Preference Primary Election begins this Saturday, March 7, 2020! Early voting is when one casts a ballot prior to Election Day at a local location, as designated by the Supervisor of Elections. Concluding on March 15, 2020, there are 10 convenient locations across Tallahassee, Leon County, and Woodville that you can visit to cast your ballot. Here is what you need to know about this year’s early voting situation.

  1. You need to have a valid photo ID and a signature identification on hand when you go to early vote on site, per Florida law. Any combination of 2 forms of ID that show both a photo and a signature are valid forms of identification. This might include a Florida Driver’s License (or Florida ID) and a Debit or Credit Card, for instance. 
  2. You must be registered with one of the two Florida major political parties in order to vote in the Presidential Preference Primary Election. For instance, you must be registered as either a republican or democrat if you plan to early vote.
  3. The Supervisor of Elections in Leon County is Mark Earley. 
  4. A list of local early voting locations can be found online, here. 
  5. You can register to vote online through the Florida Department of State, here.
  6. You can find a master list of Florida voting locations and their hours of operation, here. 
  7. An official 2020 Election Guide can be viewed online as a PDF, here.
  8. If you do not have an acceptable form of identification, you can opt to vote a Provisional Ballot. 
  9. Voter ID cards, as issued by the Supervisor of Elections, are not valid forms of ID in this scenario. 
  10. You can view your Voter Information, including your past voting activity in the last year, check the status of your mail ballot, and see a sample ballot, here.

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