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What you need to know about 2022 Primary Election early voting in Leon County

Aug 10, 2022 01:47PM ● By Cristi Mc Kee

If you’re registered to vote in Leon County, you’ve likely already received your new voter’s license.

This year, the primary election in the county falls on August 23.

While you can choose to vote in person on Election Day, you also have the opportunity to participate in early voting.

Early voting is when one casts a ballot prior to Election Day at a local location, as designated by the Supervisor of Elections. 

According to the Supervisor of Elections’ office, “Early Voting lets you avoid long lines, solve most any issue with your registration that could cause problems with your ability to vote, and vote when and where it is most convenient.”

Here’s what you need to know about early voting in Leon County: 

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 two 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.

6 - You can find a master list of Florida voting locations and their hours of operation online HERE.

7 - An official 2022 Election Guide can be viewed online as a PDF at the Elections Office Website.

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 online on the Supervisor of Elections’ website. 

You can participate in early voting anytime from Saturday, August 13 and Sunday, August 21 at any of the 10 locations in Leon County:

Dr. B.L. Perry Branch Library 

Address: 2817 South Adams Street, Tallahassee FL 32301

Hours of Operation: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Eastside Branch Library 

Address: 1583 Pedrick Road, Tallahassee FL 32317

Hours of Operation: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

FAMU Student Union 

Address: 1628 South Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Tallahassee FL 32307

Hours of Operation: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

FSU Student Services Building   

Address: 874 Traditions Way, Tallahassee FL 32306

Hours of Operation: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Fort Braden Community Center 

Address: 16387 Blountstown Highway, Tallahassee FL 32310

Hours of Operation: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Leon County Elections Center 

Address: 2990-1 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee FL 32301

Hours of Operation: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Lake Jackson Community Center 

Address: 3840 North Monroe Street, Tallahassee FL 32303

Hours of Operation: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Leon County Courthouse   

Address: 301 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee FL 32301

Hours of Operation: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Northeast Branch Library

Address: 5513 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee FL 32312

Hours of Operation: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Woodville Community Center 

Address: 8000 Old Woodville Road,  Tallahassee FL 32305

Hours of Operation: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

If you choose to vote in person on Election Day, you’re required to vote you must vote at your assigned polling place, which you can find on your voter information card, online at the Supervisor of Elections’ website or by calling the Supervisor of Elections’ office at (850) 606-8683.

As the county’s been redistricted, you may have a new assigned Because of Election Day polling place as of 2022, so it’s important to double-check this information before you go vote.

The next chance to vote is in the General Election, which falls on October 8 this year.