How To Be Prepared For The August 28th Primary Election

Broward County – On Tuesday, August 28th, polls will open for Broward County voters who were registered to vote by July 30, 2018.  Voting hours are from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Broward County Supervisor of Elections, Dr. Brenda Snipes would like to share the following helpful reminders on how to be prepared for Election Day:

  • Florida law requires voters to present a picture ID with signature at the polling place.  Acceptable forms of ID are:
  1. Florida driver’s license (quickest ID to process) -Florida identification card issued by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (quickest ID to process)
  2. 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 issued pursuant to s. 790.06 -Employee identification card issued by any branch, department, agency, or entity of the Federal Government, the state, a county, or a municipality.

*Please note: IDs must have current signature.  Any combination of picture and signature is accepted.

  • Your voter information card is not necessary to vote. It is a helpful tool for you to know your districts and polling location. Know where your polling place is before Election Day by checking your voter information card or by going to our website and clicking on precinct finder. If you have moved, you are required to vote in your new home precinct.
  • A voter can take with them a marked sample ballot or other helpful information into the polling place so that they may remember their choices. Read all sides of the ballot to ensure you see all ballot information.  
How To Be Prepared For The August 28th Primary Election
  • You will be asked for ID, if you do not have ID, by law you MUST vote a Provisional Ballot. A provisional ballot is always counted when the voter is shown to be registered and eligible, regardless of the closeness of the outcome of the election. A person who votes provisionally simply because he or she forgot ID at the polls will not have to do anything else. If the signatures on that ballot certificate and the voter roll matches, the provisional ballot is counted.
  • Would you like to see if you are eligible to vote, track your vote-by-mail or provisional ballot? You can do all this by going to our website and clicking on my status.  
  • If a voter has requested a vote-by-mail ballot and later decides to vote at the polling place instead, you may bring the vote-by-mail ballot with you to be cancelled at your polling place and receive a new ballot to vote at the polls.
  • Voted vote-by-mail ballots may be dropped off at our 2 office locations up to 7:00 p.m. on Election Day. Postmarks are not accepted.
  • Verify that your voter information is up to date, specifically your address BEFORE Election Day.  It can be changed over the phone at 954-357-7050.
  • Results for the Primary Election including Vote-by-Mail Ballots, Early Voting and Election Day votes begin streaming on our website at 7:00 p.m.

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