How to Be Prepared for the November 8th General Election

Vote in general electionsBroward County – On Tuesday, November 8th, polls will open at 7:00a.m. to 7:00 p.m. for Broward County voters who were registered to vote by October 18th, 2016.

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: Florida Driver’s License (quickest to process), Florida ID Card, US Passport, Military or Student ID, Public Assistance ID, Neighborhood Association ID, VA Healthcare ID, Concealed weapons permit ID, Government Employee ID& Debit/Credit Card.  Please note: IDs must have current signature.  Any combination of picture and signature is accepted.
  • The voter information card is not necessary in order to vote. It is a helpful tool to identify your districts, precinct, and polling location. Go to our website and click on precinct finder.  If you have moved, you are required to vote in your new home precinct.
  •  A voter can take a marked sample ballot or other helpful information into the polling place.  Remember that Broward’s ballot is a two page ballot (front and back). Read all sides of the ballot to ensure you see all ballot amendments and initiatives.
  • You will be asked for ID. If you do not have ID 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 absentee or provisional ballot?  Go to our website and click on Check my voter 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.
  • Vote-by-mail ballots may be dropped off at our two office locations up to 7:00 p.m. on Election Day. Postmarks do not count.
  • Verify that your voter information is up to date, specifically your address. BEFORE Election Day.  It can be changed over the phone 954-357-7050.  Your address may also be updated at the polling place.
  •  Results for the November 8 Presidential Election, including Vote-by-Mail Ballots, Early Voting and Election Day votes begin streaming on our website at 7:00 p.m.  Results will be updated every half hour on our website browardsoe.org

Thank you for participating in this very important civic process”, Dr. Brenda C. Snipes, Supervisor of Elections






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