UPDATED: Live in the Tampa Bay area? Here’s all the 2020 election info you need to vote

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Vote-by-mail ballot dropoff sign in Pinellas County, Florida. By Seán Kinane / WMNF News (Oct. 2018).

Before the registration deadline, we posted information on how to register and vote in the Tampa Bay area. Here we update that information during Early Voting just days before the 2020 Election Day. It includes how to contact your local Supervisor of Elections and where you can drop off your vote-by-mail ballot.

Wondering about a certain race? Here is a link to all of WMNF’s election 2020 coverage.

Tampa Bay area Supervisors of Elections sent out a joint email through Hillsborough’s with all the information you need on things like vote-by-mail, early in-person voting and Election Day voting.

WMNF is publishing that information here, as provided by the Hillsborough Supervisor of Elections, edited for timeliness:


Supervisors of Elections in the Tampa Bay area are working together to help citizens get ready to vote in the upcoming 2020 General Election.  It’s especially important to understand that voters may only vote in the county in which they reside, and that counties in Florida hold Early Voting for different periods of time depending on what works best in each county.



1. Vote By Mail [it’s too late to mail your ballot in. Drop it off at your county’s Supervisor of Elections office *before* 7:00pm Tuesday]

Mail ballots must be received by your Supervisor of Elections no later than 7 p.m. November 3.

What to Know about Vote By Mail

— Don’t forget to sign your Vote By Mail envelope before returning it.

— Make sure you have a current signature on file with your Supervisor of Elections Office. You can update your signature by completing a printed or online voter registration application. (An online application will add your most recent Florida Driver License or Florida State ID signature to your voter


— Be consistent when signing your mail ballot return envelope. Signatures are compared to those on file with the elections office.

— drop it off at your local elections offices. Check with your local elections office for more information on drop-off locations.

— If you mail the ballot back, make sure to allow plenty of time for it to be received. We recommend that you allow at least a week for your mailed ballot to reach your elections office. If your ballot isn’t in your county’s elections office by 7 p.m. Election Day, it will not be counted.


  1. Early Voting has ended

  1. Election Day: November 3, 2020, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Florida law states that on Election Day you may only vote in the polling place

assigned to your current residence address. You are encouraged to update your

address prior to Election Day to avoid delays at your polling place. If you

don’t know where your polling place is, call your Supervisor of Elections or

check their website.


What to Bring on Election Day

— Current and valid photo and signature ID. Acceptable forms of

identification include:  FL Driver License, FL ID Card (issued by DHSMV), US

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 s. 790.06), Government

Employee ID. If you do not bring ID, you may vote a provisional ballot.


— Your sample ballot. You may mark your sample ballot and use it as a




Some offices may be temporarily closed to the public due to COVID-19. Contact the office for the most current information on office closures.


Craig Latimer, Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections

VoteHillsborough.org (813) 744-5900

Robert L. Gilder Elections Service Center, 2514 N. Falkenburg Rd., Tampa,

Florida 33619

Fred B. Karl County Center, 601 E. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, Florida 33602

Southeast Regional Office, 10020 South U.S. Hwy. 301, Riverview, FL 33578

Northwest Regional Office, 4575 Gunn Hwy., Tampa, FL 33624

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vimeo: HillsboroughSOE


Julie Marcus, Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections

VotePinellas.com (727) 464-VOTE (8683)

Election Service Center, 13001 Starkey Rd., Starkey Lakes Corporate Center,

Largo, FL 33773

County Courthouse, 315 Court St., Room 117, Clearwater, FL 33756

County Building, 501 First Ave. N., St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Facebook: PinellasCountySOE     Twitter and Instagram: @VotePinellas


Brian E. Corley, Pasco County Supervisor of Elections

PascoVotes.gov (352) 521-4302 or 1 (800) 851-8754

East Pasco Government Center, 14236 6th St., Suite 200, Dade City, FL  33523

West Pasco Government Center, 8731 Citizens Dr., Suite 110, New Port Richey,

FL 34654

Central Pasco Professional Center, 4111 Land O’Lakes Blvd., Suite 105, Land

O’Lakes, FL 34639

Para assistencia en espaol llame al 833-828-3224


Lori Edwards, Polk County Supervisor of Elections

PolkElections.com (863) 534-5888

Headquarters, 250 S. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830

Operations Center, 70 Florida Citrus Blvd., Winter Haven, FL 33880

Facebook: PolkElections                Twitter: @PolkElections1          Instagram:



William “Bill” Keen, Sumter County Supervisor of Elections

www.sumterelections.org (352) 569-1540

Main office, 7375 Powell Road, Suite 125, Wildwood, FL 34785

Bushnell Annex Office, 316 E. Anderson Ave., Bushnell, FL 33513


Shirley Anderson, Hernando County Supervisor of Elections

HernandoVotes.com  (352) 754-4125

20 N. Main St., Room 165, Brooksville, FL 34601

7443 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill, FL 34606

Facebook, YouTube and Twitter: HernandoVotes


Michael S. Bennett, Manatee County Supervisor of Elections

VoteManatee.com (941) 741-3823

600 301 Blvd. W. Suite 108, Bradenton, FL 34205

Facebook: Manatee-County-Supervisor-Of-Elections


Susan Gill, Citrus County Supervisor of Elections

VoteCitrus.com (352) 564-7120

1500 N. Meadowcrest Blvd., Crystal River, FL 34428

Facebook: Citrus County Supervisor of Elections


WMNF’s Rob Lorei interviewed Craig Latimer and you can listen to it here.


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