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Where Tampa Bay area voters need to drop-off mail-in ballots on November 2 or Election Day

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Posted at 8:25 AM, Nov 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-02 17:42:54-05

TAMPA, Fla. — With early voting now finished across Florida, election officials are now urging anyone with a vote-by-mail ballot to drop it off in person.

Vote-by-mail ballots cannot be turned in at Election Day polling places.

Here is a county-by-county guide of when and where voters need to go to drop off their mail-in ballots in person, before Election Day, which is Tuesday, November 3.

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Hillsborough County
Vote By Mail ballots must be received by the office no later than 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 3. They can be dropped off Monday or Tuesday between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. at any of the four Hillsborough County’s elections offices in Tampa or Riverview.

In addition, the Robert L. Gilder Elections Service Center, located at 2514 N. Falkenburg Rd., has a 24-hour monitored, secure drop box outside the main door that will be open until 7:00 p.m. Election Day

Pinellas County
Ballots can be dropped off at any of the three Supervisor of Elections Offices on November 2 and on Election Day until 7:00 p.m. There are also several drive-thru, remote ballot drop-off locations available on November 2 for drop-off.

Pasco County
Monday, November 2, and Tuesday, November 3, vote-by-mail ballots can only be dropped off at one of three office locations.

Polk County
Drop-boxes for mail-in ballots are now closed in Polk County.

To drop off your mail-in ballot, you must bring it to the Polk Supervisor of Elections Office located at their Election Headquarters at 250 South Broadway Avenue in Bartow. Mail-in ballots must be received before 7:00 p.m. on Election Day.

Manatee County
Drop off your mail-in ballot at the Manatee County Supervisor of Elections office, located at 600 301 Blvd., W. Suite 108, Bradenton. Your Vote-by-mail ballot must be received at the Supervisors of Elections office by 7:00 pm on Election Day.

Sarasota County
Drive-thru, drop-off for vote-by-mail is available at all three elections offices until Nov 3 (Election Day), from 8:30 a.m. -6:30 p.m.

Hernando County
Mail-in ballots must be hand-delivered to one of the Supervisor of Elections secure drop boxes by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day.

The boxes are located at the Supervisor of Elections Branch Office located at 7443 Forest Oaks Blvd. in Spring Hill. This box does not have drive-up availability, but if assistance is needed please call 352-754-4125 during office hours.

The second box is located in Brooksville and is at the eastern end of the courthouse parking lot at the Records Storage Facility-234 E. Jefferson St. in Brooksville. Voters can drive up to this box eliminating the need to enter the courthouse, just to drop off a ballot.

Highlands County
Mail-in ballots must be received by the Highlands County Supervisor of Elections office, located at 580 South Commerce Avenue, Room A201 in Sebring by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day.

Citrus County
Mail-in ballots must be received in the drop box outside the Citrus County Supervisor of Elections office located at 1500 N. Meadowcrest Blvd. in Crystal River by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day.

DeSoto County
There are two secure drop boxes available to drop vote-by-mail ballots at 201 E Oak St in Arcadia. All ballots must be received in a drop box by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day.

The first is located inside the DeSoto County Supervisor of Elections office. It is available 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The second one is secure drop box outside of the County Administration Building main entrance. It is available 24 hours a day.

Hardee County
Mail-in ballots must be received by the Hardee County Supervisor of Elections office, located at 311 N. 6th Ave. in Wauchula,by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day. The office is open 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.