Everything you need to know about early voting in the Florida primary in Pinellas County

Posted at 2:41 PM, Aug 09, 2018

The 2018 election will be a big one in Florida. A U.S. Senate seat, the governor position, numerous seats in the state legislature and some referendums are on the ballot.

The Florida primary is quickly approaching on August 28.

We've all been there on election day, waiting in long lines to vote. But early voting is becoming more and more popular.

To see what will be on your ballot when you go to vote, click here.

As long as you are a Pinellas County resident, you can vote at ANY early voting site in the county.

Here is a list of locations where you can vote early in Pinellas County: Early voting is available here from Saturday, Aug. 18-Sunday, Aug. 26. Hours are Monday-Friday from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Supervisor of Elections Office: County Courthouse
315 Court St., Room 117, Clearwater, FL 33756

Supervisor of Elections Office: Election Service Center
13001 Starkey Rd., Starkey Lakes Corporate Ctr, Largo, FL 33773

Supervisor of Elections Office: County Building
501 First Ave. N., St. Petersburg, FL 33701


State law requires a voter to present valid picture and signature identification at the polling place. (Florida Statute 101.043) Voters without acceptable identification may vote a provisional ballot, which will be evaluated later for eligibility by a canvassing board.

The following forms of identification will be accepted at the polling place:

(a) Florida driver license.

(b) Florida identification card issued by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.

(c) United States passport.

(d) Debit or credit card.

(e) Military identification.

(f) Student identification.

(g) Retirement center identification.

(h) Neighborhood association identification.

(i) Public assistance identification.  

(j) Veteran health identification card issued by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.

(k) License to carry a concealed weapon for firearm issued pursuant to s. 790.06, F.S.

(l) Employee identification card issued by any branch, department, agency, or entity of the Federal Government, the state, a county, or a municipality.

If the picture identification does not contain the signature of the voter, an additional identification that provides the voter’s signature shall be required.