EARLY VOTING: Highlands, Hardee and DeSoto County locations & times for 2018 General Election

Posted at 9:57 AM, Oct 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-18 10:00:00-04

Early voting gives you the flexibility to vote when and where it's most convenient for you.

The State of Florida requires counties to offer early voting from October 27 to November 3. Supervisors of Elections have the option to offer six more early voting days from October 22-26 and November 4.

Scroll down to see voting locations listed alphabetically by city:

Monday, October 22 – Saturday, November 3
Weekdays: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Weekends: 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

▪Supervisor of Elections Office
201 E. Oak Street
Room 104

Thursday, October 25 – Saturday, November 3
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

▪Hardee County Library
315 N. 6th Ave

Thursday, October 25 – Saturday, November 3
8:30 a.m. –  4:30 p.m.

▪Kenilworth Operations Center
4500 Kenilworth Blvd.

▪Avon Park City Hall - Council Chambers
123 East Pine Street
Avon Park

▪Lake Placid Town Hall - Council Chambers
311 West Interlake Blvd.
Lake Placid


To avoid delays, elections officials ask you bring one or two forms of identification that include your signature and photo. Without proper identification, you may still vote a provisional ballot, which will later be evaluated by a canvassing board for eligibility.

Any of the following forms of photo identification are acceptable:

  • Florida Driver License
  • Florida ID Card issued by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
  • U.S. 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 your photo ID does not include your signature, you will be asked to provide another ID that has your signature.

To make the voting process go faster, officials suggest you bring your sample ballot to the polling place with notes on how you plan to vote. By making your voting decisions before going to the polling place, you help keep the lines down.