Craig Latimer, Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections, is reminding citizens that the deadline to register to vote or change party affiliation for the 2016 Primary Election is Monday, August 1.
Voter Registration Applications can be picked up, filled out and submitted at any voter registration agency, which includes four Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections offices, as well as driver license offices, public libraries, state public assistance agencies and tax collector's offices. The application is also available online at VoteHillsborough.org, but must be printed, signed and submitted in person or by mail. All new voter registration applications or party updates must be received by a voter registration agency or postmarked by the close of business on Monday, August 1 to be valid for the Primary Election.
Once the application form is approved, the Supervisor of Elections sends out a Voter Information Card that includes the voter's precinct and other important voting information.
Florida has closed primaries. For the August Primary, voters will receive a Democratic ballot, a Republican ballot, a Libertarian ballot or a nonpartisan ballot, depending on which party they are registered with. All voters, whether they are affiliated with a party or not, will vote on nonpartisan issues and races (such as School Board) during this Primary Election. Voters wishing to change parties must submit an updated voter registration application or a written notice that includes their name, signature, and date of birth or Florida Voter Registration number by the August 1st deadline.
More information is available at VoteHillsborough.org.