Today is primary day in Florida.
That means Hillsborough County voters will be able to cast their ballots for the candidates in their own parties they want to move onto the final election in November.
Since the presidential primaries were already held, today’s race will focus on other campaigns, including the U.S. House of Representatives, the Florida House and such local races as county commission and school board.
The choices made today will narrow the field for the Nov. 6 general election.
Here are some things voters need to know to make voting in the primary go smoothly:
- Florida is a “Closed Primary” state. This means people can only vote for candidates that are from their own party.
- If a particular race only has candidates from one party, the primary will decide the election. This also means that voters, regardless of party affiliation, can vote in that particular race.
- July 16 was the last day to register or change parties in advance of the primary.
- Voters should bring a photo and signature ID to the polls. Acceptable ID includes a Florida driver’s license, debit or credit card, military identification, passport, student ID and other similar options.
- Hillsborough County voters can check out what the ballots will look like in advance of today's election by visiting the Supervisor of Elections website online.
- The polls in Hillsborough are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Polling Places in Carrollwood and Northdale
If you don't know where to cast your votes, you can check with the Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections Office online for precinct information. Just fill out the form to find your polling place.