What if Election Day is just inconvenient? VOTE EARLY!
1. This year early voting will start Oct. 20, 2008 and end Nov. 1, 2008. 2. Early voters cast their ballots in the main or branch offices of their county Supervisor of Elections 3. You MUST provide a photo and signature ID and sign an affidavit in order to vote early.
Who can vote absentee? ANYONE!
How do you cast an absentee ballot?* • You can request (or have someone else request) an absentee ballot from your county supervisor of elections in person, in writing or by phone • If you want to have an absentee ballot sent to you, contact your county supervisor of elections no later than 5 PM August 20, 2008 for the primary election and October 29, 2008 for the general election. • If you designate a family member or legal guardian to pick up the absentee ballot for you, they MUST have written authorization from you and their own picture ID • Return your marked ballot before 7 p.m. on Election Day to your county supervisor of elections’ office. * Note: Do NOT deliver the absentee ballot to a polling precinct!* * Rules for requesting an absentee ballot and for voting early may vary by county!
Florida Voter Assistance Hotline (Toll Free) 1-866-308-6739 Kathryn Kolbert Tanya Clay House Michele Lawrence Jawando The toll free Voter Hotline number for people using TTY is 1-800-955-8771. President Public Policy Director Campaign Manager for Election Protection For more information visit the Florida Relay Service. Director, Democracy Campaign Legislative Counsel Voter Fraud Hotline: (Toll Free) 1-877-868-3737
ImPORTANT DATES TO REmEmBER
AUG 26 Primary Election in Florida. OCT 6 Voter registration deadline for the General Election.
OCT 20 - NOV 1 Early Voting period. OCT 29 Deadline for requesting an Absentee Ballot (5 PM). Nov. 4 ELECTION DAY 2008. The polls are open for voting in every county in Florida from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM on November 4th. Absentee ballot must be in to the county Supervisor of Elections by 7 PM on Election Day.
Bureau of Voter Registration Services Main Line : (850) 245-6290 Fax Number : (850) 245-6291 Email : firstname.lastname@example.org Email: DivElections@dos.state.fl.us Director’s Office of the Department of State, Division of Elections Main Line: (850) 245-6200 Fax Numbers: (850) 245-6217 or (850) 245-6218
FLORIDA SECRETARy OF STATE INFORmATION
2008 FLORIDA VOTING RESOURCES
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MAKE SURE YOUR VOTE
If you are a registered to vote in the state of Florida, you MUST bring PROPER identification with you to the polls on Tuesday, November 4, 2008!
You MUST bring ONE of the following signed photo IDs:
• Florida driver’s license • United States passport • Florida identification card with photo and signature, issued by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles • Debit or credit card with photo and signature • Military identification with photo and signature • Student identification with photo and signature • Retirement center identification with photo and signature • Neighborhood association identification with photo and signature • Public assistance identification with photo and signature
Have a photo ID with no signature?
Bring an additional ID with your signature.
Don’t have the proper ID? Cast a provisional ballot!
• If you believe you are properly registered in Florida, you may cast a provisional ballot. • After casting your provisional ballot, you will have until 5 p.m. on November 6 to verify, with written evidence, that you are eligible to vote in Florida.
Your vote is your voice. Make it count.