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The guide to Tuesday’s Hillsborough County primary elections

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Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the primary election here in Hillsborough County including voting deadline for Tampa residents, how to check if you’re registered to vote in Hillsborough County, vote by mail deadlines in Hillsborough, and what exactly is on the ballot.

Key voting dates and info

  • Early Voting: August 8-21 (10am-6pm)
  • Primary Election Day: August 23 (7am-7pm)
  • Mail In Voting: Must Be received by 7pm on August 23


Are you registered to vote? Check your status online. The deadline for registration to vote in the primary has passed, but you can still register to vote in the general election. The deadline to register is October 11 and the general election is November 7th.

Sample ballots are available to view online

All voters may vote in the Primary Election. The races in your Primary Election ballot are based on your political party affiliation and where you live. You can look up your sample ballot by using our Voter Information Lookup.


Key initiatives on the ballot

Hillsborough County voters will be asked whether the school board can raise taxes The tax increase would bring in approximately $146 million annually for four years and be used to raise salaries, expand art, music and P.E., and for workforce development.

Voters will also decided on which democratic candidate will run against Ron DeSantis in the Florida Governor’s race. It’s a tightly contested race so far between Charlie Crist, and Nikki Fried.

What to bring on voting day

Not sure where to vote in person? Find your precinct here. If you’re voting in person, make sure to 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 IDIf your photo ID does not include your signature, you will be asked to provide another ID that has your signature.

You should also 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.


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