"And then, you put the ballot in the machine and this time you'll tear off the 'I Voted' sticker instead of someone handing it to you," Cowles said. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – In-person voting in Florida begins Monday at 20 locations in Jacksonville and dozens more in surrounding counties. Supervisor of Elections Main Office, 105 E. Monroe Street, Argyle Branch Library, 7973 Old Middleburg Road South*, Beaches Branch Library, 600 3rd St., Neptune Beach*, Bradham-Brooks Branch Library, 1755 Edgewood Ave. West, FSCJ Deerwood Center, 9911 Old Baymeadows Road, Gateway Town Center Community Center, 910 W. 44th Street*, Highlands Regional Library, 1826 Dunn Ave.*, Legends Community Center, 5130 Soutel Drive*, Murray Hill United Methodist Church, 4101 College Street, Oceanway Community Center, 12215 Sago Ave.*. Mail-in ballots must be returned by 7 p.m. on Election Day, Nov. 3. Voters who don’t wait to vote in person or choose not to go to a polling place can request a ballot by mail through Oct. 24. If you need help with WJXT’s or WCWJ's FCC public inspection file, call (904) 393-9801. Regency Square Branch Library, 9900 Regency Square Blvd. "Early voting was created after the 2000 presidential election and it has grown into the most popular way to vote, except for this year during the pandemic," he said. Early voting uses the same voting equipment that is used at the polls on Election Day and voters can cast a ballot at any location in their county. Others, like Brevard and Seminole counties are hiring workers to improve cleaning and safety at early voting locations. 501 Florida Parkway Kissimmee, FL 34743 St. Trump thinks this is a joke,” Julien said, adding her two children have been deprived of schooling, social activities and travel. Prime Osborn III Convention Center, 1000 Water Street*. The Republican-dominated county has approximately 150,000 voters. In Orange County, the home of Orlando, the elections supervisor's website was unavailable Monday morning because of a problem with its domain. Steve Patrick, Digital Managing Editor, Jacksonville. Trump will visit Florida on Friday after visiting last week. In the Panhandle, Okaloosa County Elections Supervisor Paul Lux announced that he and an employee tested positive for the coronavirus. 2020 ELECTIONS COVERAGE: Election News | Florida Voting Guide. Scroll down for locations, dates and hours of early voting locations in every county in Northeast Florida, WHAT/WHO IS ON THE BALLOT: News4Jax Voter’s Guide. Early voting ends the weekend before the primary election. There will also be a drive-by dropbox for Duval County ballots available at TIAA Bank Field from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day. TALLAHASSEE — Florida shattered its opening day record for in-person early voting Monday, with at least 350,000 people casting ballots and election officials continuing to … Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. Our new Spectrum News app is the most convenient way to get the stories that matter to you. J. Wayne Reitz Union, UF Campus, 655 Reitz Union Drive, Gainesville, Orange Heights Baptist Church, 16700 NE State Road 26, Hawthorne, List of acceptable forms of photo identification. "(One is) called the line coordinator," said Seminole County Supervisor of Elections Chris Anderson. Florida Republicans say they aren’t worried about the mail-in gap, believing any advantage Biden gets will be swamped by Trump supporters casting in-person ballots starting this week and on Election Day. Download it here. Supervisor Bill Cowles said there was no issue with hacking, and it didn't impact voting. Cloud Civic Center. With its 29 electoral votes, Florida is crucial to both candidates in order to win the White House. “We just need a change. One county had to close an early voting site after the elections supervisor and an employee tested positive for the coronavirus and another county had its website go down. Florida begins in-person early voting in much of the state Monday. Early voting takes place from Oct. 19-Nov. 1 in Palm Beach County. The number of mail-in votes is approaching the 2.7 million cast in 2016 when Republicans had a 70,000-vote margin on returns. A couple stands in line as rain falls on voters waiting for the precinct to open, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020 in Miami. No Republican has won the presidency without winning Florida since Calvin Coolidge in 1924. Supervisor of Elections Main Office - 971 W. Duval Street, Lake City - open 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Fort White Community Center - 17579 SW State Road 47, Fort White - 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. "In Central Florida, early voting is very popular because it's really convenience voting," Cowles said. 0 videos remaining. Extra workers will regularly sanitize and clean all contact surfaces, including voting booths. The latest a county can start early voting is Saturday. “These four years have just been tough.”. ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Early voting kicked off in most Florida counties on Monday, but not without a glitch in one of Central Florida's most populous counties. Early voting will be available statewide Oct 24 – 31. FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Floridians began early voting in much of the state Monday with no serious problems reported as the Trump campaign tries to cut into an early advantage Democrats have posted in mail-in votes in the key swing state. With 29 electoral votes, Florida is crucial to both candidates but especially Trump, who moved his official residence to his Palm Beach estate Mar-a-Lago from New York last year. A couple stands in line as rain falls on voters waiting for the precinct to open, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020 in Miami. One Palm Beach County site reported a three-hour wait. ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Supervisor of Elections offices all over Central Florida are getting ready for early voting to start on October 19. 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Main Sreet, Hasting, James Page Governmental Complex Supervisor of Elections Office - 96135 Nassau Place, Yulee, Callahan Library - 450077 State Road 200, Callahan, Hilliard Community Center - 37177 Pecan Street, Hilliard, Atlantic Recreation Center - 2500 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach, Yulee Sports Complex -, 86142 Goodbread Road, Yulee, Elections Office, 2509 Crill Ave., Suite 900, Palatka, Interlachen Community Center, 135 S. County Road 315, Interlachen, South Putnam County Government Complex, 115 N. Summit Street, Crescent City. Versch, who works in the pharmaceutical industry, said his main issue is “freedom,” particularly of speech and the right to bear arms. In Orlando, some voters cast their ballots at the arena used by the NBA's Magic, where coach Steve Clifford assisted poll workers. In order to vote at the polls during early voting or on Election Day, citizens must show a current and valid picture and signature identification. I just had to make the right decisions,” said Anton Versch, 30, after he cast his ballot for Trump. “I felt like I was a player. "I think we're seeing vote-by-mail will get ahead of it.". Copyright 2020 by WJXT News4Jax - All rights reserved. On Election Day people can vote only at their assigned, neighborhood precincts, which will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. With many voters expected to cast their ballot ahead of the election, local Supervisors of Elections are finalizing plans to protect voters and poll workers. North. Click on the name of your county in the list below to find the link to request a ballot. “Trump basically decided to take a match and just torch 20 years of Republican work down here,” he said. While Florida Republicans have historically outperformed Democrats in mail-in voting, Schale said Trump’s criticism of the practice has crippled his party's Florida mail-in effort — even though he has praised his adopted home state's system. Trump defeated Hillary Clinton in the state by about 113,000 votes. Political strategist Steve Schale, who runs the pro-Biden super PAC “Unite The Country,” said Monday that Democrats shouldn’t get comfortable. Duval County - Oct. 19-Nov. 1 - all sites are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. * Outside mail ballot drop box at these locations during polling hours. Orange County Supervisor of Elections website is down. Additional dates may be offered by your county. Southeast Regional Library, 10599 Deerwood Park Blvd. Please Note: You must be registered by Oct 5 to vote in the 2020 General Election. San Marco Branch Library, 1513 LaSalle Street. Click here for more information about early voting. Officials from all Central Florida counties say they are offering personal protective equipment and masks for their poll workers, and will work to keep polling locations clean while keeping the voting routine the same. AP reporters Mike Schneider in Orlando and Brendan Farrington in Tallahassee and photographers Lynne Sladky and Marta Lavandier in Miami contributed to this report. Use map above to vote the closest early voting site in the county where you live or scroll down for a text listing of all poll locations and links to your supervisor of elections office for more information. Early voting uses the same voting equipment that is used at the polls on Election Day and voters can cast a ballot at any location in their county. That resulted in the closure of the early voting site at the county’s main office, but four other sites remained open. “We should be able to do the most that we are allowed to do, as long as we aren’t infringing on anybody’s rights or liberties,” Versch said. Orange County voters wanting to check online for information on the first day of early voting were out of luck Monday morning. Voters are already stopping by to drop off mail-in ballots, and while more are expected to come once early voting begins, the COVID-19 pandemic is expected to blunt the number of early voters this year, said Orange County Supervisor of Elections Bill Cowles. "So my thing is, I don't want a voter entering a voting booth until it's been cleaned.". The 2020 General Election will be held on November 3rd from 7 AM until 7PM. California Sen. Kamala Harris, the Democratic vice presidential candidate, will visit Orlando and Jacksonville on Monday to encourage her party’s voters to cast early ballots. Created WJXT.com in 1995 and managed The Local Station's website ever since. Supervisor of Elections Office, 32 North 5th St., Macclenny, Bradford County Courthouse, 945 N. Temple Ave., Starke, Supervisor of Elections Office (located in Government Services Building), 1769 E. 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