ORLANDO, Fla. — The general election is November 3, and before we know it, the early voting period will open in Florida. 

How can I vote early?

Early voting officially takes place 10 days before an election, throughout the state.

Most counties in the Tampa and Central Florida areas, however, will start on October 19 this go around. Saturdays and Sundays can be voting days during the early voting period.

Early voting will last each day at least eight hours, and no more than 12 hours. 

According to the Florida Division of Elections, to vote you need a valid identification with a photo and a signature, such as a driver's license or military ID card. A complete list of acceptable ID forms is available in our Florida Voting Guide.

Early voting locations likely will not be the same as your regular polling place. There are fewer early voting locations.

Below, you can find links to early voting locations. We will update our information as we get it from the county elections supervisors.


Central Florida

BREVARD COUNTY — October 19-31

  • Early voting locations
  • Voting hours: 
    Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

FLAGLER COUNTY — October 19-31

LAKE COUNTY — October 19-31

MARION COUNTY — October 19-31

ORANGE COUNTY — October 19-November 1

OSCEOLA COUNTY — October 19-November 1

SEMINOLE COUNTY — October 19-November 1

SUMTER COUNTY — October 20-31

VOLUSIA COUNTY — October 19-November 1



Tampa Bay Area 

CITRUS COUNTY — October 19-31

HERNANDO COUNTY -- October 19-31

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY — October 19-November 1

MANATEE COUNTY — October 19-November 1

PASCO COUNTY — October 19-31

PINELLAS COUNTY — October 19-November 1

POLK COUNTY — October 19-November 1