Early voting dates and times in Florida vary by county.
Required early voting dates in all counties: October 29 - November 5
Early voting in Duval: Oct 24 to Nov 6th.
During early voting, vote at any early voting site in your county!
This is from the Duval county supervisor of elections office:
All sites are open 7:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M.
Secure ballot intake stations (drop boxes) are available inside each of the early voting locations.
Last day to vote is November 8th & on that date you must vote at your polling place
Find your voter status and polling place:
Answers to questions about mail-in ballots including how to ask for one:
Remember that mail-in ballots need to be
Mailed at least a week before the deadline or
You or a family member (please see note below regarding family members) can put the mail-in ballot in a drop box at an early voting site during early voting hours or
If you wait until the last two days, you or a family member (see note below regarding family members) can only return the mail-in ballot to the Supervisor of Elections office on the Monday before or the Tuesday of the last day to vote. This may vary in counties that have the resources to have staff watching another drop box location
Please call the SOE office to make sure that it's OK if a family member drop off your ballot because the law is confusing..
You can vote in person even if you requested a mail-in ballot.
If you received a mail-in ballot, we do suggest you bring your mail-in ballot with you.
If you do the below suggestion, be careful because no telling how DeSantis will interpret willfully. Excerpt from Florida statute 104.17:
Any person who willfully votes or attempts to vote both in person and by vote-by-mail ballot at any election is guilty of a felony of the third degree
IF your mail-in ballot isn't recorded by election day, you can vote at your polling precinct. If they do receive both, the second vote is automatically rejected according to Mike Hogan, supervisor of elections in Duval County.
Link to check if your mail-in ballot has been recorded:
Information about the Sheriff's race in Duval County
They ask each of the participating candidates about the Safer Together meetings--it's the second question.
On July 22 a number of community organizations came together to host a Sheriff Candidate Forum. Of the four candidates that participated Lakesha Burton is the one that is moving to the general election. TK Waters was invited but he chose not to participate.
SHERIFF CANDIDATE FORUM
This is a link to a one hour debate featuring the candidates. Take note that TK Waters didn't participate in the above forum but he did participate in this one:
All five candidates were invited, but TK Waters chose not to participate but you can hear a little more about Lakesha Burton. The audience gets to call in with their questions to First Coast Connect:
Given Sheriff Williams’ high-profile resignation, concerns about Waters’ residency might impact voters more than usual, said Mike Binder, a political scientist and pollster at the University of North Florida. That's an except from:
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