Election Day Questions?
Here’s a quick overview of what you need to know to vote.
TAMPA, Fla. (Nov. 5, 2012) – It’s Election Day, which means it’s your turn to be heard. But before you go to the polls, make sure you have what you need to be a successful voter: know where to vote and make sure you have the proper identification for when you get there.
The Marshall Student Center will be the polling place for more than 1,700 students who live on the USF campus. Don’t let the long lines you’ve seen on television or questions about your registration dissuade you from participating. Check out the information below, the Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections Office is ready and eager to help you vote.
Q: Who can vote on campus?
A: If you live on campus and you have registered to vote with your on-campus address, you will vote at the Marshall Student Center, which is Precinct #353. If you are uncertain, check here: http://votehillsborough.org/?id=3. The Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections Office will have staff available at the Marshall Student Center to help students confirm they are voting in the appropriate precinct.
Q: What time does voting start?
A: Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day.
Q: Where do I vote?
A: If you live on campus and have registered to vote with your on-campus address, the Marshall Student Center will be your polling place – precinct #353. On Election Day, you are required to vote in the precinct where you live. If you registered with another address in Hillsborough County, you can find your precinct at http://votehillsborough.org/?id=3. The Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections Office also will have staff at Marshall Student Center on hand to help you if you have any questions about where you are registered.
Q: What do I need to bring to vote?
A: Both photo and signature identification are required to vote a regular ballot in Florida. Voters without acceptable identification may still vote a provisional ballot, which will later be evaluated by a canvassing board for eligibility. To avoid delays at the polling place, voters should bring acceptable identification.
Acceptable valid and current forms of photo ID include:
- Florida Driver License
- United States Passport
- Florida ID Card issued by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
- Debit or Credit Card
- Military ID
- Student ID
- Retirement Center ID
- Neighborhood Association ID
- Public Assistance ID
If you have other questions or want to keep up on the latest information on voting in Hillsborough County, you can call the Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections at 813-744-5900 or visit them at www.votehillsborough.org.
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