So you missed your opportunity to cast an early vote in Tampa’s mayoral election. That’s alright. The supervisor of elections estimates that more than 26,000 of your fellow voters already did. The rest of you (roughly 211,000 people) get one last chance to do it on Tuesday, March 5.
That’s Tampa’s municipal election day when voters within city limits will make decisions on 18 amendments to the Tampa City Charter, select new city councilpeople and choose between the seven folks running for mayor.
Hell, you may even get another chance to vote for mayor in a seemingly inevitable April 23 runoff election (former Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor leads polls, but doesn’t look like she’ll get the majority 50-percent vote to avoid the second vote).
Here’s how to vote in Tuesday’s election.
- Find your precinct — you must vote at your precinct on election day.
- Round up two forms of ID that include your signature and photo (think: Florida driver’s license or ID card, U.S. passport, military ID, etc.).
- Follow the instructions from election officials at the polling place (they’re most likely volunteers, so be nice OK?).
You may also turn your vote-by-mail ballot in at the County Center in downtown. And if you fucked up on all of that by not registering in time, then make sure you can vote in the runoff by registering before March 25.
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