There are still well over 200,000 Tampa eligible voters who haven't cast a ballot in the 2019 municipal election, and we're hoping that they're all headed to the polls today — Tuesday, March 5 — to make smart decisions on 18 amendments to the Tampa City Charter, select new city councilpeople and choose between the seven folks running for mayor.
Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. today, and here's how to vote in Tuesday’s election.
- Check your eligibility.
- 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 (601 E. Kennedy Blvd., 16th Floor) or at election offices in Riverview (10020 South U.S. Hwy. 301) and Tampa (2514 North Falkenburg Rd.; 4575 Gunn Hwy.).
Former Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor leads mayoral polls, but doesn’t look like she’ll get the 50 percent majority vote to avoid an April 23 runoff election.
Tampa residents who were ineligible to vote in today's election can still make sure that they're eligible to vote in that runoff by registering before March 25.
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