If you are one of the many voters who have waited until Election Day to cast your ballot in person, like First Lady Melania Trump…here’s everything you need to know before you head to the polls.
Melania Trump is expected to cast her ballot in person in West Palm Beach today. Her husband, the president, voted in person at the downtown West Palm Beach library late last month during early voting.
Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and any voters waiting in line at 7 p.m. will be allowed to cast a ballot.
You must be registered to vote and registration for this election has closed, so make sure you check your status using the Voter Information Lookup Tool on the Florida Division of Elections website before heading out.
Florida is one of 36 states requiring voters to show a current photo identification such as:
Florida driver’s license
Florida ID card issued by the Dept. of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
Debit or credit card (with photo)
Retirement center identification
Neighborhood association ID
Public assistance identification
Veteran health identification card issued by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs
A license to carry a concealed weapon or firearm
Employee identification card issued by any branch, department, agency, or entity of the Federal Government, the state, a county, or a municipality.
Signature is required: If the picture identification does not contain the signature of the elector, an additional identification that provides the elector’s signature shall be required.
You can still vote with a provisional ballot if you don’t have your photo ID with you. As long as you are eligible and vote in the proper precinct, your provisional ballot will count provided the signature on your provisional ballot matches the signature in your registration record.
You must vote at your designated polling place because your precinct location determines which races will be on your ballot.
If you have your Voter Information Card, it will list your precinct.
To find your precinct or polling location online, check the precinct finders below.
>Broward County precinct finder, click here.
>Palm Beach County precinct finder, click here.