COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. -- Republicans and Democrats will be hitting the polls statewide and nationwide on Tuesday to select their party's nominees for several races in November.
Florida is a Closed Primary Election State, so in primary elections, registered voters can only vote for their registered party’s candidates in a partisan contest on the ballot.
However, in a primary election, all registered voters, regardless of party affiliation, can vote on any nonpartisan contest or issue.
Some of the key position up for election this year are Florida Governor, with Governor Rick Scott stepping down due to term limits; U.S. Senator, with incumbent Bill Nelson hoping to get elected to a fourth term; Attorney General; and Commissioner of Agriculture.
Polls will open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 7:00 p.m. Florida law requires that you provide a picture and signature identification at the polls and prohibits a voter from voting in a precinct in which the voter does not reside.
COLLIER COUNTY SAMPLE BALLOT
Local elections on August 28 include clerk of the circuit court, one county commissioner seat, one circuit judge, one county judge, and two school board seats.
Voters can view a customized sample ballot HERE.
More information can be found on the Collier County elections website or by calling 239-252-8683.
The general election will be held November 6, 2018.
WHAT TO BRING TO THE VOTING SITE
To avoid delays, please bring one or two forms of identification that include your signature and photo. Without proper identification, you may still vote a provisional ballot, which will later be evaluated by a canvassing board for eligibility. Any of the following forms of photo identification are acceptable:
- Florida Driver License
- Florida ID Card issued by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
- U.S. Passport
- Debit or Credit Card
- Military ID
- Student ID
- Retirement Center ID
- Neighborhood Association ID
- Public Assistance ID
- Veteran Health ID (issued by VA)
- Concealed Weapon License (issued pursuant to s. 790.06)
- Government Employee ID