CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. -- Voters across the country will be hitting the polls on November 6 for general election known as mid-terms.
Some of the key positions up for election this year are Florida Governor, with current 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.
Voters will also have a say in twelve state constitutional amendments, which will need 60% approval to pass.
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.
CHARLOTTE COUNTY SAMPLE BALLOT
Local elections in Charlotte County on November 6 include State Senator for districts 23 and 26, four District Court of Appeal judges, a school board seat, city council in Punta Gorda, and fire district seats.
BALLOT NOTE: Due to the death of candidate April Freeman, a vote for her in the 17th Congressional district will count for Allen Ellison.
More information can be found on the Charlotte County elections website or by calling 941-833-5400.
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
Early voting in Charlotte County begins Monday, October 22nd and runs through Sunday, November 4th at the following locations:
West County Annex
6868 San Casa Drive
Englewood, FL 34224
Mid County Regional Library
2050 Forrest Nelson Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL 33952
Charlotte Co. Historic Courthouse
226 Taylor Street
Punta Gorda, FL 33950