Fla. counties kick off early voting in primary

Posted at 7:23 AM, Feb 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-29 07:23:44-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Early voting in Florida's contested presidential primary is starting.

Several counties are scheduled to open early voting sites on Monday. The mandatory early voting period runs starts Saturday through March 12, but the law now allows election supervisors to open polling places a few days earlier.

Seventeen counties, including Charlotte, Duval, Hendry, Hillsborough, Miami-Dade, Orange and Santa Rosa, are scheduled to open polling places for early voting. Counties usually set up early voting sites in libraries and government buildings.

Florida's presidential primary is March 15 and only voters who are already registered Democrat or Republican may vote in it.

While many candidates have pulled out of the race, the ballot will feature 13 Republican candidates and three Democratic ones.

Click here for a full list of early dating times, dates, and locations in Florida.

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