If you’re heading out to cast a vote in today’s Presidential Preference Primary, there are some things you might want to keep in mind.
Here are five things you need to know as you head to the polls in Bloomingdale, Valrico, Lithia or Riverview.
- Who can vote – Florida is a closed primary state by law. That means only registered Republicans can cast a ballot in today’s Presidential Preference Primary.
- When to vote — The polls open in Hillsborough County at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. If you don’t know your precinct, enter your address here or view a list of polling places on votehillsborough.org.
- Party changes — You can’t change your party at the polls today. The closing date for party changes was Jan. 3.
- What you need to bring — In order to vote, you will have to present a photo and signature ID. That includes a driver's license, passport, military or student ID or debit or credit card.
- Who’s on the ballot — Although a number of candidates have dropped out of the race, nine names will appear on the ballot. Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain, Jon Huntsman, Gary Johnson and Rick Perry withdrew too late to have their names removed from the ballot. Active candidates are Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Ron Paul.
To find out more about voting, visit the Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections website.