Land O' Lakes Readies for Tuesday’s Primary
Here are some things you need to know to make the process go smoothly.
Tuesday, Aug. 14, is primary day in Florida.
That means Pasco County voters will be able to cast their ballots for candidates in their own parties they want to move onto the final election in November.
Since the presidential primaries were already held, Tuesday’s race will focus on other campaigns, including the U.S. House of Representatives, the Florida House and local races, such as county commission, sheriff and school board.
The choices made Tuesday will narrow the field for the Nov. 6 general election.
Here are some things voters need to know to make voting in the primary go smoothly:
- Florida is a “Closed Primary” state. This means people can only vote for candidates that are from their own party.
- If a particular race only has candidates from one party, the primary will decide the election. This also means that voters, regardless of party affiliation, can vote in that particular race.
- Voters should bring a photo and signature ID to the polls. Acceptable ID includes a Florida driver’s license, debit or credit card, military identification, passport, student ID and other similar options.
- Pasco County voters can check out what the ballots will look like in advance of Tuesday’s election by visiting the Supervisor of Elections website online.
- The polls in Pasco are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Polling Places in Land O' Lakes
If you don't know where to cast your vote, you can check with the Pasco County Supervisor of Elections Office online for precinct information. Just use this tool to locate your precinct and polling place.