More than one-third of the early votes cast in the first two days of early voting in Hillsborough County have been cast in the southeastern part of the county, according to figures released from the Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections Office.
As of Oct. 28, at 8:24 p.m., 12,509 early votes were cast collectively at the Bloomingdale Regional Library, Robert L. Gilder Elections Service Center, SouthShore Library, Riverview Branch Library and Bruton Memorial Library, in Plant City. Those votes accounted for 38 percent of the 32,778 votes cast.
Early voting for the 2012 General Election started Oct. 27 and runs through Saturday, Nov. 3. Early voting is at 15 county locations, including two in the Greater Brandon area:
- Bloomingdale Regional Library, 1906 Bloomingdale Ave., Valrico, 33596
- Robert L. Gilder Elections Service Center / 2514 North Falkenburg Road., Tampa, 33619
Those two sites alone accounted for 17 percent of the early votes (see chart below).
Early voting is from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., over-the-counter, vote-by-mail ballots are available at the four supervisor of elections offices:
- Robert L. Gilder Elections Service Center, 2514 North Falkenburg Road, Tampa, 33619
- Fred B. Karl County Center (16th Floor), 601 East Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, 33602
- Supervisor of Elections South Office, 10439 Gibsonton Drive, Riverview, 33578
- Supervisor of Elections Northwest Office, 12022 Anderson Road, Tampa, 33625
To cast an early vote, valid photo and signature identification is required. Examples of acceptable valid photo ID's include:
- Florida Driver's License
- Florida ID card issued by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
- Debit or credit card
- Military ID
- Student ID
- Retirement Center ID
- Neighborhood Association ID
- Public Assistance ID
For more information, call the Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections Office at 813-744-5900. Visit online at VoteHillsborough.org. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
2012 General Election Preliminary Early Voting Totals
Oct. 27 Oct. 28 Totals *
Jimmie B. Keel Library 1,879 2,045 3,924 Jan Platt Library 2,016 1,633 3,649 New Tampa Library 1,763 1,186 2,949 Bloomingdale Library 1,327 1,448 2,775 Elections Service Center 1,600 1,139 2,739 SouthShore Library 1,556 1,112 2,668 Upper Tampa Bay 1,468 983 2,451 C. Blythe Andrews Jr. Library 1,266 1,163 2,429 Temple Terrace Library 1,073 1,238 2,311 Town 'N Country Library 1,388 919 2,307 Riverview Branch Library 1,273 902 2,175 Bruton Memorial Library (Plant City) 1,329 823 2,152 West Tampa Library 1,086 521 1,607 North Tampa Library 1,051 504 1,555 County Center 667 344 1,011 DAILY VOTE TOTAL 20,742 15,960 32,778 Source: Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections
* Results as of 8:24 p.m. Oct. 28