Brevard Prepares To Vote In Florida Primaries For Both Democratic, Republican Parties Today

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Election Day Voting information

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Florida is one of several states to host primaries for both the Democratic and Republican parties on March 15.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Florida is one of several states to host primaries for both the Democratic and Republican parties today.

The polls in Brevard are open on Election Day, Tuesday, March 15, from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Any voters waiting in line at 7 p.m. will have the opportunity to cast a ballot.

If you do not know where your polling place is, contact your county Supervisor of Elections.

You can also find your precinct and polling place on your county Supervisor of Elections’ website or by using the Check Your Voter Status webpage.

On Election Day, you will be asked to provide at the polls a valid photo ID with signature. Any one of the following photo IDs will be accepted:

  • Florida driver’s license
  • Florida identification card issued by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
  • United States passport
  • Debit or credit card
  • Military identification
  • Student identification
  • Retirement center identification
  • Neighborhood association identification
  • Public assistance identification.

If your photo ID does not include your signature, you will be asked to provide another ID that has your signature.

If you do not bring proper ID, you can still vote a provisional ballot. As long as you are eligible and voted in the proper precinct, your provisional ballot will count provided the signature on your provisional ballot matches the signature in your registration record.

Given its large number of delegates, Florida is seen as an important state to the candidates. Here’s what you need to know about each party’s Florida primary:

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DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES IN THE RACE: Hillary Clinton, left, and Bernie Sanders.

• FLORIDA DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY

CANDIDATES IN THE RACE: Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders

TYPE OF PRIMARY: Florida is a closed primary. Voters must be a registered Democrat to vote in the Democratic primary.

DELEGATES AT STAKE: 246 delegates (proportional method)

KEY ENDORSEMENTS: The Tampa Bay Times has endorsed Clinton. She also received endorsements from a number of Florida representatives including Corrine Brown, Kathy Castor and Patrick Murphy. Sanders received an endorsement from Rep. Alan Grayson.

LATEST POLLS: According to RealClear Politics, Clinton is favored by an average of 24.2 percentage points in early Florida polls.

NEXT UP AFTER FLORIDA: The party heads west with three voting events on March 22. The Democratic party will host the Arizona primary, Utah primary and Idaho caucus.

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CANDIDATES IN THE RACE: Donald Trump, left, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, left, and John Kasich.

• FLORIDA RUBUBLICAN PRIMARY

CANDIDATES IN THE RACE: Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and John Kasich

TYPE OF PRIMARY: Florida is a closed primary meaning voters must be a registered Republican to participate in the GOP primary. The candidate who wins the state will get all the delegates (winner-take-all method).

DELEGATES AT STAKE: 99 delegates

KEY ENDORSEMENTS: Rubio has a number of endorsements from Florida representatives including Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Carlos Curbelo and Tom Rooney. Gov. Rick Scott was expected to endorse Trump but later announced he would not be endorsing any of the primary candidates.

LATEST POLLS: According to RealClear Politics, Trump is leading Rubio by an average of 18.7 percentage points in early polling.

NEXT UP AFTER FLORIDA: The Arizona and Utah primaries are the next states up for the GOP candidates after the March 15 primaries. Both Arizona and Utah will host their primaries on March 22.

For more information contact Brevard Supervisor of Elections Lori Scott at 321-264-6740 or soe@votebrevard.com


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