Florida Solar Month: Frequently Asked Questions about voting in Florida

Guest Blog | August 4, 2016 | Energy Policy

During the month of August, SACE will sharing blogs that promote solar and voting resources in Florida, making this post the second in the #FloridaSolarMonth series. To follow along and read other blogs in this series, click here.

Voting will be heating up during August and very soon the general election in November will be here, too! We’ve compiled a list of “Frequently Asked Questions” to help Florida voters develop a voting plan that works best for their busy schedules.

Am I registered?
Voting registration has closed for the Aug. 30th primary election but you can confirm your voting status, here.

When do I vote?
In Florida you have three options for voting:

1. Vote by Mail – Sign up to vote by mail at FloridaSolarVoter.com. This is a great option if you are busy with back-to-school or travel but still want your vote to count!

2. Vote Early – Dates and locations for early voting will depend on where you live. Find your County Elections office for specific info on early voting in your community.

3. Vote at your precinct on Election Day (Aug 30) – To look up your Election Day precinct click here.

Where do I vote?
Voting locations will depend on the County that you live in and if you’re voting early or on Election Day. To look up the voting locations in your County, click here.

Do I need to bring anything when I vote? ID?
When you vote early or on Election Day, bring at least one form of identification. To view accepted forms of ID, click here.

What’s on the ballot?
Your ballot will depend on the County in which you are voting. To find the sample ballot specific to your County, click here.

One thing on everyone’s ballot in Florida will be Amendment 4, which is a bi-partisan effort to lower taxes on solar energy equipment, like solar panels. A yes vote will help lower energy costs for businesses and residents who want to go solar. SACE has officially endorsed Amendment 4, along with over 160 other organizations, elected officials and businesses. To learn more about Amendment 4, click here.

Many of the resources provided above were found on BeReadyToVote.org so if you still need help with your voting plan, we recommend checking out this non-partisan voting guide. Happy voting!

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