During the month of August, SACE will be blogging on #FloridaSolarMonth to promote solar in the Sunshine State. During August, Floridians will be considering pro-solar Amendment 4 on the August Primary ballot. This blog series is to educate voters on this ballot initiative and help them prepare a voting plan, since turnout can often be lower in primary elections. To follow along and read other blogs in this series, click here.
When do I vote?
In Florida you have three options for voting. Be sure to pay attention to the dates we’ve listed because
1. Vote by Mail – The last *official* day to request your absentee ballot is Aug 24th. Since that date is nearly here, we recommend Voting Early instead. This is a primary election and voter turnout can be lowe, especially for Early Voting, meaning short lines at the polls!
2. Vote Early – Early Voting is open statewide until August 27th (and possibly to Aug 28th depending on where you live). To look up Early Voting times and locations, go here.
3. Vote at your precinct on Election Day (Aug 30) – To look up your Election Day precinct click here.
Where do I vote?
This question will depend on which county in Florida you are registered to vote in. To find your voting precinct (note: It might differ if you are voting early!), find your local Supervisor of Elections who manages the voting in your community. For easy access we’ve linked the websites below for the bigger counties in Florida where we anticipate voter turnout to be high.
- Broward County Supervisor of Elections – http://www.browardsoe.org
- Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections – http://www.votehillsborough.org
- Leon County Supervisor of Elections – http://www.LeonVotes.org
- Manatee County Supervisor of Elections – http://www.votemanatee.com
- Miami-Dade County Supervisor of Elections – http://www.miamidade.gov/elections/
- Monroe County Supervisor of Elections – http://www.keys-elections.org
- Orange County Supervisor of Elections – http://www.ocfelections.com
- Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections – http://www.pbcelections.org
- Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections- http://www.votepinellas.com
- Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections – http://www.sarasotavotes.com
- Don’t see your county? View full list here.
What else should I know about this Primary Election?
This election is very important for clean energy in the Sunshine State. On your Primary Ballot, you will see Amendment 4 which lowers the cost of solar energy in Florida. This amendment was put on the ballot by the Florida legislature and if passed, will remove burdensome taxes on solar equipment, like solar panels. SACE is recommending a #YesOn4 vote this August! To learn more and get involved with Amendment 4,visit www.YesOn4.org.