Early Voting in Leon County is open to all eligible registered voters. Early Voting lets you avoid long lines, solve most any issue with your registration that could cause problems with your ability to vote, and vote when and where it is most convenient. The process and equipment is the same as voting at your Election Day polling place.
Read below for more information about Early Voting.
When is Early Voting Available?
Leon County was the first county to offer Early Voting in Florida. It is now required by state law. Leon County exceeds the minimum statutory requirement of eight days of Early Voting.
The Early Voting periods in Leon County for 2022 are:
- Primary Election: Saturday, August 13 - Sunday, August 21
- General Election: Monday, October 24 - Sunday, November 6
Where Can I Vote Early?
There are 10 Early Voting sites in Leon County. Voters can vote at any Early Voting site in the county during voting hours.
- Dr. B.L. Perry Branch Library
- Eastside Branch Library
- FAMU Student Union
- FSU Student Services Building
- Fort Braden Community Center
- Leon County Elections Center
- Lake Jackson Community Center
- Leon County Courthouse
- Northeast Branch Library
- Woodville Community Center
You can view additional information about Early Voting locations, dates, and times for the upcoming election on the Early Voting Schedule page.
Who Can Vote Early?
Early Voting is open to all registered voters in Leon County.
If you are registered to vote in another Florida county, but you have moved to Leon County, we can update your address at the Early Voting site and you can cast your ballot here.
Do I Need ID to Vote Early?
You must have ID to vote at an Early Voting site. You can use any combination of the following IDs that show picture and signature:
- Florida Drivers License or Florida ID (as issued by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles).
- United States Passport
- Debit or Credit Card
- Military ID
- Student ID
- Retirement Center ID
- Neighborhood Association ID
- Public Assistance ID
- Veteran Health ID issued by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs
- A Concealed Weapon/Firearm License issued pursuant to ยง790.06, F.S.
- Employee ID issued by any branch, department, agency, or entity of the Federal Government, the state, a county, or a municipality.
Your voter information card is not a valid ID for voting. If you forget to bring ID with you, you can vote a Provisional Ballot.
Can Anyone Enter an Early Voting Site?
The only people inside the Early Voting site during voting hours include:
- Voters who are voting
- Poll workers
- Persons under the care of a voter, such as a child
- Persons helping a voter with a disability
- Official poll watchers
- Supervisor of Elections staff
- Law enforcement/emergency service personnel, if requested by the clerk
Can I Drop-Off my Vote-by-Mail Ballot at an Early Voting Site?
Yes, you can drop-off a Leon County Vote-by-Mail ballot at any Early Voting site in the county during voting hours. Each Early Voting site has a secure ballot intake station (also known as a drop box) for Vote-by-Mail ballots. For further information on secure ballot intake stations/drop boxes, please visit our Drop Box page.
You can also pick up a Vote-by-Mail ballot for a family member at an Early Voting site. For additional information, please visit our Vote-by-Mail page.