Published On: Mon, Aug 8th, 2016

How to Vote in the August 30th Elections

Voting BoothsElection Day is no longer a one-day event. With Absentee (Vote-by-Mail) Ballots, early Voting and, of course, voting on the date designated for the counting of ballots, residents have ample opportunity to make their selections for the candidates and answer the ballot questions.

For the August Primary, registered voters can still request an Absentee Ballot by going onto the Supervisor of Elections website at:

Early Voting will run from Monday, August 15th – Sunday, August 28th between the hours of 10:00 am and 6:00 pm at any one of the 15 early voting locations within Palm Beach County.

In Boca Raton, ballots can be cast at the Downtown Library (400 NW 2nd Ave Boca Raton FL 33432). For a complete list of early voting sites, go to:

On Tuesday, August 30th,registered voters must go to their designated poll location. Due to redistricting, many precincts have changed. If you do not have a current voter ID card with your designated poll location, you can go to the Supervisor of Elections website the determine the correct location to go at:

Voters who have not designated a political party affiliation, Republicans and Democrats will each receive a different ballot with the races they are qualified to vote.

All voters will be asked to vote for the Public Defender, State Senator two Circuit and three County Judges, Sheriff, Property Appraiser, Supervisor of Elections and two seats on the Greater Boca Raton Beach & Parks District. Registered Libertarians, Democrats and Republicans will vote for US Senator while only Republicans will select a State Committeeman.

Finally, at the very end of all ballots, voters will be asked to make a decision on a proposed amendment to the Florida Constitution and two City of Boca Raton questions.

It’s a long ballot but these are important decisions and each and every registered voter should make it their business to cast a ballot prior to 7:00 pm on August 30th.

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