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2022 Tampa Bay voter guide to elections: dates, times, locations

The Florida primary election is Aug. 23 and the general is Oct. 11, 2022.

FLORIDA, USA — The 2022 Florida primaries are coming up in August, and there are dates and times that voters should know.

The primary election is held to nominate party candidates for the general election on Nov. 8, 2022. The winners of the general election will go on to fill national, state, county and district offices.

One major election in Florida is the gubernatorial election in which voters will choose who will be governor in the next term.

Election dates:

  • Primary Election: Aug. 23
  • General Election: Nov. 8

Voter registration deadline:

  • Primary Election: July 25
  • General Election: Oct. 11

Vote-by-mail deadlines:

The Supervisors of Elections are required by state law to send ballots within these specified timeframes to voters who already filed ballot requests.

Send deadline for absent stateside and overseas uniformed service member and overseas civilian voters:

  • Primary Election: July 9
  • General Election: Sept. 24

Send deadline for domestic voters:

  • Primary Election: July 14-21
  • General Election: Sept. 29 - Oct. 6

Vote-by-mail request and return deadlines:

The deadline to request that a ballot be mailed is no later than 5 p.m. on these dates:

  • Primary Election: Aug. 13
  • General Election: Oct. 29

A ballot must be returned and received by the Supervisor of Elections no later than 7 p.m. on election day.

Early voting:

  • Primary Election: Aug. 13 - 20
  • General Election: Oct. 29 - Nov. 5

County Supervisors of Elections may provide more days of early voting from one or more of these dates:

  • Primary Election: Aug. 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 21
  • General Election: Oct. 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 and Nov. 6

Voting details for Tampa Bay area counties:

Pinellas County:

2022 Primary Election early voting:

Dates and times:

  • Aug. 13 - 21
  • Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. 
  • Saturday-Sunday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

2022 General Election early voting:

Dates and times:

  • Oct. 24 - Nov. 6
  • 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Polls will be open 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. Aug. 23.

Click here for locations for both the Primary and General elections' early voting.

Click here to find your precinct and polling place.

Hillsborough County: 

2022 Primary Election early voting:

Dates and times:

  • Aug. 8 - 21
  • 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

2022 General Election early voting:

Dates and times:

  • Oct. 24 - Nov. 6
  • 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Polls will be open 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. Aug. 23.

Click here for locations for both the Primary and General elections' early voting.

Click here to find your precinct and polling place.

Pasco County:

2022 Primary Election early voting:

Dates and times:

  • Aug. 13 - 20
  • 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

2022 General Election early voting:

Dates and times:

  • Oct. 26 - Nov. 5
  • 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Click here for locations for Primary election early voting.

Click here to find your precinct and polling place.

Manatee County: 

2022 Primary Election early voting:

Dates and times:

  • Aug. 13 - 20
  • 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

2022 General Election early voting:

Dates and times:

  • TBA

Polls will be open 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. on Aug. 23.

Click here for locations for both the Primary and General elections' early voting. 

Note: Some elections may have a different polling location than what is shown at this link.

Click here to find your precinct and polling place.

Sarasota County:

2022 Primary Election early voting:

Dates and times:

  • Aug. 13 - 21
  • 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

2022 General Election early voting:

Dates and times:

  • Oct. 24 - Nov. 6
  • 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Click here for locations for both the Primary and General elections' early voting.

Click here to find your precinct and polling place.

Hernando County: 

2022 Primary Election early voting:

Dates and times:

  • Aug. 13 - 20
  • 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

2022 General Election early voting:

Dates and times:

  • Oct. 26 - Nov. 5
  • 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Click here for locations for both the Primary and General elections' early voting.

Click here to find your precinct and polling place.

Citrus County: 

2022 Primary Election early voting:

Dates and times:

  • Aug. 12 - 20
  • 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

2022 General Election early voting:

Dates and times:

  • Oct. 28 - Nov. 5
  • 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Click here for locations for both the Primary and General elections' early voting.

Some polling locations changed since the last election. You can check the notice of change here.

Click here to find your precinct and polling place.

Hardee County: 

2022 Primary Election early voting:

Dates and times:

  • Aug. 11 - 20
  • 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

2022 General Election early voting:

Dates and times:

  • Oct. 27 - Nov. 5
  • 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Polls are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 23.

Click here for locations for both the Primary and General elections' early voting.

Click here to find your precinct and polling place.

Highlands County:

2022 Primary Election early voting:

Dates and times not posted as of Aug. 8. Visit the Supervisor of Elections site for updates.

Click here for locations for both the Primary and General elections' early voting.

Click here to find your precinct and polling place.

Polk County: 

2022 Primary Election early voting:

Dates and times:

  • Aug. 13 - 20
  • 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Dates and times for General election early voting not yet posted as of Aug. 8.

Click here and scroll to the bottom of the site to find locations for Primary election early voting.

Click here to find your precinct and polling place.

For more information on the Primary and General elections read here.

   

 

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