Guest Column: St Johns County voting information
Vicky Oakes, Supervisor of Elections
St Johns County, FL
I wanted to put together a few reminders for voting for your readers who have not already voted.
Early voting ended Saturday 8/23, so here are your options for voting:
By absentee ballot at:
Supervisor of Elections Office
4455 Avenue A, Suite 101 in St. Augustine
Between the hours of 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Still need to return your absentee ballot? There is a 24 hr. drop box in front of the Elections Office. The red absentee ballot drop boxes are still available Monday and Tuesday; they will be picked up at 5 PM on Election Day. In order to be counted, an absentee ballot MUST be returned to the Elections Office by 7:00 PM on Election Day.
Visit votesjc.com for a list of locations and hours.
Tuesday – Election Day:
You are required to vote in the precinct of your legal residence on Election Day. The polls are open 7 AM – 7 PM.
[alert-note]Due to a law change, voting by absentee ballot at the Elections Office on Election Day is now restricted to emergency circumstances only. Should a voter have an emergency situation and be unable to vote at their precinct on Election Day, you will be required to complete an affidavit and state the reason of your emergency prior to voting.[/alert-note]
Not sure where you vote? Use the Voter Lookup or My Voter page to verify your voter registration, locate your polling place and view your sample ballot www.votesjc.com
Current and valid ID are required when voting in person. If you do not have proper ID, you may vote a provisional ballot.
If your address has changed, please call us before you go to vote so we can update your information and send you to the correct polling place. This can be a real time saver.
For more information contact the Elections Office at 823-2238 or visit our website www.votesjc.com