Republican early voting begins Saturday

In St Augustine last night, St Johns County Supervisor of Elections, Vicky Oakes, addressed Historic City News reporters and members of the Republican Party announcing the commencement of “early voting” in the Presidential Preference Primary Election.

The early voting period in this election, to determine which candidate will represent the Republican Party in their bid for the White House in November, will seven days — from Saturday January 21st at 9:00 AM until Saturday, January 28th at 4:00 PM.

That’s right — this is the first election in St Johns County where polls will be open on both Saturday and Sunday. Absentee ballots have already been mailed to those who requested them, Oakes told party members.

Presidential Preference Primary Election voting hours are:

Saturdays and Sunday – 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Monday thru Friday – 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

A valid photo ID and Signature ID is required when voting. If you do not have proper ID, you must vote a provisional ballot.

All eligible, registered voters may cast their ballot at any Early Voting Site:

– Supervisor of Elections Office
– Ponte Vedra Library
– Julington Creek Annex
– Southeast Branch Library
– Hastings Town Hall
– St. Augustine Beach City Hall

Voting locations and precinct addresses are available on the Supervisor of Elections website at or by calling (904) 823-2238.

Election Day – Tuesday, January 31st:

– Polls open at 7:00 AM until 7:00 PM.
– Voters must vote at the polling location shown on their voter information card.
– Voters may verify the name and address of their polling location on the website.

If your residence address has changed, contact the Supervisor of Elections office by calling (904) 823-2238 to update your address.

Photo credits: © 2012 Historic City News staff photographer

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