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SPECIAL UNITARY ELECTION: CITY COUNCIL, AT-LARGE GROUP 3

On Saturday, September 11th, former Mayor and Councilman Tommy Hazouri passed away. Due to the vacancy in his At-Large City Council seat, a Special Election was called to fill his seat. All Duval County voters will have an opportunity to vote on Tuesday, February 22nd.

To vote in the General Runoff Election, you must be registered in Duval County by the book closing date (January 24th), which is 29 days before each election. Click Here to register to vote

DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE

Dr. Tracye Polson is our Democratic Nominee in the upcoming COUNTYWIDE Special Election for City Council At-Large, Group 3.

Polson is a licensed clinical social worker, therapist, small business owner, community advocate, and breast cancer survivor. To learn more about Dr. Polson’s campaign, click here.

VOTE-BY-MAIL

Mail ballots for the Special Unitary Election will begin to be mailed on Friday, January 7th for military/overseas voters and Thursday, January 13th for domestic voters. The last day to request a vote-by-mail ballot is 5pm, 10 days before the election. You can return your mail ballot request form through the mail or in person. Voted ballots must be received by 7pm on Election Day in order to be counted. You can sign up to track your vote-by-mail ballot on the Duval Supervisor of Elections website. Contact your local elections office for more information. Mail ballots begin being counted on Election Day.

Requesting and Returning your Vote-by-Mail Ballot:

All requests for a vote-by-mail ballot must be made no later than 5pm on the 10th day before an election. You can still pick up a vote-by-mail ballot from the Supervisor of Elections up until, or including Election Day.

Vote-by-mail ballots must be received by the Duval County Supervisor of Elections no later than 7pm on Election Day in order to be counted. Ballots can be returned by mail, in person, or at a secure drop box. It’s important to follow all instructions on a vote-by mail ballot to make sure it is counted. You can correct a missing or mismatched signature on your vote-by-mail ballot.

Note: You must renew your mail voting application and submit a form of identification every two years.

How to Vote in Person if Vote-by-Mail Ballot was Requested:

A voter who has requested a ballot may still vote in person. The voter should bring the ballot (marked or unmarked) to the polls to turn the ballot in and vote a regular ballot. If the voter does not bring the ballot to the polls for whatever reason, the Duval County Supervisor of Elections’ office will need to confirm that the ballot has not already been returned and received. If the ballot has not been received, the voter will be allowed to vote a regular ballot. If the ballot has been received, the ballot is deemed cast and the voter to have voted. If the voter believes the office is incorrect for whatever reason, the voter is allowed to vote a provisional ballot.

EARLY VOTING

Early Voting for the Special Unitary Election will run for 8-days (Saturday, February 12th  Sunday, February 20th). Voters will be able to vote at early voting sites across the county, from 10am – 6pm

Polling Location Changes

Thirteen polling places will change in the upcoming Special City Council Election. Use the link below to view the list:

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2022 Special General Election

HOW TO REGISTER TO VOTE

You register or update your voter registration online! You can apply to register to vote at any time. However, to vote in an election, you must be registered in the state by the book closing date, which is 29 days before each election. You may pre-register to vote if you are 17 years old or have received a valid Florida driver’s license, whichever occurs earlier.

  • Note: To vote in a Florida election you must be registered for at least 29 days prior to the election date. If you prefer to vote during the time designated for early voting, you must be registered for 29 days by this time or you will not be able to vote at that time.

Updating your registration to change your name, address, signature are NOT limited by the 29 day deadline.

FIND YOUR PRECINCT

The precinct is an administrative designation establishing the geographic boundaries of the smallest voting district. All voters in a given precinct vote at the same location on Election Day, using the same ballot—same candidates, same ballot questions.

PROTECTING YOUR VOTE

The Florida Democratic Party is working every day to ensure every eligible Floridian has the opportunity to cast a ballot and have that ballot counted. Because all politics is local, our county voter protection teams work to protect the vote in their respective communities. Through the Voter Protection Assistance Hotline, we answer questions from voters and prospective electors from all 67 counties in English, Spanish, or Haitian Creole.

Need Assistance, call the Voter Assistance Hotline at (833) VOTE-FLA or (833) 868-3352