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Tuesday is Election Day for about 750,000 people in Broward and Palm Beach counties.
There are special elections for two seats in the Florida Legislature, plus 23 cities, towns and villages in the two counties. At midday Monday, turnout — through ballots cast by mail and at in-person early voting, which ended Sunday — was low, as it often is during local elections or special elections: 10.3% in Palm Beach County and 9% in Broward.
Dates and times: Polls are open Tuesday, March 8, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Locations: Voters must go to their neighborhood polling places (unlike during early voting during which people can vote in regional centers).
On the ballot: In Broward, voting is open to registered voters in the 33rd state Senate district and in Hillsboro Beach, Lighthouse Point, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, and Pembroke Pines Districts 1 and 4. The Senate candidates are Republican Joseph C. Carter and Democrat Rosalind Osgood.
In Palm Beach County, voting is open to registered voters in the 88th state House district and in Boynton Beach, Greenacres, Haverhill, Highland Beach, Juno Beach, Jupiter, Jupiter Inlet Colony, Lake Clarke Shores, Lake Park, Lake Worth Beach, Lantana, Loxahatchee Groves, North Palm Beach, Pahokee, Riviera Beach, Royal Palm Beach, South Palm Beach, Wellington, and West Palm Beach. The House candidates are Democrat Jervonte “Tae” Edmonds and Republican Guarina Torres.
Mail ballots: Mail ballots have to be back in the offices of county supervisors of elections by 7 p.m. election night. Florida’s deadline is strict. Postmarks don’t count and ballots arriving after 7 p.m. won’t be counted.
Information: People can check to see if they’re registered to vote, if they live in one of the communities or legislative districts with an election, the status of mail ballots, and locations polling places online and by phone.