Voting for the Florida Repbulican Primary starts today in Hillsborough County

So, many Republicans hate early voting. It seems that many of them think that fewer voters is a good thing. Hogwash — if Republican ideas are good for America, then we should be able to win elections if everyone over 18 voted.

Therefore, I say, vote early because you certainly can’t vote often.

For the 2012 Presidential Preference Primary, there are some strange changes. You see in 2011, Republicans in the Florida Legislature made changes to make it a little bit harder to vote early. But changes to voting laws in Florida require approval from the Federal government before they go into effect — except, that is not how outgoing Division of Elections Chief Kurt Browning interpreted it. He opined the law applies to the 62 counties that are not part of the U.S. Department of Justice review. So outside of Hillsborough, Hardee, Hendy, Monroe, and Collier counties, the law applies.

All this really means is that voters in those five counties can start voting early today. The rest have to wait.

So, if you live in Hillsborough County, you can vote at any of these locations over the next couple of weeks. I plan to.

Bloomingdale Regional Public Library
1906 Bloomingdale Ave
Valrico, FL 33596
Polls Open: 10am – 6pm

C. Blythe Andrews Jr. Public Library
2607 E Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Tampa, FL 33610
Polls Open: 10am – 6pm

Fred B. Karl County Center
601 E Kennedy Blvd
Tampa, FL 33602
Polls Open: 9am – 5pm

Jan Kaminis Platt Regional Library
3910 S Manhattan Ave
Tampa, FL 33611
Polls Open: 10am – 6pm

Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library
2902 West Bearss Avenue
Tampa, FL 33618
Polls Open: 10am – 6pm

New Tampa Regional Library
10001 Cross Creek Blvd
Tampa, FL 33647
Polls Open: 10am – 6pm

North Tampa Branch Library
8916 North Blvd
Tampa, FL 33604
Polls Open: 10am – 6pm

Plant City, City Hall
302 W Reynolds St
Plant City, FL 33563
Polls Open: 9am – 5pm

Riverview Branch Library
10509 Riverview Dr
Riverview, FL 33578
Polls Open: 10am – 6pm

Robert L. Gilder Elections Service Center
2514 N Falkenburg Rd
Tampa, FL 33619
Polls Open: 9am – 5pm

SouthShore Regional Library
15816 Beth Shields Way
Ruskin, FL 33573
Polls Open: 10am – 6pm

Temple Terrace Public Library
202 Bullard Pkw
Temple Terrace, FL 33617
Polls Open: 10am – 6pm

Town ‘N Country Regional Public Library
7606 Paula Drive
Tampa, FL 33615
Polls Open: 10am – 6pm

Upper Tampa Bay Regional Public Library
11211 Countryway Blvd
Tampa, FL 33626
Polls Open: 10am – 6pm

West Tampa Branch Library
2313 W Union St
Tampa, FL 33607
Polls Open: 10am – 6pm

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