• Florida primary: What you need to know Tuesday

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    ORLANDO, Fla. - After months of mudslinging, endless campaign signs and constant commercials, it's time for you to narrow the race down.

    Tuesday is primary day in Florida. Several local, state, and federal positions are on the line and it's all in your hands, Florida.

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    We've got you covered for the big day. Before you stand in line and cast your vote, here are 9 things to keep in mind:

    • Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Generally, most polling places will stay open late for you as long as you're in line by 7 p.m.
    • Polling places:  If you do not know where your polling place is, click or tap here to contact your county Supervisor of Elections. You can also find your precinct and polling place on your county Supervisor of Elections’ website or by using the Check Your Voter Status webpage.
    • Florida is a closed primary state: This means for most major races, you'll only be able to vote for candidates in your party.
    • Bring your ID. The following forms of identification will be accepted:
      • Florida driver's license, Florida ID card issued by the Florida HSMV, U.S. passport, debit or credit card, military identification, student identification, retirement center identification, neighborhood association identification, public assistance identification, veteran health identification card, license to carry a concealed weapon or firearm, employee identification card issued by a federal, state, county or municipal government.
      •  If you don't have an acceptable form of identification, you can still cast a provisional ballot.
    • Issues at the polls: If you encounter any problems at your polling place, we want to hear from you. Click or tap here to send us a tip. You can also call us at (407) 841-9000.
    • Who's running in the major races: Click or tap here to check out our Election Checklist.
    • Can I take a selfie at my polling place? Here's what Florida law says about ballot selfies.
    • If you're not registered to vote yet, it's too late to register for Tuesday's primary. There's still time to vote for the November 6 election. Click or tap here to learn how to register.

    Live results: WFTV has the biggest team in Central Florida covering the primary. 

    Channel 9 will have team coverage of the primary election Tuesday, and you can watch the live stream right here on WFTV.com. Live coverage will begin when polls close at 7 p.m. 

    You can also download WFTV’s free mobile app to watch the primary election special.

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    Check out WFTV’s politics section for continuous updates.

    Follow Channel 9 reporter Christopher Heath on Facebook and Twitter for live updates.


    Helpful links:

    Election season in Florida: Truth Tests, latest polls and analysis

    Let your voice be heard! How to register to vote in Florida

    A guide to Florida's primary election

    Read: Who's running in Central Florida's big 2018 races

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