Early voting kicks off in Florida

Posted: 8:46 AM, Mar 05, 2016
Updated: 2016-03-05 23:34:06Z

Voters in Florida getting a first chance to cast their ballots in the 2016 Florida Presidential Primary.

Early voting has become even more important over the past few years - in fact, early voting accounts for more than half the votes cast in some elections.

For most people, it's all about convenience - unlike election day, you can go to any early voting site in the county - you don't have to go to your designated neighborhood polling place.

If you're heading out to vote, here's what you need to know:

In Palm Beach County, 13 locations open at 10 a.m.
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In Martin County - 2 locations will be open at 8 a.m.
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St. Lucie County - 4 locations will open at 10 a.m.
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Indian River County -there are 3 locations where you can start voting at 7:30 a.m.
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Okeechobee County - 1 location opens at 8:30 a.m.
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Bring a photo ID that includes a signature - such as a driver's license or a state ID.

You can also use a passport, military ID's, student ID's or your neighborhood association ID.

If the picture ID you present doesn't have a signature, you can present an additional form of ID, such as a credit card with a signature on it.

Early voting runs through March 12.