Nov. 3 Election Guide: What you need to know to vote on the Treasure Coast

Mail ballots for the Nov. 3 general election will begin to arrive in Treasure Coast voters’ mailboxes after Sept. 24, when elections supervisors will begin mailing them.

Remember these important deadlines for the 2020 presidential election:

  • Oct. 5: Last day to register to vote at registertovoteflorida.gov
  • Oct. 19-31 (until Nov. 1 in St. Lucie County only): Early voting
  • Oct. 24: Last day to request a mail ballot
  • Oct. 27: Recommended last day to mail your ballot back
  • 7 p.m. Nov. 3: Your mail ballot must be received by your elections office

To request a mail ballot

St. Lucie County: slcelections.com, 772-462-1500

Indian River County: voteindianriver.com, 772-226-4700

Martin County: martinvotes.com, 772-288-5637

To pick up/drop off a mail ballot

Mail ballots may be dropped off at your county’s elections office until 7 p.m. Nov. 3:

St. Lucie County

  • Orange Blossom Business Center, 4132 Okeechobee Road, Fort Pierce
  • St. Lucie West South County Annex, 250 N.W. Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie
  • Walton Road County Administration Annex, 1664 S.E. Walton Road, Port St. Lucie
  • Inside tax collector’s Tradition office, 10264 S.W. Village Parkway, Port St. Lucie

Indian River County: Elections office, 4375 43rd Ave., Vero Beach

Martin County: Elections office, 135 S.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Stuart

Election Day: Mail ballots must be dropped off at the elections offices listed above. They will not be accepted at polling places on Nov. 3. If you received a mail ballot but decide to vote in person on Election Day, you must bring your mail ballot to your assigned polling place to be canceled.

Post offices: Mail ballots may be dropped off inside post offices for next-day delivery to your county’s elections office. See addresses above.

Early voting: Mail ballots may be dropped off at the locations listed below.

Track your mail ballot

Make sure your ballot was counted at registration.elections.myflorida.com or through your county’s elections office website:

  • St. Lucie County: slcelections.com
  • Indian River County: voteindianriver.com
  • Martin County: martinvotes.com

Early voting

You do not need a mail ballot to vote early, but mail ballots may be dropped off at early voting polling places.

St. Lucie County

8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 19-31 and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 1 at these locations:

  • Elections office, Orange Blossom Business Center, 4132 Okeechobee Road, Fort Pierce
  • Zora Neale Hurston Library, 3008 Avenue D, Fort Pierce
  • Port St. Lucie Community Center, 2195 S.E. Airoso Blvd.
  • Port St. Lucie Civic Center, 9221 S.E. Civic Center Place
  • Paula A. Lewis Library, 2950 S.W. Rosser Blvd.
  • Lakewood Park Library, 7605 Santa Barbara Drive, Fort Pierce: This is not an early voting location, but it has a curbside drop-off receptacle for your mail ballot.

Indian River County

8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 19-31 at these locations:

  • Elections office, 4375 43rd Ave., Vero Beach
  • Indian River County Main Library, 1600 21st St., Vero Beach
  • Sebastian City Hall, 1225 Main St.

Martin County

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 19-31 at these locations:

  • Elections office, 135 S.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Stuart
  • Hoke Library, 1150 Jack Williams Way, Jensen Beach
  • Robert Morgade Library, 5851 S.E. Community Drive, Stuart
  • Peter & Julie Cummings Library, 2551 S.W. Matheson Ave., Palm City
  • Hobe Sound Library, 10595 S.E. Federal Highway, Hobe Sound
  • Elisabeth Lahti Library, 15200 S.W. Adams Ave., Indiantown

Election Day

You do not need a mail ballot to vote on Election Day. Mail ballots may not be dropped off at polling places on Election Day, only at your county’s elections office, including St. Lucie County’s three Port St. Lucie offices. Polls are open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Find your precinct through your county elections office:

  • St. Lucie County: slcelections.com
  • Indian River County: voteindianriver.com
  • Martin County: martinvotes.com

Who’s on the ballot

Treasure Coast voters will help elect a U.S. president, a Florida Supreme Court justice, a 4th District Court of Appeal judge and special taxing district members, plus help decide six Florida constitutional amendments. Here are the local races on the ballot and the date TCPalm plans to publish a story about them to help you decide how to vote:

St. Lucie County

  • Sept. 17: U.S. House District 18
  • Sept. 18: Florida House Districts 54 and 55
  • Sept. 21: Florida Senate District 25 
  • Sept. 22: Florida House Districts 83 and 84 
  • Sept. 23: Sheriff, property appraiser, court clerk
  • Sept. 24: Fort Pierce mayor and County Commission Districts 1, 3, 5 
  • Sept. 25: School Board Districts 2, 4 
  • Sept. 28: Fort Pierce City Commission Districts 1, 2
  • Sept. 29: Port St. Lucie City Council Districts 2, 4

Indian River County

  • Sept. 17: Florida House District 54
  • Sept. 18: Sheriff
  • Sept. 21: Vero Beach City Council 
  • Sept. 22: Sebastian City Council
  • Sept. 23: Fellsmere City Council 
  • Sept. 24: Orchid Town Council 
  • Sept. 28: Hospital District 3 and referendum on tax abatement extension 
  • TBD: U.S. House District 8 
  • TBD: Florida Senate District 17

Martin County

  • Sept. 17: U.S. House District 18
  • Sept. 28: Florida House District 82 
  • Sept. 29: Sewall’s Point Town Commission

TCPalm Editorial Board content

  • Treasure Coast candidates reply to questionnaires

Videos of candidate interviews

Martin County

  • Florida House District 82

​​​​​​​St. Lucie County

  • Florida House District 84
  • County Commission District 1
  • County Commission District 3
  • County Commission District 5
  • School Board District 2
  • School Board District 4

Editorial Board recommendations

  • Florida House District 82 (Martin County)
  • St. Lucie County Commission (Seat 1, 3, 5)
  • St. Lucie County School Board (Seats 2, 4)
  • Sebastian City Council recall 

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