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Read our current and previous coverage of the 2018 election season as you prepare to cast your ballot. You'll find information on important races, explanations of constitutional amendments and details of local referendums.

Early Voting Ends This Weekend

Mark Schreiner
WUSF Public Media
Political signs dot the road in front of the early voting site at the Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library in Tampa.

Early voting for the general election is coming to an end this weekend and Floridians have taken full advantage of the opportunity.

Nearly 3.4 million people in Florida have already voted early in person and by mail. This surpasses the nearly 3.19 million who did the same thing four years ago.

The State Division of Elections has released new statistics showing more than 1.48 million people have voted early in person, while more than 1.9 million voted by mail.

Breaking it down by party, more than 1.43 million are Republicans and nearly 1.37 million are Democrats. Over 592,000 voters with no party affiliation also have already cast their ballots.

Here are the ending dates for early voting in Tampa Bay area counties. Click on the link for early voting sites in your county.

Hillsborough County- Nov. 4, 7 a.m.- 7 p.m.

Pinellas County- Nov. 4, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

Sarasota- Nov. 3, 8:30 a.m.- 6:30 p.m.

Desoto- Nov. 3, 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. weekdays, 7 a.m.- 3 p.m. weekends

Manatee- Nov. 3, 8:30 a.m.- 6:30 p.m.

Pasco- Nov. 3, 7 a.m.- 7 p.m.

Hernando- Nov. 3, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Polk- Nov. 4, 9 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Highlands- Nov. 3, 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Hardee- Nov. 3, 8:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.

Citrus- Nov. 3, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.

For a list of the types of identification you need to bring to vote, see the State Divisions of Elections website. Voters who do not bring a valid identification will still be able to vote through a provisional ballot.

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