TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) — Many of us wait until the last minute to vote. If you live in the Keys, why not avoid the lines by voting early?
On Monday, early voting begins for the Aug. 14 primary in Monroe County, plus Collier, Hardee, Hendry and Hillsborough Counties.READ MORE: Parkland Activist Dad Fred Guttenberg Joins Anti-Gun Group
Those five counties are “pre-clearance counties,” and changes in elections laws in those areas must be approved by the federal government. A change in early voting dates made by the Legislature in 2011 isn’t in effect in those counties, giving voters there more time for early voting.READ MORE: Keep An Eye Out For Fake GoFundMe Scams Claiming To Help Fallen Officer Yandy Chirino
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To register to vote and to learn about the voting process, visit the Monroe County Supervisor of Elections page here.MORE NEWS: Supply Chain Issues: 'There Really Are Problems Everywhere,' Even For Small Companies
The News Service of Florida contributed to this report.