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2018 General Election Polling Places in SWFL


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There are more than 13 million registered voters in the state of Florida.

Before in-person Early Voting began last week, more than 1 million voters in Florida had already voted by mail for the November general election.

The close races for both governor and U.S. senate are being credited for the high voter turnout in a midterm election. Florida voters will be choosing between gubernatorial candidates Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, a Democrat, and former U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, a Republican. Gillum has been endorsed by Sen. Bernie Sanders, while President Trump's support of DeSantis likely led to his victory over Adam Putnam in the primaries.
Meanwhile, outgoing Republican Gov. Rick Scott is challenging incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson in a race that could determine whether Republicans maintain control of the chamber. 

Early voting has begun in all Southwest Florida counties, and in most cases, continues through Nov. 3, days before Election Day. The map below shows Election Day polling places in dark green, those that are open both for Early Voting and Election Day in light green and those only open for Early Voting in yellow.
You can click the top right of the map to enlarge it in a new window with an interactive legend, and you can click on each polling place for hours of operation and, in Lee County, directions to the location.

This map was created by WGCU's Rachel Iacovone, using information provided by the Supervisors of Elections for Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Sarasota, Manatee, DeSoto, Hendry and Glades counties for the 2018 General Election in Southwest Florida.

Rachel Iacovone is a reporter and associate producer of Gulf Coast Live for WGCU News. Rachel came to WGCU as an intern in 2016, during the presidential race. She went on to cover Florida Gulf Coast University students at President Donald Trump's inauguration on Capitol Hill and Southwest Floridians in attendance at the following day's Women's March on Washington.Rachel was first contacted by WGCU when she was managing editor of FGCU's student-run media group, Eagle News. She helped take Eagle News from a weekly newspaper to a daily online publication with TV and radio branches within two years, winning the 2016 Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Award for Best Use of Multimedia in a cross-platform series she led for National Coming Out Day. She also won the Mark of Excellence Award for Feature Writing for her five-month coverage of an FGCU student's transition from male to female.As a WGCU reporter, she produced the first radio story in WGCU's Curious Gulf Coast project, which answered the question: Does SWFL Have More Cases of Pediatric Cancer?Rachel graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University with a bachelor's degree in journalism.