Floridians Head To Polls In Presidential Primary

Turnout is expected to be brisk across Florida for today’s presidential preference primary.

And the stakes could not be higher for both Democrats and Republicans.

Republican candidates are vying for 99 delegates to their convention.

Democrats will split 246 delegates based on vote percentages.

Polls are open until 7 tonight, but results won’t start coming in until after 8 p.m. EDT because extreme west Florida is in the central time zone.

You will see more candidates on the ballot than are actually still actively running in both parties. But you can vote for any candidate.

The latest credible polls have Republican Donald Trump with a double digit lead over Floridian Marco Rubio.

And Democrat Hillary Clinton has a 2-1 lead over Vermont U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders.

The following forms of valid identification are acceptable to vote in the Florida primary election.

• Florida driver’s license

• Florida identification card issued by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles

• U.S. passport

• Debit or credit card

• Military identification

• Student identification

• Retirement center identification

• Neighborhood association identification

• Public assistance identification