The Countdown is On to Early Voting in Palm Beach, Broward Counties

After months of preparation and anticipation, early voting begins this week.

Voters in Palm Beach and Broward Counties may cast their ballots from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. October 19 through November 1.

There are 18 early voting locations across Palm Beach Countyand 22 locations in Broward County.

Additionally, there are 24-hour drop boxes at the two Broward Supervisor of Elections offices, located at the county’s Governmental Center in Fort Lauderdale and at Lauderhill Mall.

Meanwhile, Palm Beach County has four 24-hour drop boxes. They are located at the main elections office at 240 S. Military Trail in West Palm Beach, as well as at the three branch offices in Delray Beach, Palm Beach Gardens and Belle Glade. Those sites are video-monitored.

In Palm Beach County, voters not wearing masks will be allowed to cast their ballots only if they are able to provide proof of a medical problem or another exemption that falls under the county’s mask law.

However, poll workers in both counties will be wearing facial coverings.

Each voter will receive a new pen which they may keep after casting their ballot, and the check-in process will no longer require handing over your driver license to poll workers.

In addition, hand sanitizer will be available, and voting booths all be wiped down after each use.

Social distancing guidelines will also be enforced.