Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 4.

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The 2014 general election is underway across Florida and Georgia.

If you have not voted yet, polls will remain open until 7:00 p.m. EST in both states.

A valid photo I.D. is required.

No major issues have been reported so far.

There was a brief power outage in Neptune Beach that knocked out electricity at a precinct on Forest Ave.

Ballots that could not be tabulated electronically were locked up after being placed in an emergency folder.

They will still be counted, according to Duval County Supervisor of Elections Jerry Holland.

A generator was also brought in to prevent any future issue. According to election officials, the outage was caused by ongoing work at the administration building next door.

More than 45,000 ballots had been cast Tuesday across the county, Holland said, as of 11:15 a.m. The polls opened at 7 a.m.

More than 73,000 ballots were cast early and more than 52,000 were cast by absentee voters this year.

Holland predicts an overall turn out of more than 50% of registered voters. He encouraged voters to give themselves extra time to vote as long lines are expected.

"Right now we are open in all the precincts. What we recommend if you don't want to wait is come mid-morning or mid afternoon," he said.

The day got started for fill-in poll workers at Holland's north side office.

First Coast News was there as about 100 people arrived at 6 a.m. to receive their precinct assignments.

Duval County has about 2,000 poll workers, but sometimes they are sick or can't work on election day.

Reginald Thompson marked his first time serving as a fill-in worker. He said it was important to him to serve his community.

"It's important that everybody comes out and votes, and I think this time it's going to be one of the most important times that people come out and express their opinions about how they want the government run," he said.

Poll workers are paid and must undergo election training. Their primary job is to make sure all the precincts run smoothly.

Duval County 2014 Election Results (unofficial)

Remember you must vote in the precinct where you are registered.

Voter I.D. Requirements:

  • Florida driver license
  • Florida identification card issued by the Department of Highway, Safety and Motor Vehicles
  • United States passport
  • Debit or credit card
  • Military identification
  • Student identification
  • Retirement center identification
  • Neighborhood association identification, or
  • Public assistance identification

NORTHEAST FLORIDA VOTER'S GUIDE:

ALACHUA COUNTY

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BAKER COUNTY

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BRADFORD COUNTY

Sample Ballots and Voting Locations

CLAY COUNTY

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COLUMBIA COUNTY

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DUVAL COUNTY

Duval County Voter Guide

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FLAGLER COUNTY

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ST. JOHNS COUNTY

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Primary Election Candidates

NASSAU COUNTY

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PUTNAM COUNTY

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Voter's Guide

UNION COUNTY

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