This is like the Super Bowl of politics.
Republican voters throughout Florida will decide on Tuesday, January 31, who they want to run against President Barack Obama. Their candidates have debated each other many times over, held fundraisers and spoke at public forums throughout the state to gain voters support before the big day.
Although Florida is not the last state to hold its primary, it has had some of the most watched elections in recent years, mainly because of the closeness of election results and recounts in key races such as presidency.
Other voters in Orange County shouldn’t feel left out because they too have something to vote on this Tuesday. They can vote on a Special Referendum on Tax Exemptions for certain businesses that create new jobs.
It’s a Yes or No vote. A Yes vote gives the county the right to give property tax exemptions for new businesses and expansions of existing businesses that are expected to create new, full-time jobs within the county. A No vote denies the county the right to do that.
Also on Tuesday, voters who live in certain cities within the county will vote for new or re-elect incumbent mayors and council members. Maitland, Oakland, Winter Park and Windermere voters will elect mayors. Find details at www.orangecountyvotes.com or contact your city clerk to find out who is running for those positions.
You can vote at your polling place on Tuesday between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. A signature and photo identification are required to vote.
© Orlando Community News, 2012