Here’s another chance to register to vote or update voter registration, especially if you live in Orange County and work during the week or just have a busy weekday schedule.
The Orange County Elections office will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on this Saturday, July 14 for people who to want to turn in their official voter registration application in person.
The elections office will also be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, July 16 for the same purpose.
Remember: A completed or updated voter registration application must be received by the elections office by Monday, July 16, to vote in the upcoming election, which is the Primary Election on August 14.
Don’t sleep on this opportunity.
If you are 18 years old and have never voted, you can exercise your right to vote but you have to complete an application before the deadline.
If you have moved, as many Central Floridians have, you can vote but you have to update your application before the deadline. Same thing if you want to change your political party or even update your signature (if you normally vote by Absentee Ballot or if you registered to vote a long time ago).
You can get the application off the elections office website (print it out, fill it out and mail or deliver it to the Elections Office by deadline.)
In addition to the Orange County Supervisor of Elections office at 119 W. Kaley Street in Orlando, voter registration application forms are available at any Orange County Public Library, Department of Motor Vehicles office or Post Office.
Here is the contact information, if you have any questions or concerns.
Website: www.ocfelections.com (Official Site) and www.orangecountyvotes.com (Direct information for voters).
Phone: (407) 836-2070.
© Orlando Community News, 2012