This is the time to act. If you or someone you know is 18 years old or older but not registered to vote, you have until Tuesday, October 9, to register to vote in the General Election. The General Election includes races for the presidency, as well as other national, state and local public offices.
Take out your personal calendar or open the calendar on your smart phone and make a note of the date: October 9. It’s only weeks away and you don’t want to miss out on the opportunity to participate in the General Election on Tuesday, November 6.
In Orange County, the Supervisor of Elections Office has put a lot of effort into keeping residents informed on key election dates and information.
You can get a voter registration application several ways:
- From the office’s website (www.ocfelections.com or www.orangecountyvotes.com).
- From the Supervisor of Election’s Office at 119 W. Kaley Street in Orlando.
- From other public offices such as any Orange County Public Library, Department of Motor Vehicles office or Post Office.
- From private organizations such as local churches and civic organization which are hosting voter registration drives throughout Orange County.
Please be aware: All completed registration forms sent to the elections office must be postmarked no later than October 9.
The elections office will be open the Saturday before the deadline, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for voter registration and will have extended hours on the deadline day, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. for people wanting to submit their application in person.
If you are unsure of your registration status (say if you have moved since the last time you voted or your name has changed), call (407) 836-2070. Do it ahead of time to save time and frustration on Election Day.
© Orlando Community News, 2012