Registered voters can vote early and avoid historically long lines at their polling places on General Election Day and any confusion as well, in light of new polling places and longer than normal election ballots.
They can vote at any Early Voting Center (such as public libraries, community centers and elections offices) via voting machines/booths, starting this SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27.
Early Voting Centers in Orange County will be open for one week through NOVEMBER 3, from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
The only exception is for the Orlando Public Library in downtown Orlando. The hours there are: Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday, 1-6 p.m.
The Supervisor Of Elections Office will also be open on Sunday, November 4, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. for absentee voting only.
When voters arrive at one of the Early Voting Centers, they will be asked for a photo i.d. with a signature. If they are unable to present one, election officials will give them a provisional ballot.
Voters may want to study their Sample Ballot beforehand, as this year’s General Election Ballot is the longest in Orange County history. There are three pages, front and back, in English and Spanish, filled with a large group of candidates, 11 state amendments, four county charter amendments and one special referendum.
The votes will be saved immediately and counted on election night, November 6.
Here are the list of Early Voting Centers:
- Alafaya Branch Library – Orlando
- Apopka Community Center & VFW
- South Creek Branch Library – Orlando
- Southeast Branch Library – Orlando
- Washington Park Branch Library – Orlando
- West Oaks Branch Library – Ocoee
- Winter Park Library
- Orlando Public Library – Downtown Orlando
- Supervisor of Elections Office – 119 W. Kaley St. near downtown Orlando
Here are some free websites to help voters in understanding the amendments and learning a little about the candidate: http://www.lwvoc.org/ and http://elections.orlandosentinel.com/2012/november/home/index/federal