Orange County Supervisor of Elections Office Reminder: Deadline to Register to Vote in the Upcoming General Election Fast Approaching
There are signs everywhere. We’re in the midst of a very important election season and election officials want everyone who can vote to do so.
Orange County residents ages 18 and older who are not currently registered to vote in Florida must complete a registration application and make sure it gets to the Supervisor of Elections Office by Oct. 6 – to vote in the Nov. 4 General Election.
Application must be dropped off at the elections office or postmarked no later that Monday, Oct. 6, about two weeks away.
This is important: Florida will vote on some key positions such as Governor and key issues such the legalization of marijuana for certain medical conditions. In Orange County, key commission seats are up for grabs and term limits will be voted on, for instance.
The applications, available in English and in Spanish, can be printed from the elections office website: http://www.ocfelections.com or http://www.orangecountyvotes.com. You can also pick up an application directly from the elections office at 119 W. Kaley St. in Orlando, as well as any county library, post office or Department of Motor Vehicles office.
If you are there picking one up from the elections office, you might as well complete and turn it in while there. Save time. The elections office is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and has extended hours on Saturday, Oct. 4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Let’s say you haven’t voted in a long time and are unaware of your voting status or moved here from another Florida county: Call the elections office to confirm your status and find out the steps you need to take to vote on election day. Phone: (407) 836-2070.
© Orlando Community News, 2014