Nov. 2, 2014 (ORLANDO) — Not long ago, people were announcing their candidacy for local, state and national public offices. On Tuesday, Nov. 4, we will know who voters choose for those offices during the mid-term General Election. Time flies.
At this point, voters have two ways left to vote: by absentee ballot or on Tuesday (Election Day) at their designated polling place. Polls are open on Election Day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
If you still have your absentee ballot, you can complete it, sign it and take it to the Supervisor of Elections Office. Don’t chance it by mailing it for delivery before the deadline for absentee ballots, which is 7 p.m. on Election Day. They do not accept absentee ballots at polling places.
Voting on Election Day at your polling place should be a breeze – if you are prepared. According to the elections office, sample ballots were mailed out to voters, including a map to polling places prior to Election Day. There is a bar code on the Sample Ballot so if you take it with you to your polling place, election workers can scan it to check you in. This may save time.
Have your photo and signature identification with you and make sure you go to the right polling place to vote. (If you do not have proper identification or have not updated your address, you may still have an opportunity to vote – by provisional ballot at the polling place. (Those types of ballots are verified and counted after Election Day.)
The Orange County Supervisor of Elections Office is located at 119 W. Kaley Ave., Orlando, FL 32806. Phone: (407) 836-2070. Website: http://www.ocfelections.com
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