Orange County registered voters can now go vote early for the person they prefer within their party to be the next President of the United States.
Early voting started today, Tuesday, Feb. 29, for the Presidential Preference Primary Election and will continue until March 13. Hours at the various early voting locations: 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Those who miss out during this early voting time will have to vote on election day, Tuesday, March 15. (Note: Florida is a closed primary state so voters must be registered to vote with a specific party to vote in this election.)
Early voting has become a popular way to vote for busy families, because it normally takes less time to actually vote than it does on election day, sites are conveniently located throughout the county and voters can update their contact information at the same time.
Orange County early voting locations: Supervisor of Elections Office on West Kaley Street, along with select libraries and community centers. Go to http://www.ocfelections.com to see the complete list of Early Voting Center Locations.
Two major things to remember: You must take your signed, photo I.D. with you to vote and to make your vote count (really), vote for one of the people listed on your primary sample ballot, WHO IS STILL IN THE RACE. On the Republican side, there are five people still in the race, out of 17 who announced their candidacy but dropped out. (In: Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, John Kasich, Marco Rubio and Donald Trump.) On the Democrat side, there are two people left, out of six who announced officially they were in it but got out. (In: Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.)
Yours truly voted early today, at my local library! Good to see familiar faces working the site (a friend from the Wayne Densch YMCA in Pine Hills and another friend from the church I attend, Macedonia M.B.Church in Eatonville…You both rock!) I changed my address and voted in about five minutes!
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