Orange County – Voters will go to the polls Tuesday, August 28, to select the people they want to win key public offices, including local ones such as county mayor and commissioners, as well as county and circuit court judges. They will also pick favorites within their political parties for state and national offices. (The Florida governor’s race on the Democratic side is as hot as our Summer days and is projected to be a nail biter – with very close results.)
Polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. and judging from the record number of early voting ballots and absentee (vote-by-mail) ballots that have already been received by the elections office, registered voters who haven’t exercised their right to vote may want to arrive at their polling place early. Two things we know: it will be too hot to stand outside for long and there’s a good chance that it will rain in the afternoon.
Voters who still have their absentee (vote-by-mail) ballot can drop it off to the Supervisor of Elections Office, 119 W. Kaley St., Orlando, Florida 32806, before 7 p.m. or exchange it for a ballot at their proper polling place on Election Day.
Reminder: everyone who’s registered will get a ballot. It doesn’t matter if you did not select a political party or if you selected Independent. There are quite a few non-partisan races and a question about funding for schools on all ballots.
If you have any questions or concerns, contact the elections office at (407) 836-2070. A lot of helpful information can be found on the website: http://www.ocfelections.com
Orlando Community News, 2018