July 13, 2020 (Orlando) — The Orange County Supervisor of Elections Office is doing its part to make sure people have ample time to register in order to vote in the August Primary Election: The office will be open this Saturday, July 18, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and on Monday, July 20, from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., which is the deadline to register or select a political party.
“This is a chance for voters who cannot come in during our normal business hours to make sure they get registered or update their party affiliation before the deadline,” said Bill Cowles, Supervisor of Elections in a press release. “Voters can call or come in this Saturday to make sure their information is up-to-date, or make changes if needed.”
Voters: Take advantage because the office is typically closed on the weekends.
If you have moved, changed political parties, got married or divorced (changed your name), contact the elections office and update your information. You may avoid any confusion on Primary Election Day – Tuesday, August 18.
This is extremely important, considering our current climate in Florida with the COVID-19/Coronavirus spreading like wildfire throughout the state and restrictions that may be in place on election days as far as the number of people who can vote in a precinct at one time.
More and more people are opting to stay home and vote by mail in ballot. If the elections office does not have your current address, they cannot ensure that you will get your ballot.
Voters in August will select candidates running for Orange County Sheriff, Orange County Property Appraiser, school board and county commission, to name a few.
Keep in mind: Florida is a closed primary state so if you want to vote on those key public offices, you must select a political party: Democrat or Republican. You will see fewer positions to vote on if you register with a third party or don’t select a party at all. Still vote. Your vote is your voice.
Visit http://www.ocfelections.com or call (407) 856-2070 for more information. The Elections Office is located at: 119 W. Kaley Street, Orlando, FL 32806.