Orange County, March 7 – One vote can make a difference. One hundred votes can make the difference also, as well as one thousand. It has happened here before in local, state and national public office elections: Candidates have won by a remarkable one vote or a very slim margin.
So, if you live in your city limits, you most likely already know that this Tuesday, March 9, is your Election Day. This includes the City of Ocoee (Districts 2 and 4), Town of Windermere (three council member seats), City of Winter Garden (Districts 2,3 and 4) and City of Winter Park (Mayor).
Election Day hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at your polling place or location designated by your city or town clerk.
In Ocoee, voters will select Rosemary Wilsen (incumbent) or Knox Anderson for District 2 – at their assigned voting place. In the other City of Ocoee race, incumbent George Oliver will faceoff against three competitors: Lori Hart, Joel F. Keller and Keith Richardson.
Winter Park voters will vote for a new mayor. Both candidates, Phil Anderson and Sarah Sprinkel, have served on the Winter Park Commission before.
In Windermere, voters will choose up to three council members from a list of four on the ballot: Mandy David, Anthony Davit, Mike Hargreaves and Bill Martini (the only one who currently sits on the town council.)
Winter Garden voters will select Illiana Ramos Jones or Ron Mueller for District 2 and Incumbent Mark A. Maciel will vie for the District 3 seat, against Robert “Bobby O” Olszewski. For District 4, Dawn Antonis will faceoff against Incumbent Colin Sharman.
If you live in your city limits and you are registered to vote ( and you missed early voting), take advantage of the power in your vote, which is your voice: Go vote on Tuesday, Election Day. Make sure everyone in your household votes also on Tuesday and remind your neighbors!
If you have any questions or concerns, call the Orange County Supervisor of Elections Office, (407) 836-2070 or your city/town clerk’s office.