March 8, 2022 (Orlando) — Community leaders and other concerned, everyday people can’t say it enough: local elections are just as important as statewide and presidential elections.
The type of person we choose to represent us – to help with things we need or don’t need in our communities – is key to change. Responsive and Servant Leaders are needed. I think we all can agree to that. So today, Tuesday, March 8, if you live in your city limits and you are eligible to vote, GO VOTE because voting really IS a part of you speaking up about happens in your neighborhood. Research the candidates and GO VOTE.
You should have received a Sample Ballot of the public offices open and the names of the people who are for those offices. Polls are open until 7 p.m. today for elections in the City of Apopka, City of Belle Isle, City of Maitland; Town of Oakland and City of Winter Park. The Town of Eatonville had its election on last Saturday and voters there elected a new mayor, Angie Gardner, who previously served as a town council member.
If you did not receive a Sample Ballot where you currently live, that can mean one or two things. One, you moved and forgot to update your contact information with the Orange County Supervisor of Elections Office or two, you live in an area of the city that does not have an open public office on which to vote.
Every vote counts and we see that again in Eatonville’s election where races where won by three and five votes, for instance.
If you have any questions about voting today, contact the elections office. Address: 119 W. Kaley Street, Orlando, FL 32806. Phone number: (407) 836-2070. Website: http://www.ocfelections.gov
-Trish Martin Martin, OCN Founder and Editor