August 11, 2022 (Orange County) – Early voting started Monday for the Florida Primary Election and it will continue through Sunday, Aug. 21 at various locations throughout the county. Early voting hours: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Many people find voting early – at early voting locations – more convenient and accessible than voting on election day when distractions like bad weather, work and long lines could stop them from casting their ballots.
If you miss early voting, you can vote by mail or vote on Primary Election Day – Tuesday, Aug. 23, at polling sites sprinkled throughout the county. Pay close attention to mail from the county supervisor of elections office because some polling places have changed because of redistricting.
Registered voters received or will receive sample ballots to help research candidates who are vying for open public offices.
Key races on ballots include: United States Representative in Congress, Orange County Mayor, several county commission seats, School Board Chair, along with numerous judgeships. Voters will also decide whether to keep a special tax for the school district for essential operating expenses, like paying teachers and support staff. A breakdown of how the money will be used is highlighted on the sample ballot.
There are 20 different locations where registered voters can vote early, including the election office (119 W. Kaley St., Orlando, FL 32806). If you wait to vote on election day, you must vote at your assigned polling place, which is printed on your sample ballot.
To find the early voting location closest to you, call the elections office at (407) 836-2070 or visit the website: http://www.ocfelections.gov. Remember to take your photo and signature identification with you.
Orlando Community News, 2022