If you reside in the city limits of Ocoee or Maitland and you are a registered voter, remember, you have an election on Tuesday, March 14.
Early voting actually starts Monday, March 6 and runs through Friday, March 10 – for both cities. According to the Orange County Supervisor of Elections Office website, early voting for both cities will be held at the elections office: 119 W. Kaley Street, Orlando, FL 32806. Early voting hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
If you wait to vote on Election Day, you will vote at your polling place. Hours: 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
For what or whom are you voting? Hopefully, you had a chance to read literature from your City Clerk about what’s on your ballot. If not, here’s an overview of what’s on the ballots:
Council Seat 4 – Incumbent Lindsay Hall Harrison faces former Maitland Mayor Dale McDonald.
Charter Amendments – There are five, including one to amend the charter so that the vice-mayor becomes mayor if the mayor’s seat is left vacant.
Mayor – Incumbent Rusty Johnson has two competitors: Chris Adkins, property management business owner and current Ocoee District 4 Commissioner George Oliver III.
City Commission Seats 1 and 3 – Seat 1: Hope Bellamy, non-profit and not-for-profit business owner is running against Scott Kennedy, a homeowner association president and member of the Ocoee Human Relations Diversity Board. Seat 3: Incumbent Richard Firstner faces off against Shante Munns, small business owner.
To find out if you live in your city limits click here: https://www.ocfelections.gov/check-my-info or call the elections office: (407) 836-2070. You can also contact your city clerk for more details: Maitland – (407) 539-6219 and Ocoee – (407) 905-3105.