There’s no ignoring it’s election season. July 20th is the voter registration deadline for the upcoming Primary Election in Florida. Voters need to register and/or make party affiliation changes by that date in order to vote in the Primary Election on August 18th.
Online registration is available at www.LakeVotes.com, or voters may register in person at the Lake County Supervisor of Elections Office at 1898 E. Burleigh Boulevard (U.S. Highway 441) in Tavares. Voter registration application forms are also available at area libraries and at the DMV when obtaining or renewing a Florida driver’s license. Applications can also be mailed to voters, by calling the elections office at 352.343.9734.
Florida holds closed Primary Elections, which require voters to be registered with one of the major parties to participate in that party’s Primary. Voters registered as No Party Affiliation (NPA) or with one of the minor parties can also vote on August 18, however their ballot will be limited to non-partisan races and any local referendums. If all candidates for a particular contest are from the same party and will not have opposition in the General Election in November, that race becomes a Universal Primary where all registered voters, regardless of their party affiliation, are eligible to vote in that contest.
“One of the easiest ways to avoid delays at the polls is to keep your voter record current,” said Alan Hays, Lake County Supervisor of Elections. “Our office is here to serve you, and we look forward to seeing you at the polls,” Hays added.
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