October 24, 2018

Voting Early for the 2018 General Election

Author: Agency Relations & Programs Team

The 2018 General Election is right around the corner on November 6th. If you haven’t made your plan to vote on or before Election Day, here’s a good place to start!

Voting is a crucial aspect of our democracy and it affects all that we do, even putting food on the table for the family, senior, veteran and others that live in your community.

As a reminder, you are able to visit any early voting location within the county that you are registered in. However, on Election Day, you must visit your polling location in the county that you are registered to vote in. Hours of operation for you polling location on Election Day will vary by county.

What You Need to Vote Early in Florida

To vote early in the county you are registered in, you must show a valid form of identification. The identification must contain the voter’s name, photograph and signature and must not be expired. For example, a valid Florida Driver’s License or two separate forms that together contain this information (such as passport, student identification, etc). Here’s a list of valid forms of identification: Valid Forms of Identification for Voting in all Florida Counties

Here’s when you can start voting in Central Florida:

Orange County

Early voting in Orange County starts October 22nd and ends on November 4th. The hours are 9 AM – 6 PM, every day. Here’s a list of early voting locations in Orange County: English List Spanish List

If you are not sure you are registered to vote in Orange County, look yourself up here. You’ll be able to see if what precinct number you’re located in and where you polling location is. It will also take you to a link to the sample ballot that corresponds to your area. As a reminder, it’ll provide you information about which districts you live in too.

To find just the sample ballot that corresponds to your area and party affiliation,  click here. To request a vote-by-mail ballot, do so here.

Lake County

Lake County early voting starts on October 22nd and ends on November 3rd. Hours of operations are 10 AM – 6 PM each day. For a list of early voting locations in Lake County, click here.

If you’d like to see the sample ballot that corresponds to your area and your party affiliation, you’ll need to enter your voter information here.

If you’d like to request a vote-by-mail ballot, you must request it by October 31st. You can do so here.

Osceola County

The Osceola Supervisor of Election will start early voting on October 26th and ends on November 4th. Hours of operations are 9 AM – 7 PM every day. To find the nearest early voting location to you in Osceola County, click here.

To find the sample ballot that corresponds to your area and party affiliation, click here. You’ll also receive information about which districts you live in and you can request a vote-by-mail ballot for the next election.

Volusia County

Volusia County begins their early voting on October 27th and ends on November 4th. The hours of operations are 7 AM – 7 PM.  To find the nearest early voting site to you in Volusia County, click here.

Before going to the polls, use the sample ballot (click here to find it) that you can use at the polls for your assistance.

Brevard County

Brevard County residents can start early voting on October 27th until November 3rd. Hours of operation are 8 AM – 6 PM on Monday – Friday and 8 AM – 4 PM on Saturday – Sunday. Find the nearest early voting site to you in Brevard County here.

To find which districts you live in and the sample ballot that corresponds to your area and party affiliation, click here.

Seminole County

The Seminole County Supervisor of Elections will start early voting on October 22nd and ends on November 4th. The hours of operations are 7 AM – 7 PM. Find the nearest early voting site to you in Seminole County here.

If you’d like to find out which districts you live in and what your sample ballot looks like that corresponds to your area and party affiliation, click here.





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