If you are a Volusia County voter and haven’t already voted through Early Voting or with an Absentee Ballot, then you should “Walk to the Polls”* with the Center for Community Engagement staff on the final day of voting in the 2014 Primary Election on Tuesday Aug. 26.
There are many important races and issues being decided in this race, including many non-partisan races and issues that deal directly with tax rates, public education, economic development, and environmental conservation. You do not have to be registered with a political party (Republican, Democrat) to vote in a Primary Election.
Walks to the Polls will meet at the front steps of the CUB at 8 a.m., noon, and 4 p.m. From there, the group will walk to the Volusia County Supervisor of Elections Office in Downtown DeLand to vote in the election. If you are voting, make sure to bring IDs that include your photo and a signature (such as a Driver’s License or a state-issued Photo ID).
If you cannot attend a Walk to the Polls, then you should visit the Supervisor of Elections website to find your precinct so that you can vote. Voting is open at precincts from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday; if you are in line by 7 p.m. but have not voted, then you are legally permitted to remain in line until you vote.
If you would like to know what issues and candidates will be on the ballot so that you can research prior to voting, then click here to get an exact copy of your ballot that you can print out, takes notes on, and bring with you to the polls. Further, the West Volusia Beacon, the Daytona Beach News-Journal, and the League of Women Voters each provide a free, non-partisan “Voter’s Guide” that contains many questions and answers about each of the ballot issues and candidates so that you can make an informed decision when you vote.
If you have any questions about voting, email Kevin Winchell, the Assistant Director of Community Engagement, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(*Note: If it is too hot or it if it raining, vehicle transportation will be provided in lieu of a walk to the polls.)