Early Voting; 1st Week Results

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Early Voting; 1st Week Results

‘We get the government we deserve’

By Tom Tillison
Orlando Political Press

 

With the first week of early voting behind us, Republican turnout is stronger than Democrat turnout, according to a report by the Orlando Sentinel.  

‘After the first week of early voting, Republicans outnumbered Democrats by 3,315 to 2,633. Another 662 third party and unaffiliated voters showed up, too.’

Of course, this has little impact on the congressional races in the area, however, it does bode well for Matt Falconer and Teresa Jacobs in the Orange County Mayoral race.

The report goes on to state that in addition to the early voting totals there are another 19,000 absentee ballots to be counted.  This puts voter turnout at 4%.

With one more week of early voting remaining, there’s still time to get out and vote.  With so much at stake, this is a critical time to honor our civic duty.

Finding America at a crossroad, where the very make up of this nation is up for debate, many experts believe that voter apathy has led us to this point.  Those who wish to ‘transform America’ count on voter ignorance and lack of interest to advance their cause. 

By now, we have all heard the phrase ‘we get the government we deserve’ – which simply implies that the level of involvement and participation by we the people determines the quality of our government and elected officials.  So, if you haven’t voted, grab a friend and a neighbor and head out to the polls.  If you already have voted, encourage others to do the same!

 

Locations for Orange and Seminole Counties are listed below:

Seminole County:

  • Early voting period for the August 24th, 2010 Primary Election is August 9th through August 21st.
  • Early voting period for the November 2nd General Election is October 18th through October 30th.
  • Monday through Friday, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
  • Saturday and Sunday, 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

Elections Office in Sanford
1500 E. Airport Blvd.
Sanford, Florida 32773
              407-708-7700         407-708-7700

Jean Rhein Central Branch Library
215 N. Oxford Road
Casselberry, Florida 32707
              407-665-1500         407-665-1500

Northwest Branch Library
580 Greenway Boulevard
Lake Mary, Florida 32746
              407-665-1640         407-665-1640

West Branch Library
245 N. Hunt Club Boulevard
Longwood, Florida 32779
              407-665-1670         407-665-1670

East Branch Library
310 Division Street
Oviedo, Florida 32765
              407-665-1560         407-665-1560

Orange County:

  • Early voting period for the August 24th, 2010 Primary Election is August 9th through August 21st.
  • Early voting is available during the voting period from 10:00 AM  until 6:00 PM on Monday through Saturday at the following locations: 

Orlando Public Library (Downtown)
101 E. Central Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32801
Entrance on Central Blvd.

Alafaya Branch Library
12000 East Colonial Drive
Orlando, FL 32826
East of Alafaya Trail

South Creek Branch Library
1702 Deerfield Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32837
East of South Orange Blossom Trail

Southeast Branch Library
5575 S. Semoran Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32822
Corner of SR. 436 and Hoffner

Southwest Branch Library
7255 Della Drive
Orlando, FL 32819
East of Dr. Phillips Blvd. Off Sand Lake Road

Washington Park Branch Library
5151 Raleigh Street, Suite A
Orlando, FL 32811
In the Lila Mitchell Community Center 

West Oaks Branch Library
1821 E. Silver Star Road
Ocoee, FL 34761
East of Clarke Road

Winter Park Library
460 East New England Ave.
Winter Park, FL 32789
Across from Rollins College

Apopka Community Center & VFW
(Location Change)
519 S. Central Ave. Apopka, FL 32703
On the Apopka City Hall Complex 

Supervisor of Elections Office
119 W. Kaley Street
Orlando, FL 32806
Between Orange Ave. and I-4.

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