DeLand, FL - There are only three weeks left to register to vote or make changes to your voter’s registration information before the August 18 Florida primary.
Supervisor of Elections Lisa Lewis says the deadline to register, change your party, or change your address is July twentieth. She says most of the races on the Volusia County ballot are non-partisan but there are two partisan races that everyone can vote on. "The Public Defender's race and the Tax Collector's race, even though they are partisan races, only one party has candidates so, therefore, everyone gets to vote on those races. That will be on everybody's ballot in August and it will be winner take all."
Lewis says with COVID-19 seeing record numbers, voting by mail is a very good idea. "Voting by mail is safe and secure. You can also vote in the comfort of your own home, don't worry about if there is a line or interacting with other people." If you prefer voting in person, Lewis says there will be protective measures in place at polling locations. We'll be social distancing and poll workers will have PPE. Lewis encourages you to bring your own pen which you can use to sign in and mark your ballot.
Early voting for the August 18 primary is scheduled for August 8 through August 15 at several locations around Volusia County.
You can find out all you need to know about voting in Volusia County at volusiaelections.org