Lake County Supervisor of Elections, Alan Hays, would like to remind voters of the July 20th voter registration deadline for the upcoming Primary Election. Voters will need to register and/or make party affiliation changes by that date in order to vote in the Primary Election on August 18th.

“Voters have several options when registering to vote,” Hays commented. “Online registration is available on our website at Voters may register in person at our office located at 1898 E. Burleigh Blvd., in Tavares. Voter registration application forms are also available at area libraries and at the DMV when obtaining/renewing your Florida driver’s license. If you would like us to mail you an application, give our office a call at 352.343.9734,“ Hays further elaborated.

Florida holds closed Primaries. Voters must 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 will be able to vote in the August Primary; however, their ballot will be limited to non-partisan races and any local referendum. There is an exception, if all candidates for a particular contest are from the same party and will not have opposition in the General Election, that race becomes a Universal Primary where all registered voters regardless of their party affiliation will be eligible to vote in that contest.

Voters can check their registration status as well as make changes to their voter record on the Lake County Supervisor of Elections website: Voters can also call or visit their office at 352.343.9734. They are located at 1898 E. Burleigh Blvd., Tavares, FL 32778 and their mailing address is P.O. Box 457, Tavares, FL 32778.

“One of the easiest ways to avoid delays at the polls is to keep your voter record current,” stated Hays. “Our office is here to serve you, and we look forward to seeing you at the polls,” Hays added.

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