Lake County Supervisor of Elections, Alan Hays, would like to make sure voters are aware of the July 30th voter registration deadline and the upcoming Primary Election on August 28th. Voters will need to register by that date in order to vote in the Primary.
“Voters have several options when registering to vote,” Hays commented. “They can take advantage of online voter registration options at www.LakeVotes.com. If they prefer to not submit their information online, they may prefill the online application and print, sign, date and mail or deliver it to our office,” stated Hays. Other registration options for voters include: downloading the application form from the Supervisor of Elections website, registering in person at the Supervisor of Elections office or one of the local libraries, having a registration form mailed to them, or registering when they obtain their driver’s license.
Party affiliation changes may also be made until the July 30th deadline. A written request is needed to make a party affiliation change and must include the voter’s signature. A voter registration application form can easily be used to process this type of update/change, but will need to be done in hard-copy format due to the signature requirement. Party changes received after the deadline will be effective for the General Election in November.
Since the July 30th deadline is fast approaching, voters might want to consider hand delivering their completed applications/updates to the elections office or to their local library. The elections office is now located at 1898 E. Burleigh Blvd., Tavares, FL 32778, and their mailing address is P.O. Box 457, Tavares, FL 32778. For a listing of libraries located throughout the county, visit: https://www.mylakelibrary.org/libraries/.
Voters are also advised to let the elections office know if they have moved, have a name change, or have any other updates since they last voted. To determine if they need to make any changes to their record, voters can visit: https://lakevotes.com/voting/verify or call 352.343.9734 to verify what is currently on file. “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.