Volusia County Supervisor of Elections Lisa Lewis: Monday is the deadline to register to vote in Aug. 30 primary

Volusia County Supervisor of Elections Lisa Lewis / Headline SurferDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Monday is the deadline to register to vote or update your party affiliation in Volusia County and elsewhere across the Sunshine State in order to participate in the Aug. 30 primary.

"Voters are encouraged to double check their voter registration information, update their signatures, and be aware of the following deadlines in advance of the 2016 Primary Election on Tuesday, Aug. 30," Volusia County Supervisor of Elections Lisa Lewis stressed in a public service announcement emailed to Headline Surfer.

"Voters are encouraged to double check their voter registration information, update their signatures, and be aware of the following deadlines in advance of the 2016 Primary Election on Tuesday, Aug. 30," Volusia County Supervisor of Elections Lisa Lewis stressed in a public service announcement emailed to Headline Surfer.

A person can drop off a voter registration application at any public library. Also, applications sent by mail and post-marked by Aug.1 will be accepted, she said, adding they have several options to exercise their right to vote: Voting-by-mail (formerly known as absentee), early voting at select locations or voting at the polls on Election Day.

"Individuals not registered to vote in the State of Florida must submit a completed voter registration application by Monday, August 1, in order to participate in Florida’s Primary Election," Lewis stressed.

Voters who are already registered, however, and want to change their political party affiliation must update their voter registration information by Monday's deadline in order to have the change in effect for Florida’s Primary Election.

Voters can check their current voter registration status and polling place by accessing the website at www.volusia.org.

An update to a voter’s signature for provisional and vote-by-mail (formerly absentee) ballot verification purposes for the Primary Election must be submitted no later than the start of the canvassing of absentee ballots, which may start as early as Aug. 15. If already registered, voters may update their name and address on their registration at any time by notifying the Supervisor of Elections office.  

For additional information, please call the Supervisor of Elections office at 386-736-5930 or go online to www.volusiaelections.org.

FAST FACTS: By the Numbers

Registered Voters in Volusia County as of July 29 (including active & inactive) are as follows:
• Democrats: 134,215;
• Republicans: 129,479;
• No Party Affiliation or NPA: 97,895;
• Other: 12,683;
Total Registered Voters: 374,272.
 
 
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