Post-Hurricane Matthew: Volusia County gov't closed Monday, but Supervisor of Elections Office will be open for voter registration

Volusia County registration totals / Headline SurferHeadline Surfer Graphics / Lisa Lewis, Volusia County's supervisor of elections wants to make sure everyone gets a chance to register to vote, despite Hurricane Matthew, which forced the closing of county government offices Thursday and Friday in Daytona Beach, DeLand, New Smyrna Beach and Deltona. Volusia County government offices again will be closed on Monday except that of Supervisor of Elections. Shown here are the voter registration totals as of Oct. 4. 
 
By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

DELAND, Fla -- Although county offices will be closed on Monday due to clean up from Hurricane Matthew; the Department of Elections will be open from 8 am to 5 pm.

Supervisor of Elections Lisa Lewis and her staff are reporting for work because she wants to give everyone who hasn't yet registered to vote in the Nov. 8 elections, the chance to do do so with Tuesday's deadline looming. 

"I want anyone who would like to register to vote to have the opportunity," Volusia County Supervisor of Elections Lisa Lewis said in an email to Headlinhe Surfer and other media outlets. "The deadline to register for the November 8 General Election is October 11. Our office will be open normal hours on Monday and we will be open until 7 pm Tuesday, October 11. For further assistance, please call my cell 386-8786100. Have a great evening!"

Lisa Lewis, Volusia County Supervisor of Elections / Headline Surfer"I want anyone who would like to register to vote to have the opportunity," Volusia County Supervisor of Elections Lisa Lewis said in an email to Headlinhe Surfer and other media outlets. "The deadline to register for the November 8 General Election is October 11. Our office will be open normal hours on Monday and we will be open until 7 pm Tuesday, October 11. For further assistance, please call my cell 386-8786100. Have a great evening!"

 

The Office of the Supervisor of Elections is located on the first floor of the Hidstoric Volusia County Courthouse, 125 W. New York Ave., DeLand. 

As of Oct. 4, Volusia County registered voters numbered 380,683: Comprised of 135,834 Democrats, 132,041 Republicans, 100,3143 NPAs (non-party afiliation) and 12,665 as other.
 

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area in Central Florida, via HeadlineSurfer.com. Specializing in breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most experienced reporters with dozens of journalism-industry awards in print & digital mediums. Frederick is enrolled online at Full Sail University in Winter Garden, FL, where he's pursuing a Master of Arts degree in New Media/Journalism (graduation in March 2018). Frederick earned his BA in Political Science/Public Admin. (concentration in Writing) from Central Connecticut State University, in 1984, where he recieved the President's Citation for "academic excellence & outstanding campus/community service." Prior to myriad duties as publisher/award-winning journalist of Headline Surfer, 2008-present; Frederick was city hall reporter for the Palatka (FL) Daily News, 2007-2008; city editor of the Taunton (MA) Daily Gazette, 2005-2006; cops & courts/legal affairs writer for the Daytona Beach News-Journal, 1996-2004; and cops & courts reporter for the Rockland (NY) Journal-News/Gannett Suburban Newspapers, 1989-1996.