Volusia County Supervisor of Elections Lisa Lewis: Voter registration deadline extended through Tuesday

Lisa Lewis / Headline SurferPhotos for Headline Surfer / Lisa Lewis is shown with her husband at her swearing in ceremony in May after she was named interim Supervisor of Elections by Gov. Rick Scott, replacing Ann McFall, who retired. Lewis' husband, Dwight Lewis, a retired county councilman, raises his right hand in jest as Circuit Judge James R. Clayton looks on with a laugh. Lisa Lewis was the highest vote-getter percentage-wise in the Aug. 30 primary, winning election outright for the countywide post of supervisor of elections with 64.2 percent of the votes among four candidates. Lewis is shown here operating one of the voting machine counters.
 

HENRY FREDERICK

Headline Surfer
 
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- A federal court judge has ordered the voter registration deadline to be extended through Tuesday.

Supervisor of Elections Lisa Lewis is asking voters to note the upcoming voter registration deadline for the General Election on Nov. 8. 

"The book closing date for the upcoming Nov. 8, 2016 election is Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016," Lewis told Headline Surfer. "By Florida law, a person must be registered at least 29 days prior to an election, in order to be eligible to vote in that election. The application is available online and must be printed and signed, delivered or postmarked by Oct. 18. Registration applications can be downloaded from the Department of Elections website at www.volusia.org/elections.

Lisa Lewis / Headline Surfer"The book closing date for the upcoming Nov. 8, 2016 election is Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016," Volusia County Supervisor of Elections Lisa Lewis told Headline Surfer.

"By Florida law, a person must be registered at least 29 days prior to an election, in order to be eligible to vote in that election. The application is available online and must be printed and signed, delivered or postmarked by Oct. 18. Registration applications can be downloaded from the Department of Elections website at www.volusia.org/elections.

The Elections Office will be open for extended hours weekdays up to and including Tuesday to accept voter registration applications. Hours will be from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Volusia County Historic Courthouse, 125 West New York Ave., DeLand.

Vote-by-Mail Ballots (absentee): Many ballots and/or return envelopes have been damaged due to the weather or if a voter has not received their ballot; we are asking voters to please contact the department. The elections office  will issue a replacement. You may call, 386-736-5930 or send an email, votebymail@volusia.org.

Should you have additional questions, please contact the Department of Elections at 386-736-5930 or 386-254-4690 or 386-423-3311.

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com since 2008. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed close to a hundred award-winning byline stories nearly evenly split in print and digital platforms. Frederick earned his Master of Arts in New Media Journalism with academic honors from Full Sail University in Winter Park in February 2019. He was a metro reporter with the Daytona Beach News-Journal for nearly a decade and then served as a city editor for the Taunton Daily Gazette in Taunton, Mass, while maintaining a residence in Central Florida. Prior to moving to Florida, Frederick was a metro reporter for the Rockland Journal-News in West Nyack, NY, for seven years. Headline Surfer was named the Sunshine State's top internet news site by the Florida Press Club in 2018.