Early voting in Florida will begin on Saturday, October 27th from 7 AM to 7 PM every day, including weekends until November 3rd. The official Election Day is on November 6th.. This year is a Presidential Election year and it is one that could change the face of our country for decades to come. We need to vote and to do so based on facts, not on rumors or hearsay. So learn all you can about the truth of the various issues and be an intelligent and well-informed voter! You can get more information about early voting and where you can do it at: www.pascovotes.com
Here in Florida we will also be voting for a Senator to send to Washington and on several state consitutional amendments which are lengthy to say the least. If you got the above sample ballot, read it before you get to the polling booth. Trust me, it takes some thought to understand exactly what the amendments are about. So please read them carefully and be sure you understand what they mean, and then vote for or against them.
This is an important election year so I hope many of you will exercise your right to vote. No advice on who to vote for, but I do have my preferences, of course.
You will need a photo ID with a signature in order to vote. The one they suggested in the letter they sent to me is our Florida drivers licenses or Florida ID cards since they both should have your photo AND your signature on them. I think your passport would probably work as well. If you don't have either, you can vote using a provisional ballot.
For more information you can visit the Pasco County Supervisor of Election's (see link below for other counties) site at: http://www.pascovotes.com/ There you will find where you can vote early and where you can vote on the official election day if you decide to wait until November 6, 2012.
At that site they also have many other links for information on the process, the candidates, voter requirements, voting locations, etc. If you need to, you can also call the Supervisor's office at: 1-800-851-8754 I believe you can also request an absentee ballot. But check with them ASAP to confirm that. Personally, I prefer to vote in person and vote early. It is easy and quick. Much better than waiting in line on the actual election day.
For other Florida counties you can click on the following link to find your county's Supervisor of Elections: http://election.dos.state.fl.us/SOE/supervisor_elections.asp At this site you can search via a map or a list. Makes it easy to find the site of your county so you can get information that is specifically meant for you.
So, get out there and VOTE!!!! If you do not vote, you cannot complain later about who gets elected!
John Elwell - REALTOR
Bill Nye Realty, Inc.
Licensed in Florida