The Villages Voice - August 2010

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Sumter County Vote Notes

by Karen Krauss, Supervisor of Elections


Are we ready to go vote?  The election season is officially here.  Months of past performance review and brainstorming has merged into a tangible plan which has been put into action.  Execution of an election plan requires coordination of efforts, checks and balances as all tasks are dependent upon each other.  Eventually the pieces come together to create the big picture.

By now you should have received your sample ballot in the mail.  If for some reason you did not receive one, the sample ballot will be published in the Daily Sun, Sumter Express and Sumter County Times the first week in August.  The sample ballots can also be found on our website at  Sample ballots will also be available at the early voting sites and at every precinct.

I do encourage voters to mark their sample ballots ahead of time and you are allowed to bring them with you to vote.  Our Primary ballot will be relatively small but our General Election ballot is going to be quite long due to numerous amendments.  The General Election is November 2, 2010.

Early voting begins August 9th through August 21st at the Villages Library, Supervisor of Elections offices at the Villages Annex, Wildwood Shopping Center and Main office in Bushnell. Monday through Saturday each week from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (No Sunday Voting) Again, if you missed the early voting ad information, it can be found on our website.

REMEMBER.. bring your photo and signature ID with you to vote.  If you do not have it, you will be allowed to vote a provisional ballot and the canvassing board will determine eligibility.

REMEMBER.. do not go to the early voting sites on Election Day, August 24th.  Election Day you must vote at your designated precinct.  Election Day the polls are open from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. (please bring that photo and signature ID to the polls).

You are invited to visit our website election night to get Sumter County election results.

I wish you “Happy Voting” and if we can be of assistance to you, please let us know.  Remember Sumter County is always at the top of the list statewide when it comes to voter turnout… Why? Because our voter’s ROCK!!

QUOTE FOR THE MONTH:  A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.

Karen S. Krauss, Supervisor of Elections

Sumter County