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Early voting kicks off Saturday

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Early voting for the Aug. 23 Seminole County primary election runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 13-20. Once early voting starts, there will be a wait time widget so you can see how long the lines are before you go. Find that and your polling place here.

If you’re voting by mail, your ballot must be received by the Seminole County Supervisor of Elections Office by 7 p.m. on Election Day. Get more information about vote-by-mail here.

The open seats on the Seminole County Board of Commissioners and the Seminole County Public School Board, as well as the County Court Judge position and Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor positions, are all voted for countywide, meaning all greater Oviedo and Winter Springs residents can participate in their election.

Find a full list of candidates here. You can check out who your local representative is on the district map below but the elected officials are meant to serve everyone in the county.

The Seminole County Commission and School Board share the same district map. The image is courtesy of Seminole County.

The City of Winter Springs and the City of Oviedo races will be in the Nov. 8 General Election only. Candidates can still enter for both races. Oviedo candidates must qualify by Aug. 12. The incumbents are listed below. Winter Springs candidates can qualify through Sept. 2.

For information on candidates throughout Central Florida, check out the Orlando Sentinel’s voter guide.

Send us your questions

Many newsrooms decide which topics to cover when interviewing candidates. 

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At OCN, we believe that the people for whose vote the political hopefuls are vying are the people they should answer to.

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For the second year, OCN is putting the power with the people by collecting your questions and concerns and then passing those along to the candidates in the Nov. 8 election. We’ll publish their answers to help you decide whether they’re the right representative for you.


Share your priorities for the upcoming Seminole County election by Sept. 26. Your answers will help direct our reporting as we develop a local election guide, which will be published in the Early Bird newsletter and the Oviedo Community News website before the General Election. We will pose your questions to the candidates so that you’ll know where they stand on the issues that matter most to you.
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