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Editor’s note: The entire OCN team contributed to this project. Reporters Lily Kyle and Kathryn Brudzinski compiled candidate profile information, and team members Isaac Babcock, Jenny Babcock and Alex Babcock edited the enormous amount of copy in this guide.
We’re all about the power of local information, which is why we’re so pleased to welcome you to Oviedo Community News’ 2022 local election voter guide!
This guide provides nonpartisan information about each candidate as well as general information about voting and the election. OCN does not endorse candidates or provide opinions. Find our ethics policy here.
The OCN team has spent months learning about Greater Oviedo and Winter Springs’ priorities in the Nov. 8 election through our online survey and by collecting questions voters have for local candidates vying for their vote.
We posed the voter-submitted questions that we collected, as well as some questions we formed based on your priorities, to the local candidates. We sent the candidates the questions in writing and they were given a 50-word cap for each question in order to make the guide more digestible.
Some candidates did not participate in the guide but all were given the opportunity. In Oviedo, all three candidates for the City Council were uncontested and they did not submit answers. The same goes for the uncontested candidates for the Soil & Water Conservation District Supervisor positions. You can still click on the Oviedo below to find profile information for each candidate.
As for local amendments, there was a snafu with the Oviedo ballot concerning a local ordinance, which will now go to a special election this coming spring. Read that story here.
Clink the race below to find candidate information and their Q&As. The Orlando Sentinel’s voter guide has information on state-level races and candidates.
Mark Caruso, Kevin McCann, Brandon Morrisey
Kevin Cannon, Victoria Colangelo
TiAnna Hale, Cade Resnick
Board of County Commissioners
Katrina Shadix, Jay Zembower
Amy Lockhart, Patricia Smith
Sean Cooper, Jacqueline “Kelley” Davis
Dana Fernandez, Autumn Garick
Carsandra “Sandy” Buie, Kenneth “Ken” Lester
Soil & Water Conservation District Supervisor
Sarah Hall, Jennifer Webb
Megan Betche, Gabrielle Milch
General Election information
Cast your vote from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8 at your assigned polling place. Find that location here.
To cast your vote early, visit any county early voting site between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. from Monday, Oct. 24. Through Sunday, Nov. 6.
Here are two local sites:
- The Oviedo Aquatic Center, 148 Oviedo Boulevard, Oviedo
- The Oviedo Library, 310 Division St, Oviedo
Find a full early voting site list here.
Vote-by-mail ballots have already been sent out to those voters who requested one. The deadline to request a mailed vote-by-mail ballot is by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29 (10 days prior to the election). Voters can pick up a vote-by-mail ballot any time at the Supervisor of Elections office located at 1500 E. Airport Blvd. in Sanford.
Ballots must be received by 7 p.m. on Nov. 8 at the Supervisor of Elections office in order to be counted.
You can track a mailed ballot here.
Find more information about mail-in voting, including how to assign someone else to pick up your ballot, what to do if you’ve recently moved and how to avoid having your signature shown on the ballot envelope here.