Central Florida election officials work to ensure Hurricane Ian doesn’t impact voting

OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. — Election offices are taking steps right now to make sure people can vote in the upcoming election that is only 32 days away.


The concern now is whether the flooding that has forced so many out of their homes could keep some from the polls.

The Supervisor of Elections Office in Osceola County said staff will come to Heritage Park to help people get their vote-by-mail ballots submitted. However, those who were waiting for ballots in places like Good Samaritan Village can’t go home.

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The supervisor said they have asked management at Good Samaritan to assist in reaching out to those residents displaced.

A check of polling places in the county by the supervisor showed they will all be ready for November.

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Officials in Seminole County said if a voter has been displaced because of the storm, they can complete a mail ballot request form to provide the new address for the ballot to be mailed to. Residents can click here to access the form.

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