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Early voting for the primary election starts Monday in Central Florida

ORLANDO, Fla. — Early voting in the 2022 primary election starts Monday for Central Florida, and specifically for Orange County.

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Florida is a closed-primary state, which means only registered voters who identify with a political party are able to vote in the primary election.

For many residents, there will be a lot of items on the ballot that will need their decisions.

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Rep. Anna Eskamani, who is running for re-election, visited Orlando for an event with governor nominee Charlie Christ.

She said it’s important for people to cast their ballots early and plan ahead, especially when busy schedules can get in the way of Election Day.

“This is a primary, so not only do we have the partisan races that are important, we have school board races, county commissioners,” Eskamani said. “Some of these elections will be determined in this August election.”

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Orange County polls will be open Sunday through Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Early voting will last through Aug. 21.

Other Central Florida counties start early voting later this week.

The following is a list of the dates and hours of operation for each county:

Osceola County

- Monday, Aug. 8, to Saturday, Aug. 21

- 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Lake County

- Thursday, Aug. 11, through Saturday, Aug. 20

- 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Brevard County

- Saturday, Aug. 13 through Saturday, Aug. 20

- Hours of operation:

- Monday - Friday - 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

- Saturday - Sunday - 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Seminole County

- Saturday, Aug. 13, through Saturday, Aug. 20

- 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Volusia County

- Saturday, Aug. 13, through Saturday, Aug. 20

- 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Flagler County

- Saturday, Aug. 13, through Saturday, Aug.  20

- 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Marion County

- Saturday, Aug. 13, through Saturday, Aug. 20

- 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sumter County

- Saturday, Aug. 13, through Saturday, Aug. 20

- 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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