Midterms: Seminole County voter precincts forced to move due to damage caused by Hurricane Ian

SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. — Damage from Hurricane Ian is forcing two voter precincts in Seminole County to move.


With less than a month to go before midterm election day, the county Supervisor of Elections Office is scrambling to make sure voters know where they need to go to cast their ballots.

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Sanford Memorial Stadium is one of the two locations that will not be ready for election day, according to the Supervisor of Elections office. However, they say they already have two new locations selected.

“It’s been a process of contacting all of our locations and reaching out and making sure that they were all doing okay,” Kyndle Cobb, Spokesperson for the Supervisor of Elections Office said. “Even some still suffered a little bit of damage, water damage, whatever that may be, but for the most part, 80 out of 82 is not bad.”

Part of the roof at Sanford’s Memorial Baseball stadium is still missing, and Riverside Park in Oviedo remains surrounded by yellow tape.

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Election officials say the Reformed Theological Seminary on Reformation Drive will be the replacement for Riverside Park.

Voters who planned to go to Sanford Memorial Stadium will not go to the Sanford Church of Christ on S. Park Ave., which has served as a polling place in the past.

Cobb says they’re now working to inform those voters who are affected by the move. He says voters for those two precincts will receive postcards in the mail.

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“It tells them what the former location was, where the new location is going to be. It gives them a nice map on there,” Cobb said. “So those voters should be on the lookout for hopefully those getting into their mail sometime next week, or very early the next.

The Sanford Library and Oviedo Library, which are both closed due to water damage, won’t be affected.

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Jeff Levkulich

Jeff Levkulich, WFTV.com

Jeff Levkulich joined the Eyewitness News team as a reporter in June 2015.