Early voting up and running in all Central Florida counties starting Saturday

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On Saturday, early voting will kick into full swing in Central Florida.

Eligible voters in all counties in the Channel 9 viewing area will be able head to the polls ahead of the state’s upcoming primary election on Aug. 23.

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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.

Big decisions for Democratic voters this time around will include choices for governor, attorney general and U.S. senator.

Early voting in Florida’s primary started on Monday in Orange and Osceola counties and on Thursday for Lake county residents.

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On Saturday, Aug. 13, early voting begins in these other local counties: Brevard, Seminole, Volusia, Flagler, Marion and Sumter.

Here’s a breakdown of early voting dates, hours and locations by county:

Orange County

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

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

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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Residents who plan to vote by mail, listen up: You must request your ballot by this Saturday, Aug. 13.

Beginning this year, you’ll need to provide your Florida driver’s license number, Florida ID number or the last four digits of your Social Security number.

In addition, signatures on mail-in ballots will likely come under even more scrutiny from partisan observers, so make sure yours matches.

Voters have until 5 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 25 to fix signatures that don’t match the ones on file and any other issues with ballots.

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Voters should make sure their registration includes a a good telephone number and email address so they can be notified if there’s a problem.

Florida’s 2022 primary election will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 23.

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