Vote NOW!

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milt thomas

This year’s election is driving people to vote in historic numbers. As of this moment, 70 million people have cast their ballots, half of the entire vote totals from 2016. Early and mail-in voting to avoid in-person contact have produced those numbers. However, if you plan to mail in your ballot, it is probably too late!

Even living here in Indian River County, your mailed ballot goes through Orlando along with an untold number of other ballots headed for who knows where. With all the warnings about the US Postal Service being swamped along with recent policy changes that could slow down the mail even further, your best bet is to do one of the following:

Vote in person early – you have until 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 31 to vote at one of three locations: Supervisor of Elections office at 4375 43rd Avenue in Vero Beach; Main Library at 1600 21st Street in Vero Beach; Sebastian City Hall Council Chambers, 1225 Main Street in Sebastian.

Hand deliver your ballot to a drop box – They are located at the early voting sites listed above; otherwise, a drop box is available at the Supervisor of Elections office 24/7.

Vote in person on Election Day – Voting locations are listed by precinct. If you are unsure where your precinct is located, click here.

With more than 50% of registered voters already submitting a ballot, Indian River County has not experienced the kinds of problems being faced in many other cities and states (over 300 voting lawsuits already filed), and no problems are expected. In fact, you can track the status of your ballot at (click here).

If you haven’t voted, the time to act is NOW!

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