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Ormond Beach Observer Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012 6 years ago

More than 3,000 residents cast early votes


More than 3,000 Ormond Beach residents cast votes during the first three days of early voting, which began Oct. 27 and will end Nov. 3.


In the two days following the Oct. 27 start of early voting, 3,683 Ormond Beach residents had cast their ballots at the Ormond Beach Regional Library. Early voting will continue through Nov. 2.

Voting totals for the first three days were 1,233 (Oct. 27), 1,177 (Oct. 28) and 1,273 (Oct. 29).

Acceptable forms of identification at the polls are a Florida driver's license, a Florida I.D. card issued by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, a United States passport, a debit or credit card, or identification through the military, a school, a retirement center, a neighborhood association or a public-assistance group.

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Election Day. Any voter who is standing in line at 7 p.m. will be eligible to cast a vote.

There are 12 voting locations in Ormond Beach. All voters' designated polling locations are assigned on their Voter Information Cards.

No such thing as a free ride — except on Election Day

The Volusia County Elections Office and Votran will continue offering free rides to the polls on Election Day, for riders who show a valid voter I.D..

Voters are encouraged to check Votran schedules for arrival and departure times, as well as bus routes.

Free rides are also offered to residents who, because of physical or mental disability or age, cannot transport themselves or use fixed-route bus service

Call 424-6800 or visit

Talk the talk, and walk with the manager

November's Walking with the Manager will be held 8 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at the helipad at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center, 301 Memorial Medical Parkway. The pad is located on the east side of the hospital.

“Event Parking” signs will direct traffic to the event's designated parking area.


Redbay ambrosia beetles, which sometimes carry laurel wilt disease inside pouches in their head, can spread the disease to red bay, silk bay, swamp bay and avocado trees.

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