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Where to cast ballots early in Flagler, Volusia

DAYTONA TIMES STAFF

For those who have made up their minds about the candidates and are eager to vote in Volusia County, they can do so starting Monday. Early voting started on Aug. 15 in Flagler County.

Residents got a chance to hear from candidates at a forum held at Allen Chapel AME Church in Daytona Beach on Aug. 4. It was sponsored by the Volusia County-Daytona Beach NAACP and local chapters of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity.(DUANE C. FERNANDEZ SR./HARDNOTTSPHOTOGRAPHY.COM)

Residents got a chance to hear from candidates at a forum held at Allen Chapel AME Church in Daytona Beach on Aug. 4. It was sponsored by the Volusia County-Daytona Beach NAACP and local chapters of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity.
(DUANE C. FERNANDEZ SR./HARDNOTTSPHOTOGRAPHY.COM)

Early voting in Volusia is Aug. 20-27 for the Aug. 30 primary election. The hours are Monday-Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. On the Aug. 30 election day, the hours will be 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and voters must then vote at their assigned precinct of record.

Volusia early voting locations
Department of Elections,
Historic Courthouse
125 W. New York Ave., DeLand
Deltona Regional Library
2150 Eustace Ave.
Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island,
105 E. Magnolia Ave.
Ormond Beach Regional Library,
30 S. Beach St.
New Smyrna Beach Regional Library,
1001 S. Dixie Freeway

Flagler early voting locations
Early voting in Flagler County will end on Aug. 27. The voting times are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Aug. 30 election hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The voting sites are:
Flagler County Public Library, 2500 Palm Coast Parkway N.W. (corner of Belle Terre and Palm Coast Parkway)

Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Parkway NE (corner of Clubhouse Drive and Palm Coast Parkway)

Supervisor of Elections office, 1769 E. Moody Boulevard, Building 2, Suite 101, Bunnell (Government Services Building)

Report problems
Voters are encouraged to report any incidents or irregularities.

Volusia County/Daytona Beach NAACP President Cynthia Slater told the Daytona Times last month that the organization would be monitoring sites on Election Day and during early voting.

“Information will be posted on social media outlining steps voters can take if they believe they are being denied their rights. This will include the NAACP national voter’s rights hotline. We will also have staff available to take discrimination complaints,” Slater stated.

With recent issues of employment, terrorism, police brutality, inequality, immigration, injustice and racism in the headlines, organizations are reiterating the urgency of voting.

“There are many important issues at stake, including poverty, employment, gun control, criminal justices, health care, protection of Black lives, fair and equal justice, voter protection and the public safety. We cannot be apathetic when it comes to voting. We must vote as if our lives depend upon it.’’ Slater added.

For more voting information, visit the Flagler Supervisor of Elections office website at flaglerelections.com and the Volusia County Department of Elections at volusiaelections.org.

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