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Votran, Elections Office partner to give free ride to the poll
Votran and the Volusia County Elections Office are partnering to offer free rides to the polls for registered voters.

Transportation to early voting sites, primary election polls Aug. 26, and the general election polls Nov. 4 will be provided free to Votran riders with a valid voter ID.

“The program provides voters who lack personal transportation an equal opportunity to vote,” said Ann McFall, Volusia County’s supervisor of elections.

The “Ride free with your voter ID” program also is available to residents registered with Votran’s Gold Service. Gold Service users must schedule their trip a day in advance. Gold Service is available to persons who, because of physical or mental disability or age, are unable to transport themselves and cannot use fixed-route bus service.

“We are excited to partner with Votran again,” said McFall. “This program opens the voting process to many residents who have been unable to vote. This is a great example of county services working together.”

For more information, call 386-761-7700 in Daytona Beach, 386-424-6800 in New Smyrna Beach, or 386-943-7033 in West Volusia. Visit Votran on the web at

League of Women Voters posts candidates’ responses to questions on website
The League of Women Voters of Volusia County (LWVVC) has made information on candidates in contested nonpartisan countywide, municipal, and local judicial races available to residents of Volusia County.

Seventy-six candidates responded to specific questions relating to the offices sought and areas to be represented. In late June, the LWVVC contacted all candidates for local offices who were not automatically elected due to lack of opposition.

Responses are posted on the website exactly as received with no editing of content by LWVVC.

Aug. 4 was the deadline for candidates to submit responses.

To view the questions and candidates’ responses, visit

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization that works to encourage the active participation of citizens in government, influence public policy through citizen education and advocacy, and empower citizens to shape better communities.

For questions about the project, contact Candidates Questionnaire Project Chair Sandy Horikami at

Audobon offering bird-watching workshop
Halifax River Audubon will provide a beginner bird-watching workshop, including three indoor classroom sessions and three outdoor sessions.

Indoor sessions will be held at Prince of Peace Church Hall, 600 S. Nova Road, Ormond Beach on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 28, Nov. 4 and Nov. 11.

Outdoor workshops will be held at Tomoka State Park on Nov. 1 under the Dunlawton Bridge in Port Orange on Nov. 8 and Merritt Island NWR in Titusville on Nov. 15.

Call 386-253-1166 for more information. Download the application form at the chapter website:



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