Alan Hays, Lake County Supervisor of Elections, announces polling place changes which will be in effect for the upcoming General Election scheduled for . He is advising all voters to double check their voter information cards for current precinct information prior to heading to the polls. The following outlines the specific precincts and polling places impacted by the changes:
Precinct 7 has been consolidated into Precinct 62. Former Precinct 7 voters will no longer vote at Umatilla City Hall. They will now vote at Precinct 62 which is located at Southside Umatilla Community Center. The Community Center’s address is 17107 Ball Park Road in Umatilla.
Precinct 10 moved from their location at The Leesburg Community Building on Dixie Avenue to Rogers Park, located at 610 S. 9th Street in Leesburg.
Precinct 12 moved from their location at The Eagles Club on Haywood Worm Farm Road in Okahumpka to Leesburg First Baptist Church South Campus, located at 25900 U.S. Highway 27 in Leesburg.
Precinct 20 is a new precinct located at The Villages of Fruitland Park, Moyer Village Recreation Center, 3000 Moyer Loop, The Villages. Some voters who previously voted in Precinct 25 are now in Precinct 20 and will vote in the Moyer Village Recreation Center. Others in Precinct 25 will continue to vote at the United Methodist Church on College Avenue in Fruitland Park.
Precinct 26 moved from the Florida Army National Guard Armory located at 400 W. Meadow Street in Leesburg to the Leesburg Public Library, located at 100 E. Main Street in Leesburg.
Precinct 36 is a new precinct and will now be the precinct in which the Arlington Ridge Community will vote. The new precinct is located at Fairfax Hall, 4475 Arlington Ridge Boulevard in Leesburg.
Precinct 82 was moved from Cagan Crossings Community Library in Clermont to The Lord’s House located at 2113 Ruby Red Blvd., #C in Clermont.
Precinct 107 was moved from the Welcome Center on Highway 27 to The Woodlands at Church Lake located at 6100 Heritage Dr. in Groveland.
Voters impacted by these precinct/polling place changes were mailed updated voter information cards denoting their new polling place location. On Election Day, signage will also be noted at the old polling location sites directing voters to the new locations. Voters can also visit the Lake County Supervisor of Elections website at https://lakevotes.com/voting/precinct-finder for up-to-date precinct and polling location information.
“These polling place changes were already in effect during the Primary Election, but we wanted to make sure voters were aware of the changes, so we decided to share the information again, ” commented Hays. “We take many factors into consideration before making a polling place change. Some of those factors include ease of access, parking, ability to accommodate equipment, and in instances where precincts were consolidated, a more cost-effective and efficient option for the citizens of Lake County. New precincts were added to reflect area population growth and are designed to meet the needs of Lake County voters,” Hays further elaborated.
In addition to polling place changes effective for Election Day, there have been some updates to Early Voting sites. Early Voting runs from October 22nd – November 3rd. Hours of Early Voting are from 10 am to 6 pm each day. The new Lake County Supervisor of Elections Office, located at 1898 E. Burleigh Blvd., Tavares will serve as the tenth Early Voting Site. The Eustis Service Center located at 301 W. Ward Avenue, Eustis will now be the Early Voting Site in Eustis. Lake Receptions, located at 4425 N. Highway 19A, Mount Dora, FL 32757 will be the new site in Mount Dora. Eustis and Mount Dora libraries will no longer host early voting. For a complete listing of Early Voting sites visit: https://lakevotes.com/voting/early.