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Voters, are you ready?

Absentee voting

Absentee requests are currently being accepted by the supervisor of elections. Any voter may request an absentee ballot, and you don't need a special reason to request an absentee ballot.

A voter may request an absentee ballot in one of the following ways:

By phone: (352) 754-4125.

By fax: (352) 754-4425 When requesting by fax, the following information is needed: the voter's name, signature, date of birth, address, phone number, home address, address where the voter wants the ballot mailed and the election the voter is requesting the ballot for — primary or general.

By e-mail: awilliams@hernandocounty.us When requesting by e-mail, the following information is needed: the voter's name, date of birth, address, phone number, home address, address where the voter wants the ballot mailed and the election the voter is requesting the ballot for — primary or general.

On the web: hernandovotes.com

In person at one of the elections offices: Brooksville office, 20 N Main St., Room 165, Brooksville; Spring Hill office, 7443 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill.

The deadline to request that an absentee ballot be mailed for the primary election is 5 p.m. Aug. 18.

Sample ballots

Sample ballots are available at hernandovotes.com/SampleBallots.htm. Sample ballots will also be printed in the Aug. 22 edition of the Hernando Times.

Early voting

Early voting is under way in Hernando County and runs through Aug. 21. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Early voting is available at the main office and the branch office of the supervisor elections:

Main office: 20 N Main St., Room 165, Brooksville.

Branch office: 7443 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill.

Registered voters should bring ID with photo and signature, such as a driver's license, to vote.

Primary election day

The polls will be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Bring ID with photo and signature, such as a driver's license, to vote. You must vote in the precinct in which you live.

A new precinct, Precinct 57, has been created this year. The polling place for the precinct is in Sterling Hill at the Sterling Hill Clubhouse South, 4250 Sterling Hill Blvd., Spring Hill. Precinct 57 is composed of the residents of Sterling Hill.

Some voters will be voting at new polling places.

• Voters in Precinct 11 now vote at South Brooksville Community Center, 601 E Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Brooksville.

• Voters in Precinct 24 now vote in a new building at Christian Church in the Wildwood, 9531 Country Road, Weeki Wachee.

• Voters in Precinct 29 now vote at Dayspring Presbyterian Church, 6000 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill.

Voter registration

Voter registration for the Aug. 24 primary election is closed. The registration deadline for the Nov. 2 general election is Oct. 4.

Editor's note: This edition of Know Your Candidates features races that will be on the Aug. 24 primary ballot. Another edition of Know Your Candidates will be published in October, in advance of the Nov. 2 general election.

Voters, are you ready? 08/10/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, August 10, 2010 10:42pm]

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