More than one-third of the voters registered to the polling precinct at UCF have already cast their ballots in the Florida primaries.
The polling station, located on the south wall of the CFE Arena at The Venue, is open today from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
At the time of publishing, a total of 237 voters had cast their ballots at UCF, including 184 regular ballots, 41 early ballots and 12 absentee ballots, according to the Orange County Supervisor of Elections website. This represents 37.38 percent of voters registered to appear at precinct 538, which represents UCF.
Voters must appear at their registered polling precincts to cast a ballot in the Florida primaries. Because Florida is a closed primary state, voters may only cast a ballot for candidates of their registered party. Unaffiliated voters will receive a nonpartisan ballot that allows them to vote on “judicial and school board offices, as well as local referendum questions,” according to the elections website.
Bernard Wilchusky is the Editor-in-Chief of the Central Florida Future. You can reach him by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @cameradudeman.