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A Message from Alan Hays

Lake County's Supervisor of Elections

Tuesday, September 19 is National Voter Registration Day. This non-partisan civic holiday is a day of coordinated events to encourage Americans to get vote ready by registering to vote. Thousands of volunteers and organizations are working together to get communities ready to be at the polls for their next election.

No matter what party you support or what issues matter the most to you, this is a great opportunity to take that first step in exercising one of our most important civil rights as an American citizen--the right to vote. I want to encourage you to become civically engaged because your vote does matter.

If you are already a voter, take time to inspire others to register to vote by sharing why it's important to you. Help raise up the next generation of voters, your child, grandchild, niece, nephew, and even the neighborhood kid through role modeling and conversation. You won't regret sharing your election experiences.

Registering to vote has never been easier! Stop by our office at 1898 E. Burleigh Blvd., Tavares, register online at to vote, or attend a scheduled community outreach event.

Once you are registered to vote consider becoming an election worker. Learn more by selecting the Becoming an Election Worker tab at

I look forward to seeing you at one of our outreach events or at the polls at an upcoming election.

Thank you for the privilege of serving as your Supervisor of Elections.




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Lake County Supervisor of Elections Encourages Voters to Return Their Vote-by-Mail Ballot Before the 7 pm Election Day Deadline

Tavares, FL - Lake County Supervisor of Elections, Alan Hays, is encouraging voters to return their voted mail ballot in time for it to be RECEIVED in the Elections Office before the 7 pm Election Night deadline. “There are several options to ensure your voted mail ballot reaches our office before the deadline,” Hays commented.
“To date, we have mailed out 58,864 ballots and have only received 20,465 back in our office,” Hays shared. Voters who are planning to return their voted mail ballot via mail are encouraged to get them in the mail today. The USPS is advising voters wishing to return their mail ballot to get them in the mail AT LEAST one week prior to the deadline. Since ballots must be RECEIVED in the Elections Office by (NOT POSTMARKED BY) 7 pm on August 18th for the Primary Election, time is of the essence to get them in the mail.
Voters who are concerned about mailing time have other options to return their ballot. In Lake County, Early Voting is currently available until Saturday, August 15th. Sites are open from 10 am to 6 pm. Each Early Voting site has a secure drop box to collect vote-by-mail ballots. Voters can drop off their voted ballot during voting hours during the Early Voting period. The ballots must be deposited in the appropriate receptacle at Early Voting sites. Ballots deposited at Early voting sites are collected by Elections staff and are returned to the Elections Office daily. For a list of Early Voting locations voters can visit our website: and click the Early Voting tab on our homepage.
Voters also have the option of dropping off their voted mail ballot in the secure curbside drop box located in the Elections Office parking lot. The drop box is available 24/7 from now until just before 7 pm on Election Day. “We encourage hand delivery whenever possible when it is this close to the deadline,” Hays further commented.
Keep in mind voted mail ballots CANNOT be accepted at your Election Day polling location. Voters always have the option to vote in person, even if they have requested to vote by mail. They would just need to bring their ballot with them to the polls so the clerk can cancel that ballot and re-issue them a new ballot to vote at the precinct. Voters who did not receive their mail ballot can notify the clerk and will be able to get a ballot reissued as well. If the ballot has not been RECEIVED in the Elections Office, an Election Day or Early Voting ballot may be issued to the voter. “Our electronic poll books will note whether a voter has voted by mail, at an Early Voting site, or at their assigned precinct on Election Day. This prevents a voter from voting twice in the same election,” Hays stated.
“We would like to encourage everyone to participate in this year’s Primary Election; there is something for everyone to vote on, and contests are usually very close,” commented Hays.

Upcoming Events
«October 2023»
  • City of Tavares Roctoberfest

    City of Tavares Roctoberfest

    The Lake County Supervisor of Elections Office will be hosting an Outreach booth at Rocktoberfest on Saturday, October 14th from 11:00am-10:00pm in Wooten Park. Community members can stop by for a variety of voter services including registering to vote, renew for Vote-by-Mail, pick up the newest edition of the Voter Guide, get answers to elections related questions and more. We are looking forward to this incredible event and the opportunity to serve you!

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