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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 Began Sending Vote-by-Mail Ballots on September 24th

Tavares, Fla.— The Lake County Supervisor of Elections office sent its first mailing of requested vote-by-mail ballots to domestic voters yesterday, September 24th, for the upcoming General Election.

“In our initial mailing we sent 66,721 ballots to voters with a current request on file. We will be mailing them daily as new requests are received. The last day our office can mail out ballots is October 26th,” commented Lake County Supervisor, Alan Hays. Voters must have their request in for a vote-by-mail ballot by 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 24th to be included in these mailings. Voters who are unsure as to whether they have a current request in the system can check online at: If a current request is not noted, a request can be made by following the prompts on the screen. Voters should also confirm the address on file is their current address to ensure the mail ballot is sent to the correct address.

Voters are urged to mark and return their ballot to the elections office as soon as they receive the ballot. The voted ballot MUST BE RECEIVED in the elections office no later than 7 p.m. on Election Day, November 3rd. Postage is paid to return via mail. Voted mail ballots may be dropped off at any early voting site during the Early Voting period of October 19th - 31st (between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.). Voted mail ballots may also be deposited in the curbside secure drop box located in the elections office parking lot at 1898 E. Burleigh Blvd in Tavares until 7 p.m. on Election Day.

The voter’s signature is required on the outside of the ballot return envelope. The signature on the return envelope will be compared to the signature on file with the Supervisor of Elections office. Voters can learn more about updating their signature by contacting the office at 352.343.9734. Voters are encouraged to provide email address and cell numbers for contact if a missing or mismatched signature occurs.

Voters who receive a mail ballot and decide to vote in person should bring their ballot to their polling location so it can be cancelled. They will then be issued a new ballot to vote at the polls. Be assured voting by mail (formerly absentee voting) is a well-established process in Florida. Many safeguards are in place to ensure your ballot is secure. To learn more about vote-by-mail processing in Lake County, please review the Vote-by-Mail Infographic posted on the homepage at Additional voter education resources are available including a video with Supervisor Hays outlining how to request a vote-by-mail ballot and how the ballots are processed once received in their office. Voters may access the video by clicking the link: “Voters who have questions regarding voting by mail or any other voting option are welcome to call 352.343.9734 and our staff will be happy to assist,” Hays offered.

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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