This year Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida is piloting a voter registration program called Vote Out Hunger. Second Harvest, along with the Feeding America network of 200 food banks across the country, are encouraging advocates, supporters, donors, feeding partners and most importantly clients, to make sure they’re registered to vote in the upcoming 2020 Presidential Election. Second Harvest is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization and does not support or oppose any candidate.
Why should you vote?
Your vote this November can help decide the future of crucial programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), how many kids get school meals, and whether fighting hunger is a priority for lawmakers.
How can you vote?
There are three ways you can vote:
- Vote By Mail
- Early Voting
- Election Day Voting
- Vote By Mail
The state of Florida previously created vote by mail as an option for the vast transient community our state has. Now, this option is a crucial and important form of voting during the COVID-19 pandemic. The ballot your request will allow you to vote via mail, but can also be dropped off at an early voting location or at the Supervisor of Elections office on Election Day. Once you receive your ballot, fill it out and return it in the provided envelope. Make sure you sign the outside of your ballot prior to sending it so it can be counted.
The deadline to register for a Vote By Mail ballot is October 24th by 5 PM. Your ballot must be received by Election Day no later than 7 PM or it will not be counted. If you are mailing it, please make sure to send it one week prior to the election to ensure it is received and counted. To request a Vote By Mail ballot, click on the county you reside in below.
- Early Voting
A voter may cast their ballot prior to Election Day at a location designated by their County Supervisor of Elections. Early voting is required for any election that has a state or federal race. Each Supervisor of Election office can dictate how long the early voting period is for their county. You may visit any Early Voting location in the county you are registered to vote in to vote for that election. Click on the county you reside in below for Early Voting dates.
- Election Day
Election Day is on November 3rd. The polls are open on Election Day from 7 AM until 7 PM. If you are in line waiting to vote at 7 PM, you will still have the opportunity to cast a ballot.
On Election Day, you will need to visit your polling location. You can find that on your Voter Registration ID or by using the Voter Information Lookup.
For information on how to register to vote, update or check your voter registration, and all the different ways you can vote, click on the corresponding page for the county you live in below:
Vote Out Hunger Brevard County
Vote Out Hunger Lake County
Vote Out Hunger Orange County
Vote Out Hunger Osceola County
Vote Out Hunger Seminole County
Vote Out Hunger Volusia County