UCF’s early voting site is now open on the main campus for the Nov. 3 general election.
The early voting site at the Live Oak Event Center will remain open for two weeks, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day through Sunday, Nov. 1. Anyone who is registered to vote in Orange County — including students, faculty and staff at UCF, as well as the general public — can take advantage of this convenient early voting site.
Parking is available near the Live Oak Event Center in Garage B, across Gemini Boulevard from the Recreation and Wellness Center. Marked parking for voters will be on the first floor of the north side of the garage.
UCF and Orange County elections officials have taken steps to promote safety at the early voting site. Supervisor of Elections Bill Cowles said physical distancing will be enforced, and facial coverings must be worn by both voters and poll workers. Hand sanitizer and extra masks will be available for voters. Plexiglas barriers will separate voters and election workers.
When visiting the early voting site, voters should bring photo and signature identification, such as a Florida driver’s license.
When visiting the early voting site, voters should bring photo and signature identification, such as a Florida driver’s license. Visit the Florida Division of Elections website for a list of acceptable forms of ID.
Students who live on campus also should know the physical address of their UCF residence hall, which may be different than their mailing address. If you don’t know the physical address, poll workers will be on hand to help.
You may instead choose to vote by mail. To request a vote-by-mail ballot, visit the Orange County Supervisor of Elections website at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24. Your completed vote-by-mail ballot must be received no later than 7 p.m. on Election Day, Nov. 3. The U.S. Postal Service recommends mailing your ballot at least a week before Election Day to make sure it is counted. You can also return your completed vote-by-mail ballot at secure drop boxes at the Supervisor of Elections Office or any early voting site, including the one at UCF.
Those who live in other counties should check with their local elections office to find the closest early voting site.
UCF was recognized last year as a Voter Friendly Campus for initiatives to register and encourage students to vote. Washington Monthly also ranked the university as one of the 58 best in the nation for student voting.
To check your voting registration status, download a sample ballot or find other information, visit the Orange County Supervisor of Elections website.