December 28, 2011 at 8:40 am
If you’re planning to cast your ballot in the Florida Republican Presidential Primary, you’ve got six days left to register to vote. Floridians have until next Tuesday, January 3, 2012 to register or change their party affiliation ahead of the January 31 election. Only registered Republicans may vote in the Florida Republican Presidential Primary. With the primary just weeks away, it is a busy time for local election offices.
Ninety-one year old Georgetta Brickner of Lake Worth took great pains to get to the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections office yesterday.
”I wanted to vote,” she told WPTV.
Georgetta was registered in Pennsylvania. By registering in Palm Beach County, she’ll be able to cast her ballot in next month’s Florida’s Republican Presidential Primary.
”I’m not an excitable person, but deeply interested that things go the way they should go for the good of the country,” she said.
Election officials are seeing more interest ahead of next week’s voter registration deadline, including people like Henry Dean, who showed up at the elections office yesterday to make sure his new address in North Palm Beach is on record.
”I wanted to be sure that I had my voter place to go perfectly so that when time comes for me to vote, I’m there, I do it and I’m happy,” he said.
At election office service centers around the state, including Palm Beach County’s facility in Riviera Beach, election officials are printing and sending out absentee ballots to Florida Republicans. More than 360,000 Florida voters have already requested them. Palm Beach County mailed out about 4,800 ballots yesterday.
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