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Vote Tuesday

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By Lou Elliott Jones, Editor

Interest is high in the Nov. 4 election as 21.6 percent of Levy County's registered voters have cast their ballots by absentee or in early voting as of 4 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Supervisor of Elections' office.

The tally:

4,913 absentee ballots requested

3,435 absentee ballots received

2,203 early voting ballots cast

The total for the early and absentee ballots received is 5,638 ballots of 21.69 percent of the county's 25,983 registered voters.

Voters have withstood the past weeks sunshine, rain and chilly weather to cast ballots with many having to wait in line behind as many as a dozen other voters.

A spokeswoman for the Supervisor of Elections office said the office has been busy processing absentee ballot requests which must be mailed out by Wednesday, Oct. 29.

Absentee ballots can be picked up at the Supervisor's office through Election Day, but they must be returned to the office by 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 4.

Early voting continues through Saturday, Nov. 1 at the Supervisor's office on Court Street in Bronson.

For those choosing to vote in person whether in early voting or on Tuesday at their precinct polling place, the rules have changed on the types of identification that can be used to vote.

Any identification to be used must have a picture of the person and/or the person's signature.

If you use a driver license and the address does not match your registered address, you can vote as the office can verify your new address and can change your voting records to your new address.

Other forms of identification which will be accepted include:

U.S. Passport

State ID Card

Debit or credit card

Military ID

Student ID

Retirement ID

Neighborhood Association Membership

Public Assistance Card

To obtain more information on voting go to the Supervisor's website at www.votelevy.com or call Supervisor Connie Asbell's office at 486-5163.