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Welcome, from Alan Hays

Lake County's Supervisor of Elections

It is an honor to serve as your Supervisor of Elections. The foundation of our Republic, The United States of America, is our elections system. We want to encourage participation from every citizen who is eligible to vote. 

Our complete team of professionals is dedicated to serve you.

 

Voter News Bulletin

Early Voting for the 2022 Primary Election - Thursday, August 11, 2022

Early Voting will be held August 11th-20th from 10:00AM-6:00PM at twelve convenient locations throughout Lake County.

During Early Voting, voters may choose any one of the following twelve locations to cast their ballot.

  • Cagan Crossings Library

  • Clermont Arts and Recreation Center

  • Cooper Memorial Library

  • Eustis Service Center

  • Lady Lake Community Building

  • Lake County Agricultural Center

  • Minneola City Hall

  • East Lake Library Location

  • Southside Umatilla Community Center

  • Lake County Supervisor of Elections Office

  • Venetian Center

  • W.T. Bland Public Library

A Secure Ballot Intake Station (formerly known as drop boxes) will be available at each Early Voting location for those voters who wish to return their completed Vote-by-Mail Ballot.

The Lake County Supervisor of Elections Office is ready to assist the community through online services at www.LakeVotes.gov, in person at 1898 E. Burleigh Blvd., in Tavares or by calling 352-343-9734.

 

Notice of Precinct/Polling Place Changes - Monday, August 8, 2022

Notice of Precinct/Polling Place Changes Lake County Supervisor of Elections, Alan Hays announces polling place changes which will be in effect for the upcoming 2022 Primary Election.

Voters impacted by these polling place changes should have received updated Voter Information Cards denoting their new polling place location. Voters are strongly encouraged to check their Voter Information Card for their assigned precinct. Voters may also visit the Lake County Supervisor of Elections website at https://lakevotes.gov/voting/precinct-finder or call the Supervisor of Elections office for up-to-date precinct and polling location information: 352-343-9734.

As a reminder, voters are required to vote at their assigned precinct on Election Day (if not using Early Voting or Vote-by-Mail). Early Voting is scheduled for August 11th-August 20th, please check the Supervisor of Elections website at https://www.lakevotes.gov/VoterInformation/Early-Voting for locations and hours. The last day to request a vote-by-mail ballot for the 2022 Primary Election is August 13th.

On Election Day, signage will be placed at the old polling place locations to direct voters to the new locations.

For precinct/polling place changes please click here.

 

New Polling Place/Precinct Information Available - Monday, August 1, 2022

The Lake County Supervisor of Elections office is pleased to provide Lake Countians with an online resource for polling locations. Please click here to view.

 

BALLOTTRAX--A New Resource for Lake County Voters - Monday, August 1, 2022

Supervisor of Elections, Alan Hays, is pleased to announce the implementation of BallotTrax, a complete mail ballot locator and notification system to enhance the vote-by-mail experience of Lake County voters.

The significance of BallotTrax for Lake Countians is an increase in voter confidence said Hays. “With BallotTrax, voters can track when their vote-by-mail ballot was mailed out from our office, when it was received by our office and even be alerted to issues such as signature verification or returned undeliverable. They can even sign up to receive notifications and alerts in time frames which are convenient for their life-style,” stated Hays.

The signup process is simple and secure with customizable notifications. The Supervisor of Elections Office encourages voters to take advantage of this resource tool for the peace of mind it offers for the mail-in process.

Voters can sign up today at lakevotes.ballottrax.net.

For election related questions, please contact your trusted source of information, the Lake County Supervisor of Elections office at 352-343-9734.

 

Inspection of Ballots--Reasonable Access - Monday, August 1, 2022

For additional information regarding Inspection of Ballots--Reasonable Access please click here.

 

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Lake County Election Facts

Lake County Election Facts

Lake County Election Facts

It has recently come to my attention that many citizens of Lake County have been wrongly informed about the results of the 2020 Elections and the security of our elections systems. As your elected Supervisor of Elections, I feel you deserve to know the true facts and it is in that spirit I offer the following information…

  1. The results of the 2020 Election published on our website, www.LakeVotes.gov, are the true and accurate results.
  1. Our office is in complete compliance regarding every aspect of the Florida Election Code, Chapters 97-106 of the Florida Statutes.
  1. Every single vote reposted in our elections has a paper ballot matching that vote. All of our ballots are paper.
  1. Each and every one of our tabulation machines are tested BEFORE they are used in an election. The test is advertised and open to the public.
  1. None of our machines are connected to the internet.
  1. All the data from our machines is verified AFTER the election.
  1. We mail Vote-By-Mail ballots ONLY to those voters who request them.
  1. Every single returned Vote-By-Mail ballot is returned in an envelope signed by the voter only.
  1. The signature on EVERY returned envelope is examined first by a machine. If the machine cannot match the envelope signature with the signature on file in that voter’s record, we then have trained humans examine the signature. If they can’t verify a matching signature on file, the voter is notified and informed what to do to resolve the mismatch. This process of resolving the mismatch is referred to as “Curing.” NO returned ballots are accepted for tabulation until that process of resolution is completed.
  1. Anyone who tells you that votes were stolen from one candidate and given to another candidate by manipulation of our tabulation machines does NOT know what they are talking about and they are NOT being truthful. I have seen some allegations that were based only on statistical models and those models are NOT reflective of the actual votes cast by Lake County voters. Some of these people and groups may be well intentioned but they are ignorant of our equipment and processes.
  1. Our office was designed to be transparent. We have a total of 144 square feel of glass observation windows in our Vote-By-Mail department, our tabulation room, and our canvassing board room so the public can readily observe our work as we accomplish it. ALL deliberations of the canvassing board are conducted in full view of the public. The public is able to see the documents being considered by the board. The discussion by board members is also fully audible to the public.
  1. Our manual audit of the election results matched 100% of the reported tabulated results, and is in complete compliance with the Florida Statutes.
  1. Our office has times scheduled on Tuesday and Thursdays for tours. We will be happy to book individuals or groups of up to 10 or 12 at a time for viewing of operation.
  1. The Florida Statutes allow us to use only machines that are approved and certified by the Bureau of Voting Systems Certification of the Department of State, Division of Elections. We use ES&S machines that are manufactured in the USA.
  1. We have a complete chain of custody of our machines and our ballots for every election. All ballots from each election are stored for 22 months under camera surveillance until shredded under our supervision, on our property.

PLEASE feel welcome to use us, your Supervisor of Elections office, as your “go to” source for all elections information.

Respectfully yours,

Alan

D. Alan Hays, DMD, MFCEP

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