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Here is some important information from
Martin County Supervisor of Elections, Vicki Davis.
Dear Martin County voter:
There’s been a lot of surprises in 2020, but strong public interest in the presidential election isn’t one of them.
Whether working with my team at the Martin County Elections Center or gaining insights at annual gatherings with fellow supervisors of elections across Florida, we’ve dedicated nearly the last three years to planning and preparing for this election.
Nov. 3 is the final, but not only, important date to remember. Early voting is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 19-31. Excluding the Blake Library in Stuart, five Martin County libraries—in Hobe Sound, Indiantown, Jensen Beach, Palm City and Stuart—serve as early-voting sites.
Whether voting early or on Election Day, the same safety measures are in place: Frequent cleaning and hand-sanitizers onsite, social-distancing enforced, poll workers wearing masks. (We request, but not require, that voters wear masks to cast their ballots.) We recommend bringing your own pen and encourage anyone who feels vulnerable to vote in off-peak hours around mid-morning and early afternoon.
Requests for vote-by-mail ballots have poured in by the tens of thousands. Still, many voters prefer to drop their ballots off in-person; we have specially designed ballot boxes for just that. At each early-voting site there will be one located inside and under the supervision of election workers, and therefore only available during the listed hours and dates of early voting.
The Elections Center at 135 S.E. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., in Stuart offers one as well and you can drop off your vote-by-mail ballot up until 7 p.m. Nov. 3.
Only time will tell if the election turns out to be as historic as the circumstances surrounding it. But you can rest in the knowledge that we’re doing everything possible to ensure you can cast your vote with a sense of safety, security and confidence.