volusia county early voting
BEACON PHOTO/AL EVERSON PROOF THAT POLITICS CAN BE CIVIL — Democratic state House candidate Rick Karl, left, and incumbent Republican Rep. Webster Barnaby greet each other with hearty handshakes and pleasant words, as they vie for votes at The Center at Deltona.

Election Days — early voting now underway in Volusia County

Not content to wait until Tuesday. Nov. 8, some voters are already casting ballots in the long-awaited 2022 midterm election.
While midterm elections are usually considered a referendum on the president and the national administration, a host of federal, state and local races appear on the long local ballot.

FROM CRITIC TO CANDIDATE — Brandy White, a regular attendee and frequent critic of the Deltona City Commission’s actions and policies, is running to represent Deltona’s District 1. District 1 covers the northeast section of the city. White’s opponent is Tom Burbank, a former city planner, not shown.

Voting began Wednesday morning, Oct. 26, at The Center at Deltona, and scores of people streamed into and out of the polling place, passing by a political bazaar of candidates and their smiling supporters waving their hands and holding signs in a final effort to win hearts and minds — and votes.

DELTONA CONTENDERS — Mayoral candidate Santiago Avila Jr., left, poses with William “Bill” Coakley outside the politicking perimeter of The Center at Deltona. In a repeat of the 2018 match, Avila is running against Heidi Herzberg, who is seeking re-election as mayor. Coakley is running to serve the remaining two years of the term of Deltona District 6 Commissioner David Sosa, who had to resign from the municipal office to run for a seat on the Volusia County Council. Coakley’s opponent is Jody Lee Storozuk, not shown here.

Although much has been written and spoken about the bitter division of the state and the nation, such polarization was not apparent at the Deltona voting site.

THREE MUNICIPAL MUSKETEERS — Clearly identified by their campaign signs, from left, are Deltona Mayor Heidi Herzberg, City Commission District 6 candidate Jody Lee Storozuk and incumbent District 3 City Commissioner Maritza Avila-Vazquez. District 3, incidentally, is the political zone formerly represented by Herzberg, before she was elected mayor in 2018.

Candidates with opposing views and stances were cordial and kind to one another, as the Florida autumn weather seemed to confer courtesy and a gentle spirit on those present in Deltona’s political marketplace.

DEMOCRATS OUT IN FORCE — While others focused more on municipal and county elections, this quartet of partisans call attention to their party’s state slate. From left are Jackie Moore, Cindy Carter, Dana Dunmire and Robert Trombetta.

Early voting times and places

Early voting in the Tuesday, Nov. 8, election began today and will continue 8 a.m.-6 p.m. through Saturday, Nov. 5, including on Sunday, at the following locations:

The Center at Deltona
1640 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd.
Deltona, FL 32725

Ormond Beach Regional Library
30 S. Beach St.
Ormond Beach, FL 32174

Midtown Cultural and Education Center
925 George W. Engram Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114

Daytona Beach Regional Library/City Island
105 Jackie Robinson Parkway
Daytona Beach, FL 32114

Port Orange Regional Library
1005 City Center Circle
Port Orange, FL 32129

New Smyrna Beach Regional Library
1001 S. Dixie Freeway
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168

Supervisor of Elections Office
1750 S. Woodland Blvd.
DeLand, FL 32720

Vote-by-mail ballots may also be dropped off at these locations.


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