With each passing day the numbers keep going up – early voting nmumbers that is. Highlands County Supervisor of Elections Penny Ogg reports more than 26,000 Highlands County residents have cast their ballots so far in this year’s general election – that’s just over 40-percent with six full days to go.
16,586 ballots have come in by mail with another 10,166 cast in person at the ballot box. Early voting stations have been set up at the Supervisor of Elections Operation Center on Kenilworth Blvd in Sebring, at the city council chambers in Avon Park City Hall and at the Lake Placid Town Government Center.
The actual voting day will be next Tuesday.
The Avon Park city council won’t be meeting in regular session tonight. The council members earlier this month called off the session so as not to disturb the early voting setup in council chambers.
The Miami Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has teamed up with the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office to offer a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for last week’s theft of firearms and arson at Tomick Firearms in Lake Placid.
The thieves broke into the location on County Road 621 East and stole several firearms. While exiting the place, they allegedly lit a fire at the front window.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office.
A national broadcast is looking for some help from local fans. Driver Ryan Eversley who hosts the “Dinner with Racers” series is looking for videos and still shots of people arriving early for the Mobil One 12 Hours of Sebring.
Eversley and co-host Sean Heckman are looking to do a piece on the community of early arrivals that set up across from the raceway annually, waiting for the gates to open.
More information may be found on Eversley’s site – dinner with the racers dot com.