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Here is What You Need to Know.

Registering to vote
The deadline to register to vote in the General Election is this coming Monday, October 5, 2020. 
To register:

  • Visit Orange County Supervisor of Elections.
    • The office will be open Saturday, October 3, from 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM and Monday, October 5, from 9:00 AM until 6:00 PM.
    • 119 W. Kaley Street
      Orlando, FL 32806
  • Online at
    • Certain registration updates require a signature, so even when making the update online, you will be prompted to print, sign, and send us the form with your update.
  • At the driver license office
  • At a public library
  • At the Center for Independent Living
  • At WIC and DCF offices
  • At any elections office
  • Registration applications may be printed and dropped off

Voting by Mail

For those who prefer to vote by mail, The Supervisor of Elections has put together a FAQ page to help.  But, keep in mind the following dates:

  • The deadline to request a vote-by-mail packet is October 24, 2020.
    Track your vote-by-mail ballot
  • For your vote to count, you voted, signed vote-by-mail ballot must be received no later than 7:00 PM on Election Day, postmarks do not count
    • If you do not want to mail back your completed ballot, you can drop it off at our office or any early voting location. You can also exchange it for an in-person ballot at your assigned polling place on Election Day.

Early Voting

  • To vote prior to election day, you may vote at any open voting location
  • October 19 through November 1, 2020 between 8:00 AM and 8:00 PM
  • Don't forget to bring with you a photo ID and signature card (list of acceptable forms of ID)

Election Day

  • November 3, 2020
  • Polling locations are open 7:00 AM until 7:00 PM
  • Bring with you an acceptable ID and vote at the polling location assigned to you

A wise man once said, you don't have to tell me who you are voting for, just get out there and vote. It's your right.

The 2020 List is Out.
In case you missed it, earlier this week, the OBJ released its annual 40 under 40 list of young leader making an impact on our community. Among them are 16 DOP members. Yes, you read that correctly,16! That means 40% of this year's honorees are fellow DOP members. Congratulations to everyone!

Todd Bryant | Signature Wealth Advisors LLC
Jaylen Christie | Moxe Inc.
Tim Clark | AdventHealth Apopka
Glenn Closson | Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co.
Jacques Fu | fattmerchant Inc.
Malika Harrison | Orlando Magic
Will Hawthorne | Central Florida Expressway Authority
Cassandra Lafser | City of Orlando
Caesar Lopez | Orlando City Soccer Club
Courtney Reynolds | VHB
Michelle Theriot | The Allen Morris Co. and Ustler Group of Companies
Tara Tedrow | Lowndes
Nathan Vanags | Nathan Vanags Designs
Anjali Vyas | Orlando Health
Evan Wyant | Truist Financial Corp.
Jason Zimmerman | Gray Robinson, PA

This is Downtown Webinar with Sean Snaith.
A new webinar series, This is Downtown, hosted in partnership with DOP and UCF, will kick off next month. The discussions will surround points of pride, challenges, and opportunities in the Downtown Orlando business environment. We will hear from experts and learn what assets we have on hand to keep Downtown Orlando exciting and enticing for years to come.

Economic Forecast with Dr. Sean Snaith
Join Josh Wyche in a conversation with Dr. Sean Snaith as he delivers the economic forecast and how it specifically relates to Downtown Orlando. Dr. Snaith is the director of the University of Central Florida Institute of Economic Competitiveness and a national recognized economist in the field of business and economic forecasting.
October 8, 2020 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM | Zoom
Registration is now open.


As we start a new month, DOP team member, Molly Antoon, has put together a few pods and tunes for you to enjoy.

Planet Money
Waste Land | September 11, 2020 | 24 Minutes
"Last year, Planet Money ran a show about why it doesn't make sense economically and, heartbreakingly, even environmentally to recycle plastic. But if recycling most plastic is not working now — and if it didn't work 30 years ago when the numbers and arrows first popped up — did it ever work? And why did it take us so long to learn the truth? In this episode, NPR reporter Laura Sullivan, with the support of PBS's Frontline, sets out to find out who is responsible. And what she finds is a paper trail — crinkled-up documents (that apparently did not get recycled) long forgotten in old boxes. And the trail leads, well, to a guy on a beach in Florida."

Hidden Brain
Laughter: The Best Medicine | September 28, 2020 | 48 Minutes
"According to neuroscientists who study laughter, it turns out that chuckles and giggles often aren't a response to humor—they're a response to people. "Most of the laughter we produce is purely social," says neuroscientist Sophie Scott. "Laughter is a very good index of how we feel about the people that we're with." This week, we explore the many shades of laughter, from the high-pitched giggles of rats to the chuckles of strangers, from the guffaws of Car Talk to the "uproarious laughter" indelible in the memory of Christine Blasey Ford."

Cherry Wine | Hozier
Better | Zayn
Coming Home | Leon Bridges
What You Know | Two Door Cinema Club
Tears Dry On Their Own | Amy Winehouse

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