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SANFORD, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) -

Members of the public interested in attending the George Zimmerman trial can enter a lottery for one of 24 seats in the courtroom, the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit said.

The court will accept applications for a random drawing from 2 to 4 p.m. through Monday through Friday at the Supervisor of Elections office, 1500 E. Airport Blvd., Sanford.

The first drawing will be held Friday for the first day of jury selection Monday.

Anyone interested in a seat must submit their name and phone number at the elections office a day before the court date on which they want to attend. Those selected will be notified by phone and given instructions for picking up their visitor pass at the courthouse the next morning. Photo identification will be required.

The Zimmerman trial will be held at the Seminole County Criminal Justice Center at 101 Bush Blvd., Sanford. For more information, go to the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit website at www.flcourts18.org.

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