Florida - As part of its ongoing efforts to get out the vote, the League of Women Voters of Florida wants to remind voters that, as of Saturday, June 16, there are only 30 days left to register to vote in the August 14 primary election.
The deadline to register is July 16, and the League has been active in encouraging eligible voters to prepare for the upcoming August and November elections.
"Florida's primary election has never been held this early. Given the changes in the state's elections laws, the League encourages Florida voters to call their local Supervisor of Elections to check their voter registration status and, if necessary, update it," said Charley Williams, LWVF Voter Services Chair. "This is particularly important for voters who have recently moved or changed their name. If you plan to vote by mail, call your Supervisor to renew your vote-by-mail request and make sure your ballot arrives in time for the election. If you are not sure where to start, our 'Be Ready to Vote' campaign makes it simple and convenient to ensure your vote is counted."
In addition to its BeReadyToVote.org website, LWVF has also partnered with Microsoft to offer smartphone users a quick and simple way to connect to their Supervisor's office. The League has created a unique smartphone Tag that, when scanned, connects voters to a mobile website where they can access the Florida Division of Elections database to check their voter status.
For more information about the upcoming elections and voter registration, make sure to visit www.BeReadyToVote.org. If you are Spanish speaker, you can visit www.VamosAVotar.org.
To publish the "Be Ready to Vote" Microsoft Tag in your news outlet, download PDF versions in color and black and white. The Tags only scan correctly in their original color profile. For different file formats or assistance in publishing the Tag, contact LWVFvoter@gmail.com.