League of Women Voters of Florida
May 17, 2012

Deirdre Macnab
LWVF President
Email: floridaleague@earthlink.net
Phone: (407) 415-4559


League of Women Voters Reminds Floridians of 60 Day Deadline to Register for August Primary


Florida - As part of its ongoing efforts to get out the vote, the League of Women Voters of Florida wants to remind voters that there are only 60 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.


"August 14 is the earliest our Florida primary has ever been held. Many Florida families may still be on vacation, or busy getting ready to start school. Because the election laws in Florida have changed, the League encourages Florida voters to call their local Supervisor of Elections to update their voter registration record," said Charley Williams, LWVF Voter Services Chair. "This is particularly critical if you have moved or changed your 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.  Our 'Be Ready to Vote' campaign makes it simBe Ready To Vote TAGple and convenient to ensure your vote is counted."


In addition to its 'Be Ready to Vote' website, LWVF has also partnered with Microsoft to offer smartphone users a simple and quick 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 contact their Supervisor 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 LWVFoffice@gmail.com.