If you Vote-by-Mail, read this!

This article is the step-by-step process for voting by mail (VBM). This video is the step-by-step process for filling out the VBM ballot. This Florida Politico article shows what may happen if the above steps are not followed carefully! “More than 35,500 vote-by-mail ballots didn’t count in Florida’s recent primary, rejected because of missed deadlines or technical flaws.”…

Candidates Address Impact of Covid-19 on Seniors and Black Americans

On June 18 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm the Charlotte County Democratic Party will host a virtual roundtable discussion with three candidates: Allen Ellison—Candidate U.S. Congressional District 17 David Jones —Candidate State House District 75 Katherine Norman—Candidate State Senate District 23 The roundtable discussion allows voters to get to know their Democratic candidates who will address…

Time to Vote for Our District-Level Delegates!

The Presidential campaigns have provided the final lists of candidates eligible to be elected to District-Level Delegate positions and the list is now online at floridadems.org/delegates. Only those listed will appear on the Congressional district ballot for their Presidential candidate. You can see the list of candidates for District-Level Delegate here. Congressional District 17 Biden…

Virtual Signatures For Candidates Now Okay

Image Credit : Farenheit211 Source: Charlotte County Democrats By: Teresa Jenkins Posted: April 7, 2020 Emergency Rule 20-1 “removes the requirement that the qualifying items be ‘original[s] and signatures thereon … be made in ink’ so that these items can be collected, notarized, and submitted with limited person-to-person contact.” A second Emergency Rule (20-2) addressed…

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DeSantis Must Secure Our Elections

While November’s election may seem far away, it’s critical that Florida’s Supervisors of Election start acting now to ensure as many residents as possible can vote by mail, and take steps to expand in-person and early voting options for those who need it. In a letter to Secretary of State Laurel Lee and the Governor,…

Deceptive Republican Campaign Mailings Arrive in Charlotte County

Official-looking forms mimic Census Questionnaire   The Republican Party is mailing campaign literature that looks like US census forms to voters across the country including here in Charlotte County. The mailings are titled “2020 Congressional District Census” and instruct the recipients to “answer all questions to the best of your ability.” The mailing asks respondents…

Judge’s Ruling on Felon Voting Rights a Victory for Florida

On Friday, a federal judge temporarily blocked Florida’s state law that imposed significant restrictions on people with  felony convictions who want to register to vote. The preliminary injunction that the judge granted was requested by the ACLU and other organizations and rebuked Gov. DeSantis and the Republican-controlled legislature. The decision only applies to the plaintiffs…

New Tool Helps Grassroots Donors Sponsor Voter Registration in Neighborhood of their Choice

Tallahassee, Fl. – The Florida Democratic Party announced a new online tool for 2020 that allows grassroots donors to apply small-dollar donations to send voter registration forms to unregistered voters in any neighborhood across the state. The Florida Democratic Party Voter Registration Map (powered by partner Civitech) allows people to donate money and sponsor their precinct or any…