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Florida GOP voting restrictions target Black voters

By Carl Hiaasen, Miami Herald columnist. Readers may write to him at: The Miami Herald, 3511 NW 91st Ave., Miami, FL 33172. One of many historic footnotes to the tense November election was that Florida didn’t screw everything up for the rest of the country. For once, the ballot-counting here was mostly uneventful, uncontroversial and

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Voter Protection

Measures in place to make voting safe and secure

By Greg Metge, Charlotte County Voter Protection Committee There has been much consternation surrounding voting this cycle.  Nobody should be afraid to exercise their right to the franchise. This is what I know from working in close conjunction with the Charlotte County Supervisor of Elections. First, Vote by mail is safe and secure. No one

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Voter Protection

Meet Team Metge: Protectors of Your Voting Rights

Image Credits: Metges By: Linda Porterfield /May 25.20 MEET TEAM METGE: PROTECTORS OF YOUR VOTING RIGHTS They won’t be wearing uniforms, badges or carrying signs at the polls. And their presence will likely not be noticed unless you encounter issues with casting your vote. But there is a special group of committed volunteers protecting your

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Voter Protection

Make Sure Your Vote-By-Mail Ballot Counts!

During this pandemic, it’s a good time to make sure your Vote-By-Mail ballot will count in the 2020 Primary and General Elections.   1.Update your signature and contact information by July 20. When your vote-by-mail ballot is received at the Supervisor of Elections Office, your signature on the outside of the envelope is compared with

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Voter Protection

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,

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Voter Protection

Update: Guidelines for Returning Citizens to Register to Vote

  Starting January 8, 2019, Floridians who have completed their sentences for previous felony convictions may register to vote (with the exception of those who committed murder and felony sex offenses). David Maer from the State Attorney’s Office and Public Defender Carlos Martinez clarified some of the questions we had regarding the implementation of Amendment

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Former Felons Can Register to Vote on January 8, 2019

January 8 is a historic day in Florida. Amendment 4, passed by voters in November 2018, restores the right to vote for as many as 1.4 million former felons. Under Florida’s Constitution, it goes into effect on Tuesday, January 8. Before the amendment passed, those who served their time could apply for clemency to a

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