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Call to Action

Democrats! Double-check your voter registration to ensure your party affiliation has not been changed by Republican operatives

As recent reports have shown, many Florida voters have unwillingly and unknowingly had their party affiliation changed to Republican. Thus far, evidence suggests that Republican-affiliated operatives have targeted elderly and non-English-speaking Democrats who live in public housing complexes in Cuban- and Haitian-American areas of Miami-Dade County – but the full extent of this voter suppression effort is still unknown.

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Opinion

A recipe for disaster for voting by mail in Florida

ANOTHER VIEW: ORLANDO SUN SENTINEL, Feb 14,2022. How many envelopes does it take to return a mail ballot in Florida? Four, according to the Senate’s latest scheme to frustrate the will of Floridians who want to vote by mail. A secrecy envelope. A certificate envelope. A return mailing envelope. All tucked inside a fourth main envelope.

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Florida Legislation

Florida voting law put under the microscope in Federal court

By Anjali Huynh and Jane C. Timm, NBC News,  Jan. 31, 2022. Civil rights groups went to federal court Monday morning to challenge Florida’s new restrictive voting law, lambasting state lawmakers for making it harder to vote. Florida is one of 19 states that enacted new voting restrictions last year, fueled by former President Donald Trump’s stolen election lie. Gov.

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Voting and registration

The nation’s poor have less access to polls

The following Letter to the Editor was published in The Daily Sun on Jan 30, 2022. A recent (1/26) Daily Sun letter applied right-wing spin to question legitimate concerns for voting rights. Far from attempting to marginalize groups of voters, voting rights advocates are trying to ensure that all citizens have fair and equitable access.

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Republicans

Governor DeSantis should denounce instances of alleged voter fraud from GOP actors across the state

Recent media reports indicate that three residents of The Villages have been arrested and face charges for allegedly casting multiple ballots in the November 2020 election. Two of them are registered Republicans and the third has no party affiliation, although social media posts on a Facebook account appearing to belong to him exhibited pro-Trump posts.

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) in Miami on May 4.
News

DeSantis wants felony penalties for ‘ballot harvesting’ and more hurdles for voters

By MICHAEL MOLINE , The Florida Phoenix, Nov 3,  2021. Gov. Ron DeSantis called Wednesday for new laws to make voting harder, including imposing felony penalties for “ballot harvesting,” creation of a special unit to investigate election fraud, and stricter deadlines for striking inactive voters off the rolls. The day after the Democrats lost the Virginia governor’s

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News

University of Florida bars faculty from testifying in voting rights lawsuit against DeSantis administration

By Andrew Jeong, The Washington Post, Oct 30, 2021. The University of Florida barred three faculty members from testifying for plaintiffs in a lawsuit challenging a voting-restrictions law enthusiastically embraced by Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), which activists say makes it harder for racial minorities to vote, in a move that raises sharp concerns about academic freedom and free

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Volunteer Needed

Why Didn’t They Vote?

By Penelope Mayer, Charlotte Dems contributing writer, June 20, 2021 Currently our Precinct Captains and volunteers are engaged in a deep canvassing phone campaign with the 9000 registered Democrats who did not vote in 2020. We hope to learn why some of our Charlotte County Democrats sat out this very critical election, but in the

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Call to Action

Vote By Mail works — don’t mess with it!

Editor’s note: SB 90 is on the Wednesday, March 10, meeting agenda of the Senate Governmental Oversight and Accountability Committee. This bill will limit the duration of requests for vote-by-mail ballots to all elections held within a calendar year of a request (currently 2 election cycles). It places unnecessary and unwarranted constraints on requests for mail in ballots and

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Elections

Answers to your voting questions

Voters throughout Florida have already started casting ballots in the November election, and in record numbers. Voter enthusiasm is through the roof. Many Florida voters are voting in new ways — they may have requested a vote-by-mail ballot for the first time, or they may be voting early in-person in order to get their vote

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Voting and registration

Donate to the Amendment 4 Fines and Fees Campaign

 A Project of FRRC Education Fund Help Returning Citizens Pay Fines & Fees We at the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, as returning citizens ourselves, know first-hand how financial hardships can prevent people from fully engaging in their communities. So we created a fund to help returning citizens with outstanding fines and fees complete their sentence and

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Voting and registration

How to Vote By Mail (VBM) in Charlotte County

By Jane Merriam, Charlotte County Dem writer Editor’s note:  Maria and Greg Metge answer all your VBM questions in this video.  To see exactly how to complete your VBM ballot, please watch this video. Voting by Mail (VBM) in Charlotte County, Florida is the easy, safe, efficient, and HEALTHY way to vote in 2020.  There

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Voting and registration

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.”

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Analysis

Vote-by-Mail: Everything you need to know

By Charles Magoffin, Charlotte County Dems writer With coronavirus infections on the rise statewide, a more significant number of Florida voters than ever plan to vote by mail (VBM) November 3rd. If you’ve never taken advantage of this convenient service or are troubled by the claims of potential fraud, please read further. Let’s set the

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Voting and registration

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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Voting and registration

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

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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

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