League Urges Voters to be Prepared for November Election
In view of the sweeping changes to Florida election law, including tighter voter address rules and reduced early voting days, the League of Women Voters of Florida today urged all those who plan on in November, to be prepared and to take action now to ensure they are eligible to vote.
To help facilitate the preparation of Florida voters and make the process easier, the League has launched a new website, www.BeReadyToVote.org.
The site is a one-stop shop that allows Floridians to check and update their voter status, register to vote, find their precinct, request an absentee ballot, check on important election dates and deadlines, and be informed about the candidates and issues on the November 6 ballot.
“Voters can prevent Election Day delays and frustration–what we call ‘electoral dysfunction’–by being prepared,” says League President Deirdre Macnab. “With the high level of enthusiasm and interest we’re seeing in this year’s election, sharp reductions in early voting days, and a very lengthy ballot, we want to ensure a successful experience for every Florida voter. Even if you’re registered, you still should contact your local Supervisor of Elections to check your voter status and update your record if necessary.”
Local Supervisors’ offices throughout Florida are ready to help citizens prepare to vote.
Macnab adds, “Being confronted by this year’s pages-long ballot filled with dense legal amendment language and often-misleading titles can also cause problems for unprepared voters and the voters behind them in line. People really need to know the issues and be ready.”
Also available through www.BeReadyToVote.org is the League of Women Voters of Florida Education Fund’s 2012 Florida Election & Voter Guide, which contains nonpartisan information on the presidential and statewide candidates, constitutional amendments, and Supreme Court justices that will appear on the November 6 ballot.