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Press Release: Your Voice, Your Vote, Your Safety

 | Published on 6/18/2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MEDIA CONTACT: Gloria Pickar June 15, 2020 Mobile Phone Number: (321) 287-7483 

Email Address: gloria.pickar@gmail.com 

YOUR VOICE, YOUR VOTE, YOUR SAFETY LWVOC Urges Online Voter Registration and Vote-By-Mail 

 

ORLANDO, FL, June 10, 2020 – In this time of social injustice, public health issues such as COVID-19, and racial inequity now is the time to make your voice heard more than ever. Voting is one of the most important things we can do to make these changes that matter to you. During these challenging times, the League of Women Voters of Orange County (LWVOC) wants Orange County residents to vote safely and is urging all to register or make changes online and to request a Vote-By-Mail (VBM) ballot. Request your VBM ballot directly from the Orange County Supervisor of Elections webpage (www.OCFElections.com) or call (407) 836-8683. 

According to Gloria Pickar, LWVOC Co-President, “We want Orange County Voters to exercise their right to vote and to stay as safe as possible. That is why LWVOC wants you to register online and vote from home. We know it’s your voice, your vote, your power, and now it’s also your safety. Celebrating 100 years of women’s suffrage makes this year especially significant and we want to honor that right by getting as many people out to vote as possible.” 

You must register or change your party affiliation or address by July 20th to vote in the August 18th Primary Election and by October 5th to participate in the November 3rd General Election. You will need your Florida driver’s license, or other FL government-issued ID, and the last 4 digits of your social security number to complete your online registration. If you prefer to use paper, download the Florida Voter Registration Application (in English or Spanish), fill it out, and mail it. Mail your completed form, including your signature, to the Orange County Supervisor of Elections Office, 119 W. Kaley Street, Orlando FL 32806. 

You will receive your ballot in the mail about 33-40 days before Election Day, giving you time to consider the candidates and investigate the ballot questions. If you want more information about candidates and amendments, consider visiting the League of Women Voters www.Vote411.org page as part of your research. Being an informed voter is both your right and civic duty. Every vote counts. 

Have questions about the safety and security of voting by mail? Check out the FAQs at www.LWVOC.org. 

 

LWVOC is a nonpartisan political organization, encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. For more information, please visit www.lwvoc.org 

League of Women Voters of Orange County, FL PO Box 1901, Winter Park, FL 32790, (407) 735-6540