The League of Women Voters strives to ensure democracy works for every citizen by making sure every vote is counted and by monitoring legislation that impacts voting rights.
Voter Services is the heart and soul of the League. We aim to educate citizens to make informed decisions and to be involved in government. We work to increase turnout through voter registration and education.
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan organization. It does not support or oppose candidates for public office in any election, nor does it take a stand for or against a political party. This ethic of fairness informs all of our educational activities.
Program Description, 2020-2021
Provide programs to inform voters and encourage active participation in elections.
Education and Action:
- Develop and implement a plan to increase voter registration and voter turnout for returning Amendments 4 citizens, and in Hispanic, African-American, and other minority communities.
- Continue to implement a plan to distribute voter educational materials to encourage voter education and voter turnout with an emphasis on Vote by Mail.
- Sponsor televised candidate forums and non-partisan issue forums in cooperation with other community agencies.
- Develop and implement a plan to encourage census participation and distribute educational census materials.
- Monitor Supervisor of Election and Canvassing Board meetings.
- Continue involvement in Know Your County Government Teen Citizenship Program.
- Educate about the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact.
Projects and Programs:
- Vote 411.org
- Minority and youth Voter engagement
- General Election Support – Candidate forums, education, adopt a precinct, etc…
- Vote by Mail:
- Educational initiatives for the voter – what, how, when, privacy issues in returning ballots
- Logistical support – return mail support/signature issues/collection of ballots, support to CC SOE office in their initiatives, etc..
- Lobbying state and local leaders for extensions of time and expansion of early voting as outlined in the SOE Association letter to DeSantis and as supported by Florida League
- Letters to editor or guest columns
- Monitoring issues that arise in federal legislation and engaging in advocacy – funding, USPS issues, etc.