May 28, 2024

TALLAHASSEE — All Voting is Local Action and a coalition of non-partisan civic engagement organizations sent a letter today to the Seminole County Board of Commissioners to encourage them to provide paid postage for all vote-by-mail ballots. This is especially important to provide now ahead of the upcoming primary and general elections. 

During the most recent presidential election in 2020, nearly 110,000 voters in Seminole County voted by mail, showing just how popular the voting method is there. A recent study by All Voting is Local found that only a quarter of 18-to-29- year-olds have U.S. postage stamps at home.

“The importance of vote by mail cannot be overstated, particularly in light of recent changes to voting in which voters are required to request their ballots each election cycle. However, we have observed that requiring voters to pay for postage on their mail-in ballots creates an unnecessary burden, especially for those who may already face financial or other barriers to voting,” the letter reads.

The full letter can be found here and is signed by the following groups: 

  • All Voting is Local Action Florida
  • Emgage
  • Equal Ground
  • Latino Justice
  • The League of Women Voters of Seminole County
  • PoderLatinX