Advisory: Advocates Implore Florida Gov. DeSantis to Expand Voter Registration Outreach, Voting Options

TALLAHASSEE – All Voting is Local Florida and leading voting rights advocates will host a telephone press briefing on Thursday, September 17, at 10 am ET and urge Gov. Ron DeSantis to issue an executive order to increase the use of ballot drop boxes, allow more time for mail-in ballots to be counted, and to expand early voting. Advocates will also press Gov. DeSantis to expand voter registration outreach efforts, which is especially critical during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

WHO:
Brad Ashwell, Florida state director, All Voting is Local Florida 

Michael Pernick, voting rights attorney, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund 

Patricia Brigham, president, League of Women Voters of Florida

Liza McClenaghan, state chair, Common Cause Florida  

WHEN: Thursday, September 17, at 10 a.m. ET

WHERE: Dial In: 1 (877) 615-4339, 9709 204#

RSVP: Travis@AllVotingisLocal.org

Background:
All Voting is Local and advocates have long called on Gov. DeSantis and Secretary of State Laurel to expand outreach efforts and voting options amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Recently they issued a letter demanding safer voting conditions for the general election.