Advisory: Rep. Davis Joins Florida Advocates In Plea For Duval Elections Chief to Prioritize Voter Accessibility and Health

TALLAHASSEE — On Thursday, August 27, at 10 a.m. EST,  Florida Representative Tracie Davis (District-13) and voting rights advocates from All Voting is Local, New Florida Majority, ACLU of Florida, and League of Women Voters Jacksonville First Coast will hold a press briefing to urge Duval Supervisor of Elections Mike Hogan to make voting safer and more accessible. Duval is home to the largest city in Florida and top-ten in terms of state population. Duval officials have a moral and professional obligation to safely conduct an election amid a pandemic, starting with sending vote-by-mail applications, increasing drop boxes, installing ballot-deposit drive-through sites, and opening early voting sites on-campus locations. 

WHO:
Tracie Davis, District 13,  Florida House of Representatives

Brad Ashwell, Florida state director, All Voting is Local

Sam Coodley, Statewide Voting Rights Organizer, ACLU of Florida 

Moné Holder, senior program director of policy, advocacy and research, New Florida Majority

Lanelle Phillmon, president, League of Women Voters Jacksonville First Coast


WHEN:
 Thursday, August 27, at 10 a.m. EST


WHERE:
Dial-In Information – 1 (877) 615-4339; Passcode 7713 502#


RSVP:
Travis@AllVotingisLocal.org 


Background:
All Voting is Local previously sent a letter to Supervisor Hogan, urging him to send vote by mail applications to registered voters for the primary election. Unlike similarly sized counties such as Broward, Hillsborough, and Pinellas, Duval did not send vote by mail applications, despite having similar COVID cases per 100,000 residents