It’s on Florida City Officials to Expand Early Voting Options

TALLAHASSEE — All Voting is Local Florida sent a letter to city and town governments today asking for additional early voting options across the state. In light of Florida’s new restrictive voting law taking effect, officials throughout the state must ensure that voters are given adequate time and resources to vote in upcoming elections.

The letter encourages local officials to offer at least one early voting location in their area in the days leading up to the 2022 elections.

“Early voting encourages voter turnout and helps prevent voters from missing work time in order to cast their ballots,” the letter reads. “Spreading in-person voting out over additional days could also protect voters and elections staff if the COVID-19 surge our state is currently seeing continues. It is also worth mentioning that 63.8% of registered voters in Florida opted to use early voting options during the 2020 General Election.”

The full letter can be found here.