Media Advisory: All Voting is Local and Voting Rights Advocates Urge Officials to Expand Early Voting Amid COVID-19

WHAT: On Wednesday, August 12, 2020, at 10 a.m. EST, All Voting is Local Florida, and leading experts on early voting will host a telephone press briefing to discuss early voting in the age of COVID-19.

In the 2016 general election, early voting outpaced vote by mail and election day voting as the preferred method for casting a ballot. Now, as Florida remains one of the nation’s hot spots in the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s vital that Floridians have every opportunity to vote early. Advocates will discuss the critical role that federal funding will play to ensure counties are able to implement the 2020 general elections safely and in an accessible manner. Advocates will also discuss the history of early voting in Florida and identify counties that have existing early voting site disparities in historically disenfranchised marginalized communities.

WHO:
Brad Ashwell, Florida state director, All Voting is Local
Kirk Bailey, political director, ACLU of Florida
Jonathan Diaz, voting rights counsel, Campaign Legal Center
Chad Leonard, Florida state director, Fair Elections Center’s Campus Vote Project
Safia Malin, outreach director, voting rights, Southern Poverty Law Center Action Fund
Ion Sancho, Former Supervisor of Elections for Leon County

WHEN: Wednesday, August 12, 2020, | 10 a.m. EST

WHERE: Telephone call. Dial-in info: 1(877) 615-4337; Passcode: 8071 760#

MEDIA CONTACT: Travis@AllVotingisLocal.org 813.857.8376