JACKSONVILLE, Fla. In response to the closure of early voting sites on local college campuses, student leaders and activists will organize rides from Edward Waters University (EWU) to the early voting location at the Duval County Supervisor of Elections Office. The rides to the polls happening Friday and Saturday are open to the public. 

Ahead of the rides, reporters will have the chance to speak with representatives from the schools and participating advocacy groups.

What: Rides to the polls press conference

When: Friday, August 19 at 10:15 a.m. ET

Who: 

  • Tameka Hobbs, Executive Director, EWU’s A. Philip Randolph Institute
  • Chauncy Whaley, Student Government Member, Edward Waters University
  • Sam Coodley, Grassroots Manager, All Voting is Local
  • Isaac C. McCullough, First Coast Leadership Foundation
  • Rosemary McCoy, Co-Founder, Harriett Tubman Freedom Fighters

Where:  

Duval County Supervisor of Elections Office

105 E Monroe St.

Jacksonville, FL 32202

RSVP: Dr. Tameka Hobbs t.hobbs@ewc.edu

The rides to the site are in response to the closure of early voting sites on the campuses of EWU and nearby University of North Florida (UNF), which Supervisor of Elections Mike Hogan has failed to reopen ahead of the August 23rd primary.

Despite offering early voting on campus in 2018 at EWU and UNF, Hogan has resisted community calls to restore these essential voting locations for subsequent elections.