From the infamous hanging chads of the 2000 election to long lines at polling places in 2018, Florida voters have faced countless barriers to the ballot. Time and again, elections officials make decisions that erect barriers to the same communities that know the harm of being disenfranchised: African Americans, low-income voters, students and people who don’t speak fluent English. In Florida, we are fighting to remove those obstacles and achieve these goals:
- Students and communities of color have more opportunities to vote early, in person.
- Voters who speak Spanish, Haitian Creole, and other languages receive ballots, voting materials, and support in their native language as required by law.
- All voters, no matter who they are or where they live, can vote without waiting in long lines at their polling places.
News from Florida
Florida Voters Deserve a Stable, Secure Online Voter Registration System
TALLAHASSEE-- All Voting is Local Florida State Director Brad Ashwell issued the following statement in response to Florida officials’ decision to take the state’s online voter registration system offline for maintenance just days before National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, September 24.
Florida must do more to reach unregistered voters
"Florida’s move to a high-tech nationwide compact to ensure accurate voting rolls comes with a golden opportunity to convert 4.2 million eligible Floridians into registered voters. But so far, the state’s only plan to reach these citizens is stuck in the last century: snail mail.
Florida Must Implement New Election Rules So All Eligible Voters Are Heard
TALLAHASSEE, FL – Brad Ashwell, Florida State Director for All Voting is Local, issued the following statement in response to the signing of CS/SB 7066 by Governor Ron DeSantis.