TALLAHASSEE — All Voting is Local Florida is calling on Florida’s Secretary of State Laurel Lee to fix persistent problems with the state’s online voter registration system. In a letter sent Wednesday, All Voting is Local Florida State Director Brad Ashwell calls for transparent capacity testing and a plan to extend the registration deadline if the site breaks down again, among other needed improvements.
All Voting is Local Florida and the Palm Beach County Chapter of ACLU of Florida are calling for Palm Beach county commissioners to fully approve the local supervisor of elections’ budget request to have the necessary resources to provide a secure and accessible voting process for the Nov. 2 election.
A coalition of local pastors, civil rights leaders, activists and Florida organizations is calling for St. Petersburg city officials to provide voters with early voting opportunities ahead of the municipal election in November.
TALLAHASSEE - All Voting is Local Florida and Chispa Florida urged all 67 Florida Supervisors of Elections last week to use their local authority to protect voters as they implement the state’s new restrictive voting law - SB 90.
Brad Ashwell, the state director for All Voting is Local, said changes due to the law could keep a lot of voters away. “Any time there is an obstacle to voting, it’s going to disproportionately impact more vulnerable communities and those communities that are already challenged by the existing system. That’s typically Black voters, Hispanic voters,” he said.
“By erecting onerous barriers to request and return a vote-by-mail ballot, this legislature has made voting a test of stamina and resources rather than a statement of civic responsibility,” said Brad Ashwell, Florida state director for All Voting is Local, a national voting rights group.