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Voting Changes Spark a Special Tallahassee Meeting

By: Angelica Alvarez Email
By: Angelica Alvarez Email

Gretna, FL - September 27, 2012 8:35 pm

Changes to early voting in Florida and a recent purge of the voter rolls have many wondering what they can expect come election day, so much so that voting advocates have set up shop to answer those questions.

Many voting advocates argue that the recent push to purge the voter rolls for non-citizens by Florida Governor Rick Scott, along with the shortened early voting period... Will have a negative effect on African Americans, Latinos, young voters and women.

Tonight's focus is to educate the voters about the changes, and getting people who are eligible to vote, registered to vote.

It's free and goes on until seven tonight, there are also Spanish speakers on hand to help.
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Gretna, FL - September 27, 2012

The controversy surrounding the push to purge voter rolls, and changes to Florida's election laws, has sparked a special meeting.

That meeting is to make sure all voters are prepared for this upcoming election.

The meeting was held at the Gretna Conference Room on Main Street, where members of the AFL-CIO and 'Got Power' educated voters about all the changes to the voting process this year.

Early voting was cut down from 14 days to eight, and voting hours were extended for precincts.

Many voting advocates argue that the recent push to purge the voter rolls for non-citizens by Florida Governor Rick Scott, along with the shortened early voting period, will have a negative effect on African Americans, Latinos, young voters and women.

The focus of the meeting is to educate the voters about the changes and getting people who are eligible to vote, regitered to vote.


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