Coming up for air and ready to vote?
For the past several weeks, the speakers' bureau for our chapter has been on the road, speaking to everyone who asled on the proposed constitutional amendments. Thanks to Avis Sunter and Nancy Razvoza, as well as Julie McGillivray, we have presented the state League's power point or equivalent by handout, to over 250 local residens. We have also sought local answers from candidates for the vote411.org project. If you are known to your friends as a League member, you too have probably been asked, "where is my mail in ballot" more times than you could count. The Florida Supreme Court has whittled the original 13 amendments to 12 so far, with three more still on the docket for final decision.
Now that the early voting sites will open October 22, most folka will finally get serious about who to vote for. And we can put aside our voter guides and crib sheets and take a breather to consider wider issues.
Like the fact that the Florida League was a key plaintiff in getting the Florida Supreme Court to decide that our new governor and not Rick Scott will appoint replacements for three justices who are age-retired at the end of the day the new governor is inaugurated.
And like the plight of voters in counties affected by Hurricane Michael. Governor Scott has issued a proclamation on October 18 authorizing displaced voters to request the mailing of a ballot to a location other than their (former?) permanent voting address, and for such mail in ballots to be forwarded. it further authorizes supervisors of election in the affected Panhandle counties to select different polling sites where necessary. If you know any Michael refugess who may be affected, please let them know.
Your chapter's board will be meeting soon to discuss new directions after the election. Input from all our members will be welcome.