For Immediate Release
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Contact: Brittany Lesser
Department of State Encourages Participation in Election on National Voter Registration Day
Secretary of State Ken Detzner released the following statement to encourage all eligible Floridians to register to vote or to check their voter status today on National Voter Registration Day. The Department of State’s Division of Elections also kicked off an online Voter Information Campaign today leading to YourVoteFlorida.com to educate voters about the resources that are available to assist in voting. The website is also available in Spanish. The online campaign, “Get Ready. Get Set. Vote!” informs voters about how to prepare before voting absentee, voting at the polls during early voting, or on Election Day.
“As Chief Election Officer, I encourage all eligible Floridians to register to vote or to check their voter registration status before October 6,” said Secretary of State Ken Detzner. “Through our voter information campaign, voters will have access to the information they need to prepare to vote and to find out their options prior to voting absentee or voting at the polls. Voting is a clear expression of our liberty and an opportunity for every voice to be heard.”
Floridians can prepare before either voting absentee, voting at the polls during early voting, or on Election Day by registering to vote,checking their voter and absentee ballot status, or updating their signature or address if needed.
To request an absentee ballot, locate early voting sites, and find your polling place, contact your local Supervisor of Elections.
About the Division of Elections
The Division of Elections supports the Secretary of State, Florida’s chief election officer, in ensuring that Florida has fair and accurate elections. The Division’s three primary bureaus; the Bureau of Election Records, Bureau of Voter Registration Services, and Bureau of Voting Systems Certification, have several responsibilities in the areas of legal compliance and elections administration to ensure that Florida’s election laws are uniformly interpreted and implemented. The Division also assists local Supervisors of Elections in their duties, and promotes enhanced public awareness and participation in the electoral process. For more information about Florida’s elections, visit elections.myflorida.com.