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League Policy: The League of Women Voters of the United States believes that voting is a fundamental citizen right that must be guaranteed.

Our coalition is made up of the Palm Beach County chapters of the League of Women Voters, National Council of Jewish Women, and American Civil Liberties Union.

The focus of the coalition is to:

  • To assure voting rights for all Florida citizens;
  • combat voter suppression in its many forms. We study redistricting and follow litigation, both national and in Florida. Gerrymandering of districts has made a joke of ‘one man, one vote’. Nationwide and in Florida, elected officials have drawn district lines to protect incumbents. These inequities are a major threat to our democracy;
  • advocate for passage of the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact. Since 1970, the League of Women Voters has believed the Electoral College is inequitable and undemocratic, and that it is inconsistent with the one-person, one-vote bedrock principle of our democracy. We are advocating for passage of the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact: the only system that:
    • makes all states competitive,
    • makes every vote count,
    • guarantees that the candidate with the most votes wins the election,
    • pushes presidential candidates to adopt agendas that unite voters,
    • would NOT require an amendment to the US Constitution.
  • educate about the importance of judicial vacancies in Florida life;
  • support and advocate for restoration of voting rights. There are 1.6 million Florida citizens of voting age who are forbidden to vote because of prior felony conviction. This disenfranchisement is a particular Florida shame; 25% of disfranchised citizens nationwide are in Florida. Click here to learn more…
  • study and research issues, educate our members and the public, speak at meetings, and advocate to our legislators and the public. We believe study, education and advocacy are the ways to effect change in these turbulent times.
Co-chairs:
Nancy Cohen, nancyecohen1@icloud.com, 561-842-2499

Linda Geller-Schwartz, lngellerschwartz@gmail.com, 561-362-8069

Meetings: 
Come join us. The Voting Rights Coalition meets monthly on the first Thursday of the month at 2:00PM. We take a summer recess, there are no meetings June, July and August.

Meeting Location: 
Compass, Inc, 201 North Dixie Hwy, Lake Worth




Amendment 4: Restoration of Voting Rights

“I am ready, willing and able to assist citizens who are working to get their voting rights restored. Although my office does not determine voter eligibility, we can provide citizens with court information, including the status of payment for fines and fees imposed as part of a sentence. For more information on the status of a case, or the payment of fines and fees, please visit our website at mypalmbeachclerk.com.” Sharon R. Bock, Esq., Clerk & Comptroller, Palm Beach County.




Register here- obullard@rivierabch.com

Registering to Vote- Now that Amendment 4 has passed


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Click here for the PDF.




 

INFORMATION FOR EX-FELONS WHO

WANT TO REGISTER TO VOTE

 

 

Effective January 8th, 2019 Floridians with felony convictions who have completed ALL the terms of their sentences (excluding murderers and felony sex offenders) can register to vote.

 

When registering to vote everyone must check a box that says they have not been convicted of a felony or, if they have, their rights have been restored.

 

If you have not fulfilled all the terms of your sentence, by checking the box on the form you are providing incorrect information and can be charged with a 3rd degree felony, carrying jail time and a fine.

 

To find out whether you are eligible to register, contact

 

FLORIDA RIGHTS RESTORATION COALITION

877-698-6830 (toll free)

(877-MY VOTE-0)

https://floridarrc.com

 

 

If you were registered before being convicted, you must re-register. In order to vote your application must be received no later than 29 days before an election.

 

You can register at any office of the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections, public libraries, the DMV, VA and through any organization authorized to register voters, such as the League of Women Voters.

 



 

 

 

ENMIENDA 4 INFORMACION PARA EX-REOS QUE

QUIEREN VOTAR

 

En 2018, los votantes de Florida aprobaron la Enmienda 4 sobre la Restitución de los Derechos Electorales. Dicha enmienda restablece los derechos de votación de los Floridanos que han sido condenados por delitos graves después de que cumplan todas los términos de su sentencia, lo cual incluye la libertad condicional o provisional. La enmienda no regiría para aquellos condenados por homicidio o delitos sexuales.

 

COMO PUEDE AVERIGUAR SI SE HAN RESTAURADO SUS DERECHOS ELECTORALES?

Ud. tiene la responsabilidad de declarer que toda la información consignada en su solicitud de inscripción electoral es correcta y precisa. Las siguiente entidad cuenta con recursos para ayudarlo a verificar si ha cumplido enteramente con las obligaciones impuestas por su condena.

 

FLORIDA RIGHTS RESTORATION COALITION

877-698-6830 (llamada gratis)

(877-MY VOTE-0)

https://floridarrc.com

 

SI LE HAN RESTITUIDO SUS DERECHOS ELECTORALES, QUE DEBE HACER?

Antes de poder votar en cualquier elección deberá inscribirse para votar. Según la ley estatal, debe estar inscrito al menos 29 días antes de una elección. Puede inscribirse para votar:

  • En cualquier oficina del Suervisor de Elecciones del Condado de Palm Beach;

  • En un evento de inscripción comunitario;

  • En una agencia de inscripción electoral (una biblioteca pública u oficina de DMV)

  • Para realizer el trámite necesita una licencia de conducir de Florida, una credencial de identificación de Florida o los últimos 4 digitos de su número de Seguro Social;

  • En línea: https://registertovoteflorida.gov

 

OJO: SI HA SIDO ELIMINADO DEL PADRON ELECTORAL A CAUSA DE UNA CONDENA POR DELITO GRAVE, DEBERA VOLVER A INSCRIBIRSE PARA VOTAR.

 

 

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