Voter_ServicesFocus:
Participate in and organize voter registration and education activities at various sites in Palm Beach County. Work with speakers bureau and other committees to provide voter registration services.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

 

Chair: Phyllis Applebaum,  pjapplebaum@gmail.com561-961-0737

Meetings:
In order to be more convenient to everyone, we alternate morning and evening meetings on the first Thursday of each month.

Morning meetings are held from 10 – 11:30 am at the Compass Community Center, 201 North Dixie Hwy., Lake Worth 33469
Evening meetings are held via conference call from 7 – 8 pm.

Call in number: 1-605-313-5609.
Access Code: 516124#

BE SURE TO CHECK THE CALENDAR TO CONFIRM MORNING VS. EVENING MEETINGS.

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