Voting 101: What you need to know about casting a ballot in Texas
Exercising your right to vote can be confusing or intimidating, regardless if you’re a first-time voter or a veteran. KPRC 2 News and KSAT, our San Antonio sister-station, worked to create a comprehensive resource to make sure every eligible Texan can vote and is counted.
Federal judge orders information on Florida’s new elections bill
A federal judge considering a constitutional challenge to a 2021 state elections law ordered attorneys Monday to quickly file briefs about the potential effects of a bill that the Legislature passed this month to make further changes in the elections system.
Here’s where to recycle your election signs in Orlando, Winter Park
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – Once the votes are tallied and the races have been called, yard signs touting candidates will undoubtedly be plucked from the ground but they don’t need to be tossed in the trash. The city of Orlando and the city of Winter Park’s Sustainability Program are bother partnering with the League of Women Voters of Orange County’s Natural Resources Committee to offer residents an alternative way to dispose of their election signs so they can be recycled and not end up in a landfill. 100% of the Enviro Fuelcubes currently being manufactured by NuCycle are used by a large cement manufacturer to generate electricity, replacing coal as a cleaner energy source,” city officials said in a news release. Kay Hudson, the Natural Resources Committee Chair for The League of Women Voters of Orange County, said she’s made it her mission to collect as many signs as possible so they can be recycled. She added Wednesday was a busy day with many residents dropping off their signs, but she’s still hoping to get the word out as soon as possible before people start to dispose of them.
Lake County voters deliver mail-in ballots in person over fraud fears
LAKE COUNTY, Fla. – On Wednesday, several voters in Lake County drove right past the ballot box watched by three security cameras outside the supervisor of elections office to park and make sure they hand delivered their mail-in ballot in person. “To see me dropping it in by myself and make sure it gets to where it’s supposed to go to,” an Orange County voter said. Postal Service’s number one priority between now and the November election is the secure, timely delivery of the nation’s Election Mail. The Postal Service is committed to delivering Election Mail, including ballots, in a timely manner.”The Postmaster General issued an order to take effect on Oct. 1, which includes proper handling of all election mail. Any vote-by-mail voter can verify their status on it.
League of Women Voters celebrate 100 years of 19th Amendment
The League of Women Voters of Orange County carried voting signs in downtown Orlando on Monday. Its all part of the leagues centennial celebration of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. HAPPENING NOW: The League of Women Voters holding a demonstration this morning. Orlando Mayor & Orange County Mayor expected to speak soon. Aug. 26 is the 100th anniversary of the day the 19th Amendment was legally certified and became law.