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.
Groups file lawsuit against DeSantis over new congressional redistricting maps
Ron DeSantis’ new congressional redistricting maps. The groups Equal Ground, Florida Rising, League of Women Voters of Florida and Black Voters Matter have filed a lawsuit asking for an injunction. “They’re drawing political maps that disproportionally favor the Republican Party,” said Jasmin Burney-Clark with Equal Ground Florida. As it stands now, in Central Florida, U.S. representatives Michael Waltz, Val Demings and Stephanie Murphy’s districts would change. READ: Groups sue state over new Florida congressional map“We need a race-neutral map and that’s what we passed.wftv.com
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.
Orange County, recycle your election yard signs with the help of Winter Park and the League of Women Voters
click to enlarge Photo courtesy the League of Women Voters of Orange CountyAs we near the end of this 75-year-long Election Week, you're most likely jonesing to get rid of anything that reminds you of the Tuesday that never ends. For your election yard signs at least, the League of Women Voters of Orange County has an environmentally responsible way to dispose of themThere are five recycling drop-off points throughout the area where individuals and candidates and campaigns () can leave unwanted election signs.The League's Natural Resources Committee worked in tandem with the City of Winter Park, Orange County, the City of Orlando and Eco Strategies Group of Orlando to make this happen.From Nov. 4 through Nov. 22, here are the locations where you will find collection crates set up for campaign signs:2525 Cady Way, Winter Park1300 S. Denning Drive, Winter Park1439 Howell Branch Road, Winter Park1901 E. Robinson St.406 E. Amelia St.And from there …"A mountain of plastic signs will be … transported by the City of Orlando on November 23 to NuCycle Energy in Plant City," said the League of Women Voters in a press statement, "where they will be transformed from bulky plastic sheets to NuCycle's Enviro Fuelcubes. 100% of the Enviro Fuelcubes currently being manufactured by NuCycle are used by a large cement manufacturer to generate electricity, replacing coal as a much cleaner energy source! "Sounds good to us.orlandoweekly.com
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.
League of Women Voters seeking women for PSA
The League of Women Voters of The Villages/Tri-County is partnering with Red Apples Media to produce a TV and social media campaign to encourage young women to vote. LEESBURG The local League of Women Voters is filming for a PSA this week. The League of Women Voters of The Villages/Tri-County is partnering with Red Apples Media to produce a TV and social media campaign to encourage young women to vote. Preregistration is required at www.RedApplesMedia.com/vote and each production session will be capped at 40 women. The local league covers Lake, Marion and Sumter Counties and is a nonpartisan organization for men and women that encourages voting.dailycommercial.com
Community briefs for Oct. 10, 2019
The League of Women Voters of The Villages/Tri County covers Lake, Marion and Sumter counties. Zion UMC 149th anniversaryZion United Methodist Church, 510 NW MLK Jr. Ave., Ocala, is celebrating its 149th anniversary this year. The theme is One Body Rooted in Faith, Anchored in Hope. The church will have two worship services on Oct. 20. Keith Blunt from New Jerusalem Baptist Church, and the 3 p.m. service will feature speaker Minister Vincent Gillings Sr.Sholom Park volunteersSholom Park is looking for volunteers for its Lets Get Buggy 2! event on Oct. 20. Church tour set for Oct. 29Queen of Peace Catholic Church will host a tour of the church on Oct. 29.ocala.com
Port Orange event to explore challenge of 2020 Census count
League of Women Voters of Volusia County hosting Census speakers at Aug. 24 presentation at Port Orange library. The importance and challenge of getting a full and accurate count in the 2020 Census is the subject of a League of Women Voters of Volusia County presentation from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 24. [READ: With billions riding on Florida count, Volusia County preps for 2020 Census]Speakers will include Joanna Bryant Caplette, U.S Census Bureau partnership specialist and Volusia County Councilwoman Barb Girtman, who's co-chairing the county's census committee. The event will be at the Port Orange Regional Library, 1005 City Center Circle. [ALSO: Will Florida be ready for 2020 Census?]news-journalonline.com