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lark

(22,825 posts)
Sat Sep 19, 2020, 10:14 AM Sep 2020

Florida early voting reduced to 10/24 - 10/31 - be aware they want to prevent us from voting!

Last edited Sun Sep 20, 2020, 01:14 PM - Edit history (1)

DeathSentence is at it again! The fuckstick has reduced early voting to 1 wee! It started off being 3 weeks over a decade ago, Scott reduced it to 2 years several years ago and now this year DS has it down to 1 fucking week, 10/24 - 10/31. There were 3 weeks of early voting for the primary but only 1 for the general - why is that? Just more repug Democratic voter suppression in action. What else are they going to do to stop us from voting? Be aware folks and ready to fight back.

Later - Sorry, after I got the above information from the FL state website, my husband notified me that counties can add extra days, so in Duval it starts 10/19 - still not nearly as early as we had before. Figures that a FL govt website wouldn't include this important information, god forbid they were above board. I'm sure the information was there somewhere, but it was not on the Early Voting for 2020 page. SMH

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Florida early voting reduced to 10/24 - 10/31 - be aware they want to prevent us from voting! (Original Post) lark Sep 2020 OP
That makes it dangerous being packed in rockfordfile Sep 2020 #1
I did early voting in '16.. waited for ever.. Went by voting precinct on voting day and it was not mitch96 Sep 2020 #15
Make a plan and stick to it to vote! We vote we win, the boogeyman goes away Thekaspervote Sep 2020 #2
Exactly. Play by their rules, defeat them and then make the system fair. Blue_true Sep 2020 #16
I wish Michigan had early voting. idziak4ever1234 Sep 2020 #3
I think people care way too much as to what Trump says. LisaL Sep 2020 #4
In person early voting idziak4ever1234 Sep 2020 #5
Yes, Michigan has in person early voting. LisaL Sep 2020 #6
Called my clerk's office today idziak4ever1234 Sep 2020 #23
Look at Lisa's post below on Michigan in person early voting. nt Blue_true Sep 2020 #17
Orange County is 10/19 - 11/1 MooPie Sep 2020 #7
It's different depending on your location in Florida. LisaL Sep 2020 #9
Exactly. My county (a red county) is Oct 24-31. Blue_true Sep 2020 #18
Florida: "dates and hours may vary based on where you live" lostnfound Sep 2020 #8
That sentence is misleading MooPie Sep 2020 #10
You're correct. State website says the following: lostnfound Sep 2020 #14
Counties can extend that. Baked Potato Sep 2020 #11
Palm Beach County is longer obamanut2012 Sep 2020 #12
The same for Broward County nt Sunsky Sep 2020 #13
They. Are. Going. To. Steal. This. Election. RhodeIslandOne Sep 2020 #19
Some vote by mail and registration info Roland99 Sep 2020 #20
Early voting Roland99 Sep 2020 #21
Hillsborough County Oct 1 to Nov 1 lamp_shade Sep 2020 #22

mitch96

(13,652 posts)
15. I did early voting in '16.. waited for ever.. Went by voting precinct on voting day and it was not
Sat Sep 19, 2020, 02:37 PM
Sep 2020

too crowded... That was in So Fla.. YMMV
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Blue_true

(31,261 posts)
16. Exactly. Play by their rules, defeat them and then make the system fair.
Sat Sep 19, 2020, 02:45 PM
Sep 2020

I actually think that DeSantis’ act actually hurt republican voters more than Democratic voters. We have had a tendency to wait until Election Day to vote, republicans have voted early. I believe that the optimum early voting duration for the General is four weeks (28 days), ending the Friday before Election Day.


We get a shot at replacing DeSantis in 2022, but our task now is to replace Trump and republicans in this election.

idziak4ever1234

(1,257 posts)
3. I wish Michigan had early voting.
Sat Sep 19, 2020, 10:17 AM
Sep 2020

I anticipate lining up at 5 am on election day. My hope is Biden will bank enough election day votes that Trump will be less likely to claim illegitimacy.

LisaL

(44,956 posts)
4. I think people care way too much as to what Trump says.
Sat Sep 19, 2020, 10:21 AM
Sep 2020

What does it matter? He is going to make his baseless claims regardless. And by the way Michigan does have early voting in person.

LisaL

(44,956 posts)
6. Yes, Michigan has in person early voting.
Sat Sep 19, 2020, 10:24 AM
Sep 2020

it starts next week. This is one of the locations.

"Starting Thursday, Sept. 24, voters in Ann Arbor, including UM students, can go to either city hall at 301 E. Huron St. or the UM Museum of Art at 525 S. State St., request an absentee ballot and vote on the spot, said City Clerk Jackie Beaudry."

https://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/2020/09/early-in-person-voting-at-ann-arbor-city-hall-um-campus-starts-sept-24.html

idziak4ever1234

(1,257 posts)
23. Called my clerk's office today
Tue Sep 22, 2020, 09:41 PM
Sep 2020

No in-person early voting in Grand Rapids. Maybe in four years, hopefully.

MooPie

(406 posts)
7. Orange County is 10/19 - 11/1
Sat Sep 19, 2020, 10:32 AM
Sep 2020

Where are you getting that information? Here in Orange County (Orlando) we have early voting from 10/19 - 11/1.

lostnfound

(16,109 posts)
8. Florida: "dates and hours may vary based on where you live"
Sat Sep 19, 2020, 10:38 AM
Sep 2020

“The early voting period runs from Saturday, October 24, 2020 to Saturday, October 31, 2020, but dates and hours may vary based on where you live.”

Lovely

MooPie

(406 posts)
10. That sentence is misleading
Sat Sep 19, 2020, 10:52 AM
Sep 2020

It should say in Florida the early voting period runs from October 19 to November 1 and the dates and hours may vary depending on where you live. So in some areas it only runs from October 24 - October 31.

lostnfound

(16,109 posts)
14. You're correct. State website says the following:
Sat Sep 19, 2020, 02:36 PM
Sep 2020
https://www.dos.myflorida.com/elections/for-voters/election-dates/

Early Voting Period
By law, early voting must be held at least for 8 days. The mandatory early voting periods for 2020 are:

Presidential Preference Primary Election: March 7 – 14
Primary Election: August 8 – 15
General Election: October 24 – 31
Each county Supervisor of Elections may offer more days of early voting from one or more of the following days:

Presidential Preference Primary Election: March 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 15
Primary Election: August 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 16
General Election: October 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 and November 1
Check with your county Supervisor of Elections for the additional days of early voting that may be offered in your county.

obamanut2012

(25,850 posts)
12. Palm Beach County is longer
Sat Sep 19, 2020, 11:07 AM
Sep 2020

Early Voting will be held Monday, October 19, 2020 through Sunday, November 1, 2020 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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