“There is nothing more important than the right to vote.” – Rev. Lennox Yearwood
Today is National Voter Registration Day! Did you know that you can now register to vote online? You can also update your address and party or double-check to make sure everything is in order.
Your participation next November is needed for our republic to function properly. Unfortunately, there are a lot of people in power who want nothing more than for you to stay home and give up your right to have a say in our government.
In 2016, a quarter of eligible Floridians either chose to let other people speak for them or had problems with their registration and couldn’t vote. (In 2004, my close family member showed up to vote at her normal polling station, only to be turned away – even though she lived in the same house for 30 years!) That’s what makes today so important. Please take a moment right now to check your registration status, update your info, or complete a new registration by clicking here.
As you know, there are a lot of important issues on the line next November – clean air and water, climate change reduction, and even our right to vote itself. Talk to your friends, family, and neighbors about voting and tell them to visit www.registertovoteflorida.gov. You can do this from your phone or tablet.
I understand that the topic of voting isn’t one that “comes up” in daily conversation. As a dad and an American, I recommend starting your voter registration conversation with an easy-to-remember and hysterically funny joke. Here are some of my favorites:
Q: Why couldn’t the spaghetti vote in this district?
A: He was an impasta.
Q: What’s the most important thing for a horse when voting?
A: A stable economy
Q: What are politically enthusiastic Robins known for?
A: Early Voting
Q: What’s the biggest problem with political jokes?
A: Too many of them get elected.
If you have any questions about your eligibility or anything else voting-related, please contact your local county Supervisor of Elections. Find your local county info here.
See you at the polls, Florida!