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The League of Women Voters of Florida wants to remind Floridians that the deadline to register for the August 14 primary election is July 16.
"Florida's primary election has never been held this early. Given the changes in the state's elections laws, the league encourages Florida voters to call their local Supervisor of Elections to check their voter registration status and, if necessary, update it," said Charley Williams, voter services chair. "This is particularly important for voters who have recently moved or changed their name. If you plan to vote by mail, call your Supervisor to renew your vote-by-mail request and make sure your ballot arrives in time for the election. If you are not sure where to start, our 'Be Ready to Vote' campaign makes it simple and convenient to ensure your vote is counted."
The league has partnered with Microsoft to offer smartphone users a way to connect to their Supervisor's office. A unique smartphone tag, when scanned, connects voters to a mobile website where they can access the Florida Division of Elections database to check their voter status.
For more information, visit www.BeReadyToVote.org. Spanish speakers can visit www.VamosAVotar.org.