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Souls to the Polls March Encourages Voter Turnout

Posted at 6:26 PM, Aug 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-16 18:26:53-04

More than 100 people hit the pavement Sunday, marching to motivate Souls to the Polls.

People started at Bethel Baptist Church and walked a little less than a mile to the Leon County courthouse.
The event is typically aimed at increasing voter turnout, but this year, there was also another goal: commemorating the life of late Congressman and civil rights activist John Lewis.
Organizers say they want to see more millenials at the polls this year, with the same vigor Lewis had in his early twenties.

Souls to the Polls Organizing Committee Member Joshua Lowder said, "I believe that the millennial vote carries a lot of weight because it will not only affect the future that we have coming behind us, but it affects us right now, early in our young adulthood, and it will determine where we are later when we get in our elder years."

Sunday's march coincides with the last day for early voting in the state.

Those unable to vote early can head to their assigned precincts Tuesday.