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Tallahassee Urban League works to get more people registered to vote

Posted at 6:22 PM, Sep 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-29 18:22:09-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — In an effort to get more people to vote, the Tallahassee Urban League braved the rain Tuesday and helped people register along Old Bainbridge Road.

Though the weather postponed their registration march planned for Tuesday, they still helped people get signed up.

They've been working since this weekend to get more voters registered where we live.

Given the pandemic, healthcare is on the minds of many.

"I don't like what's going on in Washington or with our state," said Jabari Grayson, a local voter. "People's health... some of the decisions being made are going against everything. I want to get back to scientists."

ABC 27 also asked one woman helping why this year's election matters to her.

"We are at a point in this world where we must have a stabilization of not only our culture or economy, but who we are as a people," said Dr. Claudette Harrell.

The league estimates they've helped about 100 people get registered since the weekend. The deadline to register to vote in Florida is Oct. 5.

The march will now be held Friday at 1 p.m. at the Urban League.