News

Actions

Southside holds early voting party

Southside holds early voting party
Southside holds early voting party
Posted at 5:48 AM, Oct 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-25 03:14:36-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Florida is less than two weeks away from election day, and people are already out voting early.

WTXL ABC 27's Jada WIlliams was live Thursday morning with a look at how some community leaders are working to make sure residents are ready when they hit the polls.

Community Leaders are coming out to the southside to answer any questions that residents may have and assist them in anyway before they go vote.

They'll be ready to explain each of the 12 amendments that voters will see on the ballot.

They are also encouraging early voting.

Anyone who comes out will be able to find a list of polling locations for early voting and where they should head if they decide to cast a ballot on election day.

City Commissioner Curtis Richardson says he's targetting the Southside to increase black voter turnout.

"Typically we know that turnout in the African American community is not what we would like for it to be duirng these general elctions, off year elections, in particular," he said. "So we're targetting those voters, those who are registered but simply don't vote and encouraging and telling them the imporatnce at what's at stake in this upcoming election."

The Early Voting Party takes place Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Walker Ford Community off of Pasco St.

The nearest early voting location for southsiders is at the Dr. BL Perry Library.