FDP Demands Gov. DeSantis Produce List of Polling Changes Immediately
FDP taking aggressive action to communicate site changes, encourages Democrats to contact our voter protection hotline if needed
After Wednesday's announcement by Gov. DeSantis that voting locations throughout Florida would be changed in response to Coronavirus, the Florida Democratic Party and our elected leaders asked the state for a list of impacted polling sites as well as a plan from the state for centralized communication to voters of closed or relocated polling locations -- with no response until Friday afternoon.
On Friday afternoon, the Florida Democratic Party and our elected leaders were told that neither the Secretary of State nor the Division of Elections had an up to date list of voting locations for Tuesday’s election.
In response, today Florida Democratic Party Chairwoman Terrie Rizzo released the following statement calling on Gov. Desantis' administration to produce a public list of impacted polling sites immediately:
“In three days millions of Florida voters head to the polls -- and the Governor’s office cannot answer the most basic question about our elections – ‘Where should people go to vote?’ This is unacceptable. Florida Democrats are calling on the governor and his administration to immediately provide an updated statewide list of all voting sites that have been impacted, closed or relocated in the wake of coronavirus. Florida Democrats will continue to take aggressive action to ensure voters have the information they need to participate in this election."
Upon learning that the Florida Division of Elections did not have an up to date list of voting locations, the Florida Democratic Party began calling each of Florida’s 67 counties to ask for closed or relocated polling locations. We will make that list public as soon as it is complete.
The Florida Democratic Party voter protection team is putting in place a plan to text and call voters who have been affected by DeSantis’ voting site relocations and closures to inform them of polling changes.
We are encouraging voters who have questions regarding voting to call their local supervisors of elections or the Democratic Party voter protection hotline. A full list of Supervisor of Elections offices and contact information can be found here: www.fl.dems.vote.