League of Women Voters of Florida launches voter support hotline


With less than three weeks to go until the October 9 deadline for voter registration, the League of Women Voters of Florida Education Fund has added a Voter Assistance Hotline.

To reach the hotline call:  1-855-FL-VOTER (1-855-358-6837).

Hotline callers can get answers to their questions about how changes in Florida's election law affect them. They can also learn where and how to register to vote, how to check and verify their voter registration information, how to change a name or address, update their signature, find the location of their polling place, and request a vote-by-mail ballot, along with other vital registration information.

"Registration is the key to ensuring that all voters have the chance to make their voices heard on Election Day. Every single vote counts," said League President Deirdre Macnab. "Our members throughout the state are making renewed face-to-face efforts to boost registration and compensate for lost time, and we're pleased to add this Voter Assistance Hotline to supplement their efforts."

The League's nonpartisan 2012 Florida Election and Voter Guide is available at public libraries and through local Leagues and other organizations in all 67 counties. In the coming week, the Guide (which is available in Spanish) will also be inserted in newspapers across the state.

Also available online for voters, www.BeReadyToVote.org, a one-stop site packed with information for registered voters and those who want to register.

The League of Women Voters of Florida, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. For more information, you can visit the League's website at: www.TheFloridaVoter.org.