League of Women Voters of Volusia County

League of Women Voters of Volusia County The League of Women Voters of Volusia County, LWVVC, is a nonpartisan political organization that works to build citizen participation in the democratic process and enables people to seek positive solutions to public policy issues through a process of study, consensus, and advocacy.
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The League does not support or endorse any political party or candidate. The League does take positions on selected issues that we study and discuss. When we have reached agreement on an issue, we take action to effect change. Our goal is to empower citizens to shape better communities. In recent years the League members have delved into issues like these: - Health Care - Preschool Education - Redistricting - Immigration - Water

Mission: The League of Women Voters of Volusia county is a nonpartisan political organization that works to: - Encourage the informed and active participation of citizens in government. - Influence public policy through citizen education and advocacy.

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Voters turned out in record numbers to make their voices heard at the ballot box.  LWVVC members have been volunteering ...
11/04/2020

Voters turned out in record numbers to make their voices heard at the ballot box. LWVVC members have been volunteering at the polls in a variety of capacities and report that the election process was well organized, efficient, and transparent. Because of the large number, it will take time to complete the process of counting all ballots. Democracy is worth waiting for. As we wait for votes to be counted, we know that this waiting period is exactly what should be happening. Election officials are working around the clock to count an unprecedented number of ballots, and it’s essential that they take the time to make sure every vote is counted. Remember: a complete and accurate ballot count is more important than a fast ballot count.

The LWVVC was so proud to have supported these ballot initiatives. There will be so many great things accomplished with ...
11/04/2020

The LWVVC was so proud to have supported these ballot initiatives. There will be so many great things accomplished with ECHO and Volusia Forever in the years to come.

Thank you to everyone who cast a ballot this election season to renew Volusia Forever and Volusia ECHO! Your support will ensure we continue to preserve our conservation corridor, educate on the environment, fund our cultural resources, preserve our history and provide for outdoor recreation. Its all about our quality of life! Thank you!

Make your voice heard and VOTE!
11/03/2020

Make your voice heard and VOTE!

🗳️ It's Election Day and Florida's polls are open! Find your polling place here: bit.ly/38hWrjJ

Last minute voting questions? Answers here: LWVFL.org/Election2020

Sunday is the last day of early voting in Volusia County. Polls will be open until 7pm. You may drop off your mail-in ba...
11/01/2020

Sunday is the last day of early voting in Volusia County. Polls will be open until 7pm. You may drop off your mail-in ballot at any polling location until the polls close tonight. After the polls close on Sunday, you have 2 options: drop off your mail in ballot at the Supervisor of Elections Office in Deland before 7pm on Tuesday or vote in person at your assigned polling location on Tuesday.

Constitutional amendment 4 would make it easier for well-funded corporate interests to overturn the will of the people. ...
10/31/2020

Constitutional amendment 4 would make it easier for well-funded corporate interests to overturn the will of the people. LWVVC opposes this amendment.

Amendment 4 in 2020 would add more burden to an already challenging process for FL citizens to exercise direct democracy and amend their state’s Constitution. This is a clear effort to suppress our voting power.

➡️ Learn more: NoNumber4.org

Make sure you track your ballot!
10/30/2020

Make sure you track your ballot!

Worried about your ballot? Track it on your local Supervisor of Election's website. Find your county site here: bit.ly/3kWrqoZ

If you have questions or see something abnormal when tracking it, call the Supervisor's office right away. Your vote is your voice, ensure it is heard this election.

The last 3 days of early voting are upon us!  Come out early and enjoy a beautiful sunrise at your local early voting po...
10/30/2020

The last 3 days of early voting are upon us! Come out early and enjoy a beautiful sunrise at your local early voting polling places. Here is a link to find one near you: http://www.volusiaelections.org/EarlyVoting/hoursandlocations.htm
Please remember to support Volusia Forever and ECHO, two initiatives that are recommended by the League of Women Voters of Volusia County!

Important information about mail in ballots from the LWV
10/29/2020

Important information about mail in ballots from the LWV

Voters should no longer try to mail back a vote-by-mail ballot. Drop it off or vote in person to ensure your vote is counted!

Find out where to drop off a ballot in your county here: bit.ly/2CnjnQM

League of Women Voters of Florida
10/29/2020

League of Women Voters of Florida

Voters should no longer try to mail back a vote-by-mail ballot. Drop it off or vote in person to ensure your vote is counted!

Find out where to drop off a ballot in your county here: bit.ly/2CnjnQM

Please pass this information on to anyone who could benefit from this service.
10/27/2020

Please pass this information on to anyone who could benefit from this service.

The League of Women Voters of Florida has launched a pro bono legal effort in which any returning citizen (formerly convicted person) who may be unsure of their eligibility to vote can have their voting rights status checked by a legal representative.

➡️ Learn more here: bit.ly/3mu6RjT

If you have not yet returned your mail-in ballot, LWVVC recommends that you hand deliver it rather than mailing it. Mail...
10/26/2020

If you have not yet returned your mail-in ballot, LWVVC recommends that you hand deliver it rather than mailing it. Mail-in-Ballot mailboxes are located at every early voting site from 7am to 7pm through November 1. After November 1, hand-deliver your mail-in-ballot to the Supervisor of Elections office prior to 7pm on election day. Ballots received after 7pm on Nov. 3rd will NOT be counted. Mail in ballots will not be accepted at polling locations on election day they must go directly to the Supervisor's office. Voters may elect to vote in person rather than by mail and they can check the status of their ballot by going to the Supervisor of Elections website where they may track their ballot.

Floridians have an all-important job to do: Vote, with confidence | Opinion
10/25/2020
Floridians have an all-important job to do: Vote, with confidence | Opinion

Floridians have an all-important job to do: Vote, with confidence | Opinion

While we come from different parties and may have different viewpoints, we also have much in common. We both served two terms as governor of this great state of Florida; we both ran for president ourselves; we both call Miami home; and we both understand just how important Florida is in selecting th...

Make your voice heard by voting!
10/22/2020

Make your voice heard by voting!

Seize this moment and change the world. Vote today for a better tomorrow.

🗳️ Voting has begun in most Florida counties, find an early voting site within your county: bit.ly/2HczXFw

🗳️ When, where and how will you vote? Florida voters should answer these questions, make a plan and put it into action N...
10/22/2020

🗳️ When, where and how will you vote? Florida voters should answer these questions, make a plan and put it into action NOW! Need help? Visit VOTE411.org.

🗳️ When, where and how will you vote? Florida voters should answer these questions, make a plan and put it into action NOW! Need help? Visit VOTE411.org.

Early voting in Volusia County begins today and runs through November 1st. Registered voters may vote at any of the Volu...
10/19/2020

Early voting in Volusia County begins today and runs through November 1st. Registered voters may vote at any of the Volusia early voting locations from 7am to 7pm. Voters may also drop off their mail-in ballots at special mailboxes located at each polling location. If you need information about the 2020 elections, go to Vote411.org for all your voter needs.

Voting by mail is safe and effective in Volusia County. Thanks Patricia Drago for volunteering your time at the canvassi...
10/18/2020
LWV: Be assured mail votes will be counted - Daytona News-Journal

Voting by mail is safe and effective in Volusia County. Thanks Patricia Drago for volunteering your time at the canvassing board sessions and for bearing witness to this legitimate process.

Volusia County voters can be very confident that their mail in ballots will be counted. As a member of the League of Women Voters of Volusia County, I observed the mail in ballot process in DeLand, over two days this month.

The League of Women Voters of Volusia County in partnership with Lake Helen Vilas held a Lake Helen City Commission Cand...
10/17/2020
Election 2020

The League of Women Voters of Volusia County in partnership with Lake Helen Vilas held a Lake Helen City Commission Candidates Forum on Thursday. If you missed the event and want to learn more about the candidates, you can view the video now.
https://my.lwv.org/florida/volusia-county/election-2020

BE READY for the November 3 GENERAL ELECTION ! The League of Women Voters of Florida is a non-partisan organization and does not endorse political candidates or parties but we do take positions on policy issues such as election reform, health care, and education. Use VOTER GUIDES to help you study t...

Dark money makes it impossible for voters to know who is behind amendments to our constitution.
10/16/2020
League of Women Voters of Florida

Dark money makes it impossible for voters to know who is behind amendments to our constitution.

Patricia Brigham, president of the League of Women Voters of Florida, denounced the “shadowy committee that has flouted campaign finance laws by concealing every dime of the nearly $9 million it has raised and spent.”

“The public should know who’s funding these initiatives that go on to the ballot,” Brigham said in a telephone interview. “There should be as much transparency in these as possible. Our antennae go up when we are kept in the dark about who’s footing the bill.”

LWVVC members have been observing the Volusia County Canvassing Board as non-partisan citizens interested in making sure...
10/16/2020

LWVVC members have been observing the Volusia County Canvassing Board as non-partisan citizens interested in making sure our 2020 election is fair to all voters and that ballots are safe, secure, and counted accurately. The sessions, while work-intensive, have been well organized, efficient and transparent. If you are voting by mail, be sure to sign your ballot envelope. Your signature will be verified by matching it with a signature the Department of Election has on file. You can track you ballot by checking the Volusia County Elections Department website. In our view, Volusia voters can be very confident that their mail in ballots will be counted.

Need information on the six constitutional amendments and our two local referendums? Go to our League website LWVVC.org ...
10/15/2020
Volusia County

Need information on the six constitutional amendments and our two local referendums? Go to our League website LWVVC.org for access to our non-partisan voter guide and other election information.

While our work continues remotely through the pandemic - all public eventsand interactions are suspended until further notice.The purposes of LWVVC are to promote political responsibility through informed and active participation in government, to act on selected governmental issues, and to provide....

Early voting in Volusia County runs from October 19 to November 1. During early voting, registered voters can vote at an...
10/13/2020

Early voting in Volusia County runs from October 19 to November 1. During early voting, registered voters can vote at any Volusia early voting location. Mail-in ballots may be dropped off at special mailboxes at early voting locations during voting hours. If you are mailing your ballot, be sure to mail it ASAP.

Today marks our suggested deadline for mailing back a vote-by-mail ballot via traditional "snail-mail."

After today the League's recommendation, if physically able, is to drop off your ballot at your local Supervisor of Elections office or a secure drop box within your county.

➡️ Find your local SOE office and drop boxes here: bit.ly/30RnPjL

Time to mail your ballot is now, voting group advises
10/13/2020
Time to mail your ballot is now, voting group advises

Time to mail your ballot is now, voting group advises

Don’t wait any longer to get your ballot in the mail, the League of Women Voters of Florida is recommending. If you want to make sure it gets to the elections office to be counted, and any potential problems resolved, you should start thinking of mailing your completed ballot soon.

Announcing the Lake Helen Candidates Forum:LWVVC and Lake Helen Villa invites all interested members of the public to a ...
10/11/2020

Announcing the Lake Helen Candidates Forum:
LWVVC and Lake Helen Villa invites all interested members of the public to a live streaming Lake Helen Candidates form on Thursday, October 15 at 6:00 pm. To register or to learn more go to lwvvc.org

Before casting your ballot, learn about the constitutional amendments by going to our voter guide at vote411.org
10/10/2020
Amendment 4 Asks Florida Voters to Make it Harder to Change the Constitution Going Forward

Before casting your ballot, learn about the constitutional amendments by going to our voter guide at vote411.org

Floridians can make it harder for state constitutional amendments to become reality. On the November ballot is Amendment 4, which would require future ballot amendments to be approved by sixty percent of the voters in two general elections. In effect, it would make it harder for citizen-led petit...

Check our our non-partisan voter guide to learn what is on your ballot.
10/08/2020

Check our our non-partisan voter guide to learn what is on your ballot.

🏡 Filling out your ballot at home? Before mailing that ballot back, or dropping it off at your local Supervisor of Election's office, check out the League of Women Voters of Florida's Nonpartisan Voter Guide.

➡️ Read the guide that explains the 6 constitutional amendments on Florida's ballot here: LWVFL.org/Amendments

It's quick and easy!  Just go to vote411.org and register, change your address, or check your status. Your vote is your ...
10/05/2020

It's quick and easy! Just go to vote411.org and register, change your address, or check your status. Your vote is your voice!

🚨 HEY FLORIDA, THIS IS NOT A DRILL! TODAY is the LAST DAY to register to vote in Florida to be eligible to participate in the 2020 general election.

🗳️ Register before the deadline online at VOTE411.org!

LWVVC members participated in the Get-Out-The-Vote Postcard Campaign to encourage eligible returning citizens to registe...
10/04/2020

LWVVC members participated in the Get-Out-The-Vote Postcard Campaign to encourage eligible returning citizens to register and vote. Reminder to all citizens: the deadline to register to vote is Monday, October 5...your vote is important!

One more day to register to vote...don’t miss you chance to have your voice heard!
10/04/2020

One more day to register to vote...don’t miss you chance to have your voice heard!

🚨 DO NOT DELAY! Register to vote, or check to make sure your registration is correct and up to date at VOTE411.org.

Florida scrambles to launch new vote-by-mail method for visually impaired
10/03/2020
Florida scrambles to launch new vote-by-mail method for visually impaired

Florida scrambles to launch new vote-by-mail method for visually impaired

It has taken 18 years, a global pandemic and an 11th-hour lawsuit against Gov. Ron DeSantis and every election supervisor in the state, but visually impaired voters in Orange and four other Florida counties will finally be able to vote independently by mail this November. Soon, so will the rest of t...

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Is there anything I can do to help people feel safe and prevent voter intimidation at polling places on Election Day?
Do we know if polling places were compromise due to the tornado in DeLand?
I am interested in possibly joining the League, tho I live in Palm Coast and there isn't a League Organization in Flagler county, my name is Carol Wrigjt and My email is [email protected]. My late Mothet was very involved for many years. Thank you
If we have long lines at the voting facilities, is it ok to bring water and pass it out to the voters while they wait?
Hi, I am wondering if as a registered mail in voter, would it be possible to vote in person? Also, I don't know where my polling location is.
Where can I find a listing of upcoming events?
The Broward League's first free forum for Suicide Prevention Awareness Month featured a panel of experts, a moving performance by Florida Children's Theatre and a guided meditation. Check it out here: https://www.facebook.com/BrowardLWV/videos/643615826128536/
Ready to Stand Up, Speak Out and Demand Action! Please join us at our Solidarity Event in Ormond Beach supporting the national We the People March happening in DC on Sept 21. We will be making our feelings known about the current administration's policies. Which issue is closest to your heart? Gun Control, Immigration, Women's Rights, Environmental Issues, Vote Them OUT, Voter Suppression? Whatever it is, make a sign, bring a flag and let's show that we are NOT going away, we will speak up, and we will VOTE! https://www.facebook.com/events/1731599530316897/
Hi! I'm new to the group and really happy to have discover this branch here in Volusia. I am looking for ways to get more involved and am hoping to host a few voter registration drives in the near future. Does anyone have experience with this? I'd love to chat!
Cool Topics Gun Safety Program: Palm Beach League of Women Voters: https://www.facebook.com/LWVPBC/videos/2437466066266533/
VOTE NO ON THE TAX INCREASE!
"they" are calling us communists. :'( not happy.