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Voter Registration

“Voter advocacy groups say stringent state laws approved in 2011 kept them from signing up as many people for next month's primary election as they should have, although even with the new restrictions there are more registered voters in Northeast Florida than there were last year.”

“The League of Women Voters of Emporia [KS] gave the opportunity Sunday for citizens to register to vote at the Emporia Public Library. “We've been registering voters that had moved since the last election or maybe have never registered,” Ann Havenhill said.”

“State efforts are inadequate to address this issue. Third party efforts -- such as those run by the League of Women Voters, Rock the Vote, the NAACP, Mi Familia Vota, and every other third-party registration groups -- are essential to ensure we close this gap.”

“Noreen Brownson practically takes it personally that there could be 5,000 Volusia and Flagler County residents who won't get to vote in the primary because of tougher laws on registering new voters. The New Smyrna Beach retiree and longtime member of the League of Women Voters of Volusia County has felt stymied in her desire to boost voting rolls.”

“...Florida League of Women Voter's Executive Director, Jessica Lowe Minor, said those changes have allowed her group and several other to start getting people signed up to vote. ‘Not all of the law was repealed, but good portions of it were blocked, the portions of it that we felt were the most onerous were blocked...’”

“A journey of 1000 miles begins with 46 voters Thursday, July 12 -- Despite the slashing rain, the jobless lined up for more than an hour Wednesday outside.”

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“FLORIDA'S state primary is a month away, the presidential election is four months off and the Palm Beach County League of Women Voters (LWV) is busy. During the lunch rush at JFK Medical Centre on a recent Tuesday afternoon, several volunteers fanned out across the cafeteria, registration forms in hand.”

“...advocacy groups like the League of Women Voters are announcing voter registration drives ahead of the July 16 registration deadline.”

“Jessica Lowe-Minor, Executive Director of the League of Women Voters of Florida, emphasized the importance of civic participation. ‘Registering to vote enables citizens to voice their opinions about the policies and legislation that impact their lives.’”

“The Florida Nurses Association, the League of Women Voters of Florida and other nursing groups have kicked off a voter registration drive targeting more than 250000 registered nurses.”