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Secretary Detzner Launches Voter Education Campaign on National Voter Registration Day

“Get Ready. Get Set. Vote!” campaign encourages voter participation and readiness ahead of 2016 elections

Tallahassee –

In recognition of National Voter Registration Day, Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner today announced the launch of the Department of State’s Get Ready. Get Set. Vote! campaign. The online voter education campaign communicates the importance of participating in the electoral process and is designed to help voters prepare ahead of the 2016 elections.

“National Voter Registration Day is a reminder that it is never too early to think about voter registration,” said Secretary Detzner. “As Florida’s Chief Elections Officer I am taking preparation for the 2016 elections very seriously, and through the Department of State’s education campaign Florida voters will have access to the key resources and information they need to participate in the electoral process. Voting is an opportunity for every voice to be heard and I encourage all eligible Floridians to Get Ready. Get Set. Vote!

The Department of State’s Get Ready. Get Set. Vote! campaign continues a successful voter education campaign begun in 2014 election cycle and provides key voting-related information and resources in one central location on YourVoteFlorida.com. The webpage will be updated to communicate key voter registration and voting information throughout the 2016 election cycle and is also available in a Spanish version.

  • Get Ready.

It’s never too early to think about voter registration! Florida’s Presidential Preference Primary is on March 15, 2016 and voters have many ways to register or update their voter registration information and educate themselves on the options available to them during elections.

  • Get Set.

Get information on how to request an absentee ballot, locate early voting sites, find your polling place, or contact your local Supervisor of Elections.

  • Vote!

Floridians have several options to exercise their right to vote - by absentee, early voting, or at the polls on Election Day.

Learn more at YourVoteFlorida.com.

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About the Division of Elections

The Florida Department of State’s Division of Elections supports the Secretary of State, Florida’s Chief Elections Officer, in ensuring that Florida has fair and accurate elections. The Division’s three bureaus; the Bureau of Election Records, Bureau of Voter Registration Services, and Bureau of Voting Systems Certification, have several responsibilities in the areas of legal compliance and elections administration to ensure that Florida’s election laws are uniformly interpreted and implemented. The Division also assists local Supervisors of Elections in their duties, and promotes enhanced public awareness and participation in the electoral process. For more information about Florida’s elections, visit dos.myflorida.com/elections/.