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OVIEDO — At Hagerty High School in Oviedo last week, class after class streamed into the auditorium as part of their social studies course. When they left, 365 of them were registered to vote.“You are real voters now,” Mike Ertel, Seminole County supervisor of elections, told them. “You have power.”Ertel was at Hagerty as part of his office’s annual voter outreach program to county high schools, in which students 18 and older can register and those 16 and 17 can pre-register to be able to vote when they turn 18.Across the country, hundreds of thousands of people have marched in favor of assault weapons bans and stricter gun control in the wake of the Parkland high school shootings on Feb. 14. At the forefront have been high school students, many of whom are vowing to register to vote.Supervisors of elections offices across Central Florida have usually held registration events in high schools during the winter and spring, which makes it difficult to … [Read more...] about High school students learn the power of the vote
POLITICS 04/04/2018 02:15 pm ET Updated 1 day ago A federal judge ruled in January that Scott has until April 26 to announce a new state plan for restoring voting rights to former felons. By Sam Levine 840 35 Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) announced Wednesday that he will appeal a federal judge’s order forcing the state to come up with a new system for restoring voting rights to former felons. Florida permanently strips people with felony convictions of the right to vote. The only way they can get the right restored is by appearing before a panel consisting of the governor, attorney general, agriculture commissioner and chief financial officer and applying for their rights back. U.S. District Judge Mark Walker ruled in January that the process was unconstitutional because it gave the state officials unfettered discretion in when to restore voting rights. On March 27, Walker gave the state until April 26 to come up with a new system. In a … [Read more...] about Florida Gov. Rick Scott To Fight Court Order To Have New System For Restoring Voting Rights
Register for our free newsletterSCOTLAND’S First Minister has called for a “serious and in depth investigation” in to claims the officially designated Brexit campaign “cheated” during the European Union referendum. Nicola Sturgeon said allegations of breaches of election rules by Vote Leave were “deeply and profoundly concerning”. Speaking at First Minister’s Questions at Holyrood, she also condemned the outing of one of the whistleblowers at the centre of the claims by one of the Prime Minister’s aides, describing Theresa May’s response as “woefully inadequate”. Vote Leave has repeatedly denied allegations of collusion or deliberate overspending made by former campaign volunteer Shahmir Sanni and former Cambridge Analytica employee Christopher Wylie. Mr Sanni has also alleged through his lawyers he had been “outed” by No 10 over a relationship he had at the time of the referendum with Stephen Parkinson … [Read more...] about Nicola Sturgeon calls for ‘in depth’ investigation of Vote Leave allegations
About 23,000 Nebraskans will receive a ballot in their mailboxes after the vote-by-mail option starts Monday.And more than 1.1 million others are registered to vote — 30,000 more than were registered at the time of the 2016 primary election.“Your ballot is waiting for you,” said Secretary of State John Gale. “Go cast it.” For those who are not yet registered to vote but want to have a say in the nominees for governor, U.S. representative or a host of other offices — there’s still time.Here are some voting dates to know ahead of the May 15 primary:» Monday is also the first day to pick up a ballot at county election commissions across the state. And April 16, one week from Monday, is the first day to vote in person at the election commission.» May 4 is the deadline to register to vote in person at your county election office. April 30 is the last day to register online and the last day to register through the DMV or at state agencies … [Read more...] about Early voting for May primary starts Monday in Nebraska