By: County Commissioner Michael Udine
The month of October means elections have begun throughout Broward County. The Broward County Supervisor of Elections Office is working diligently to ensure safe, efficient, and transparent elections. Remember that if you plan to vote by mail, request your ballot as soon as possible and return it via mail before election day or at a designated drop box location. Additionally, these are the key dates to remember:
- The deadline to register to vote is October 5
- Early Voting will take place October 19 through November 1
- Election Day is November 3
Be sure to check Browardsoe.org or call 954-357-7050 for more information on registering to vote, polling locations, or to find an early voting site near you!
Students are back in school, and we are working towards everyone returning to campus safely. No matter what the case, we must make sure that all precautions are taken. Throughout all this, our teachers, administrators, and parents have been the backbone of the process and will continue to be on the frontline. Making necessary adjustments has not been easy for anyone, especially our kids. Everyone is going the extra mile to make sure students are put in the best possible learning position. We all cannot wait to get our children back with their friends and teachers at school so they can enjoy being kids in a safe learning environment.
In addition, Broward County Libraries continue to be open virtually throughout this time as a resource to kids and adults alike. When you visit Broward.org/library, all you need is a library card, and you can access resources such as eBooks, movies, online classes, and more just like you would at your local library. Be on the lookout for special virtual events that the library will be hosting during October. The Broward Library is truly a gateway to the world and will open new possibilities for learning.
Broward County recently agreed to work with the Army Corps of Engineers for additional beach re-nourishment. Through the Army Corps, the federal government will fund the project completely at no cost to Broward County taxpayers! This will augment the current program that protects our county’s treasured beaches. With the Corps bringing sand in to return certain beach zones to pre-Hurricane Irma levels, we will not only save the county money now but also later. Maintaining our beaches will ensure that they remain pristine for residents and visitors to enjoy and combats the environmental impacts from beach erosion.
Finally, Halloween festivities will look a bit different this year. Traditional trick-or-treating and big parties may not be possible; however, we should not miss this opportunity to have a little fun. So put on your favorite costume, carve a jack-o-lantern, and get creative with the decorations while we stay safe and healthy.
My staff and I have made staying connected with the residents of District 3 a top priority. We are available by phone, answering questions by email, and getting out the most up to date and accurate information. As always, I can be reached at MUdine@Broward.org or my office at (954) 357-7003. Follow me on social media @CommissionerMichaelUdine on Facebook and @MichaelUdine on Twitter or Instagram to receive important updates and see what is happening in our community. I look forward to connecting with you.
Broward County Commissioner Michael Udine represents Seat Three, which covers Coral Springs, Parkland, Tamarac, and North Lauderdale.
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