Help Select Florida’s Next Governor By Making Sure You Are Eligible to Vote in the Primaries

Candidates for Florida Governor: Republicans Ron DeSantis and Adam Putnam. Democrats Andrew Gillium, Gwen Graham, Chris King and Philip Levine.

 

By: Roy Trachtenberg

Registration for the primary election closes on July 30, and if you are registered as an independent or did not check party affiliation on your registration form to vote, you cannot vote in the gubernatorial, congressional, or for any other political office.

You can vote in the general election, but you do not get to choose who is going to run for governor.  Only Democrats and Republicans can vote in the primary election for governor on August 28. Even if you selected independent, then change to a political party like the Democratic Party or Republican Party   Why? Independents cannot vote in primary elections. You cannot vote for Adam Putnam, Andrew Gillium, Gwen Graham, Ron DeSantis,  Chris King or Philip Levine.

Look what happened in the last election: Thousands of independent voters could not vote in the Democratic primary between Hillary and Bernie and thousands of independent voters could not vote in the Republican primary between Trump, Bush and Rubio. If they could have voted, we would have a different President.

Determine who will be the next governor of Florida. Make your vote count.

Special voter registration will take place at Northwest Regional Library, 3151 N. University Dr. Coral Springs 33065, every Saturday and Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Voter registration is taking place at all Regional Libraries and at special voter registration drives. Or you can go online to Voter Lookup (Free Access System)   or  https://www.browardsoe.org/  

Also, don’t forget to submit your request to vote by mail.  Requests must be received by July 30, for the primary, and on October 9, for the general election.  Vote in the comfort of your home, with no charge for postage.

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Roy Trachtenberg is a retired school administrator. He was born in Miami Beach, Florida but spent 35 years in the New York City school system. He is also a retired assistant professor of Education and one of the first to integrate technology into the classroom which he taught to other teachers. He is a former Dean of Education for a community college trade school where he developed curriculum for 9/11 workers displaced because of the terrorist attack. He is married to Sharon Rosenthal and lives in Coral Springs. He has a daughter and 3 grandchildren.