By: Sharon Aron Baron
The only thing sure in this new world of the COVID-19 virus is that life is uncertain.
While voting in August and November may be the last thing on your mind, it is critical to plan ahead.
According to the nonpartisan organization, League of Women Voters Broward County, they don’t want our next election to look like Milwaukee did on April 6.
Due to COVID-19, the city had a shortage of poll workers, and only five in-person voting sites were open from 180, where 18,800 citizens had to wait up to two-and-a-half-hours in line to vote.
While it may never happen here, it’s essential to be prepared by requesting a Vote-by-Mail (VBM) ballot by visiting www.browardsoe.org. The VBM on-line request app will automatically pop up, and it takes less than a minute to fill it out.
They want voters to think of the VBM ballot as insurance. If you can go out and vote in person during the Early Voting period or on Election Day, then you can just throw the VBM ballot away or take it with you to the polls and give it to the poll worker.
However, if it isn’t safe for you to vote in person, you will have the VBM ballot as a back-up plan to cast your vote. It is a win-win situation.
Go to www.browardsoe.org and request your Vote-by-Mail ballot.
The League of Women Voters Broward will provide best practices for voting with your VBM ballot as the August and November elections get closer.
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