Don’t Forget to Register to Vote!

Don’t Forget to Register to Vote!

This year is an extremely important election. Don’t kick yourself later for forgetting to register to vote now. You have until 29 days before the election to get yourself registered or apply for an absentee ballot. You can go to RegisterToVoteFlorida.gov to sign up. All your need is your ID and social security number to apply. Let this be your reminder to register now before you forget!...
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Seniors, Register to Vote

Seniors, Register to Vote

The world is fighting a pandemic, and its attention is fixated on the new coronavirus, but seniors, we cannot forget about the United States 2020 Presidential elections! Life may have slowed down, but it is still moving. There are only six months left for our citizens to unite, register, and vote! While we still have time, our team would like to bring our reader's attention to the importance of voting. So, here is the big question, are you registered to vote? Registering to vote is as essential as applying for a driver's license. In the U.S., registering to vote is seen as a rite of passage. Considering how important voting is, it is so strange that so many people decide not to go out and vote. According to Pew Research, when it comes to voter turnout the United States drags behind most developed countries. Only 56% of the voting-age population participated in the 2016 Presidential election. Such low participation positioned the...
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Election Day Voting—Polls are open

Election Day Voting—Polls are open

The polls are open on Election Day, from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Any voters waiting in line at 7:00 p.m. will have the opportunity to cast a ballot. If you do not know where your polling place is, contact your county Supervisor of Elections. You can also find your precinct and polling place on your county Supervisor of Elections' website or by using the Voter Information Lookup....
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Preliminary Elections

Preliminary Elections

Did you know that the fastest-growing sector of the electorates is seniors? According to the US Census, in 2016 there were 49.2 million people over the age of 65 living in America, by 2035 that number will nearly double to 78 million. The Pew Research Center predicts that in 2020 individuals 65 and older will make up almost a quarter of votes! What does this mean for seniors? It means that the collective voice of seniors has the power to create real change in this country. There is power in numbers and with important issues like healthcare and the national debt crisis on the line, it is everyone's responsibility to practice their right to vote. We still have over a year ahead of us before the presidential election, but we must stay aware and watch as many debates as possible. The preliminary debates will begin in Iowa on February 3rd, 2020 and will reach Florida by March 17th, 2020. Currently, there...
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Election Day is Coming (but you can vote NOW!)

Election Day is Coming (but you can vote NOW!)

A Reminder to all of Our Seniors from Ourseniors.net This year’s Election Day is Tuesday, November 6, but in Florida you are allowed to vote early. If you have not already done so, here is some information that can make it easy to do! Remember that if you wait until November 6 to cast your ballot, you must vote in the precinct in which you are registered. During Early Voting, you may vote at any open location in your county of registration. It’s easy, it will save time and it will make certain that your vote counts! In Volusia County, the Early Voting Dates are October 27 - November 4, from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM. There is a location near you! DeLand: Thomas C. Kelly Administration Center, 1st Floor Training Room, 123 W. Indiana Avenue (Google Maps) Deltona: Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Avenue (Google Maps) Daytona Beach: Volusia County Library Center at City Island, 105 E. Magnolia Avenue (Google Maps) ...
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Do Not Forget to Vote!

Do Not Forget to Vote!

Tomorrow, August 28th, is primary election day in Florida. The candidates who win tomorrow’s Republican and Democratic primary elections will be on the ballot in November, and they will be the only people with a realistic chance to win the general election. Obviously, this makes the August 28 primary a very important day. If past history is any guide, tomorrow’s election turnout will not reflect its huge importance. The last “off-year” primary (a year in which there is no presidential race) saw only 18% of Florida voters bother to cast a ballot. Less than 1 in 5 registered voters determined who had a chance to become Florida’s governor, a member of the Florida cabinet or a Representative in the United States Congress. This disappointing turnout in 2014 is typical of off-year elections in Florida and other states as well. In 1956, 66% of Florida’s registered voters turned out to vote in the primaries, but the trend has been down for over...
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Are you registered to vote?

Are you registered to vote?

It is not too early to think about your right (and your duty) to vote. The November 2018, election is 6 months away, and if you are not registered to vote, if you have moved within the state of Florida, or are a new resident of the state, you need to register now. The coming election will be critical to the future of programs like Social Security and Medicare, programs that affect all seniors. If you do not think this is important, read “Your Vote Counts.”...
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Your Vote Counts!

No doubt, you have often heard this pious sounding advice: “You should register and vote…it’s your duty.” This is one piece of common wisdom that is quite true. Your vote does count, and if you do not use it, you are doing a disservice to your country and to yourself as well. Around Election Day, you will see, hear and read a huge wave of political ads. They are produced by very professional marketers and aimed at getting you to support some candidate or to approve or disapprove of some question on the ballot. In a presidential election year, literally billions of dollars are spent on these ads. Even in off year elections, it is difficult to escape the flood of political ads that appear on television, radio, billboards and now, the internet. Figure this out: the people who pay for those ads would not do so if they did not know that your vote is important! Obviously, it is important to...
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Only 54 Days to the National Election, But Who’s Counting?

This year’s Presidential Election is unprecedented in a number of ways. Most notably, both of the major party candidates are remarkably unpopular. Mr. Trump has the highest negative rating ever achieved in the history of American political polling. Mrs. Clinton has the next highest! Both candidates' negative rating far exceeds front-runners of the past and most Americans have never felt so disinclined to vote for either major candidate. These two candidates were chosen by the most extreme and partisan elements of their own party. Neither of them is likely to get their legislative program enacted by both the House of Representatives and the Senate. Therefore, you may ask yourself, “Why vote?” This is an error. Even if you cannot vote for either Mr. Trump or Mrs. Clinton, you should go to the polls and cast a ballot. Very important contests are going on below the presidential level. Your city, state and national representatives will be chosen. Well-known names like John McCain and...
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