President's Monthly Letter
Every election we have said, “This is the most important election of our lifetimes!” Now, we’re really not crying wolf. This really, truly is the most important election of our lifetimes; our democracy is on the line and now we are having to figure out how to vote during this deadly pandemic.
Joe Biden is recommending and the Palm Beach County Democratic Party agrees that the safest way to vote is by mail. You may be concerned about voting by mail. I feel comfortable if you mail your ballot by August 8, it will have plenty of time to get there. Now that early voting has begun, you have a second alternative. All early voting locations have a locked and secured drop off bag for your ballot. The envelope must be signed as if you were going to mail it. The security person sitting outside the poll has the bag. You can just drop yours into the bag. You can also drop off your ballot at any Supervisor of Elections location.
It is vital that we also make sure our friends and neighbors fill out the Census. This takes about 5 minutes to complete. The website, https://2020census.gov/ describes how you can respond online, by phone, or by mail. During this census two of the most important things that are on the line, are public school funding and the possibility of Florida receiving two more United States Congressional Representatives. It is really important we try to get as many as possible returned.
I know how difficult it is living in Florida where masks seem to be “optional” during the coronavirus pandemic. This is frustrating to many of us. We all wish every Palm Beach County citizen realized how important this is so we can “flatten the curve”. This week I received my masks from the Palm Beach County Commission and I hope you did too. I’m sure you don’t need this reminder. but make sure when you go out you wear one; I want all of you to stay safe.
Finally, make sure you mail that ballot or vote early beginning August 3 and ending August 16 from 10 A.M. to 7 P.M.
Stay safe and see you online,