The Voting Rights Act of 1965, signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson, aimed to overcome legal barriers at the state and local levels that prevented African Americans from exercising their right to vote as guaranteed under the 15th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The Voting Rights Act is considered one of the most far-reaching pieces of civil rights legislation in U.S. history. (www.history.com) The efforts from those who fought for those rights, is the very reason why we cannot take our voting right for granted. The Haitian American Community Coalition of SWFL urge all citizens, 18 years and older to vote. Our Vote, is Our Voice! Here are some links to help you along the way!
FOR ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS, CONTACT THE DIVISION OF ELECTIONS
VOTER ASSISTANCE HOTLINE
Toll Free 1.866.308.6739 (in English and Español), available Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, with extended hours during statewide elections.
If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the Division using the Florida Relay Service, 1.800.955.8771 (TDD), 1.800.955.8770 (Voice), or 1.877.955.8773 (Español).