As of 8:15 a.m. campaigners were helping to direct traffic in the parking lot at the Ramblewood Condominium voting site in Kendale Lakes. As voters came in, the campaigners showed them where to park while handing out flyers. Many of the spots are reserved for residents. What started as one campaigner quickly grew to
At around 7:30 a.m. Democrat Rachel Jeanfrancois said she came to the Coral Springs Center for the Arts to avoid a long line at the polls later in the day. Jeanfrancois waited for her younger sister, Nahomie, to finish casting her vote. Nahomie Jeanfrancois took the initiative in waking everyone in her household
Engage Miami officials say sometimes it takes a party to get people to vote. “Sometimes elections have a bad rep as being boring,” said Rebecca Pelham, executive director of the group, which focuses on getting young people to vote. “We wanted to create something celebratory.” The party, held in the
A group of Surfside residents are railing against a proposal for a new Town Hall and civic center, claiming the proposed public-private development is actually a land grab, and are seeking to stop the project at a commission meeting Nov. 13. The developer, however, says it would be a $33.5 million gift to the
Groups on the right and the left are working to get students in South Florida to register and vote, either at early voting sites or on Nov. 6. South Florida News Service talks to groups at Florida International University and the University of Miami to see how they're interacting with their classmates this election season.
On Monday, Oct. 29, President Donald Trump told "Axios" he plans to sign an executive order banning birthright citizenship to babies of noncitizens and unauthorized immigrants born within United States borders. With many criticizing this decision as unconstitutional, SFNS asked Florida International University students what they thought of the president's announcement.
In the fourth episode of The South Florida Access, host Amanda Bazil speaks with Mahlia Lindquist, executive director of LEAP, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping incarcerated women transcend their past. She is also urging people to vote for Florida Amendment 4, an initiative that would restore voting rights to most felons -- except those
South Florida News Service presents "Amendments for Dummies," your crash course to the 12 amendments Floridians will be voting on this election cycle. Four of them are bundled, so it's important that voters pay attention. Though the number goes to 13, Amendment 8 was removed from the ballot. We'll be breaking down the essential
Eligible voters can vote-by-mail, vote during early voting and on Election Day. Early voting ends Nov. 4 and Election Day is Nov. 6. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. There are 12 amendments on the Florida ballot as well as numerous federal, state and local candidates. In addition, there are county and city
As the midterm elections approach, activist organizations like NextGen America are focused on increasing voter registration and turnout among young people. Two and a half months after the Parkland’s shooting, Florida experienced an eight percentage point gain in youth voter registration, according to TargetSmart. In the August primaries, young people 18 to 25 turned out to vote in higher numbers than in 2014. However,