Voter Services

Voter Services

Voter Services

Focus: Participate and organize voter registration and education activities at various sites in Palm Beach County. Work with speakers bureau and other committees to provide voter registration services.

Chair: Harriet Diamond (hdiamon@comcast.net, 772-696-2514)

Meetings:  First Thursday of the Month, at Children’s Services Council, 2300 High Ridge Road, Boynton, Beach, Fl.…

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Hispanic Voters at Fiesta de Pueblo

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By Pam Maldonado, Voter Services Committee Chair

 

An enthusiastic group of Leaguers attended the PR-Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s Fiesta de Pueblo in Greenacres Park on Three Kings Day, January 6th.  Unlike last year, which was rainy, windy and cold, the weather could not have been more beautiful and the crowd was appreciably larger.  The constant music was contagious and it was hard to keep from dancing around as we tried to snag people to register.

 

We were extremely pleased when Mr. Wilsonnet Cabrera Rosado (pictured here), recently arrived from Puerto Rico, came over and said he wanted to register.  He and his family have relocated to Greenacres from Corozal, a city in the north central part of the …

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Fiesta de Pueblo

For the second year in a row, we will be participating in the “Fiesta de Pueblo,” the traditional Puerto Rican celebration of Three Kings Day (“El Día de los Reyes Magos”).  This annual event is sponsored by the Puerto Rican-Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the City of Greenacres.

Saturday, January 6th, from 3-10 pm
Community Park of Greenacres
2905 Jog Rd, Greenacres, FL 33467

We’ll have a tent set up to register voters and to provide information on elections, especially to those who have recently arrived from Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.

Come join the fun and bring your family!  There will be great Latin music to get your hips and feet moving, as well as all kinds of traditional Puerto Rican delicacies.  The little ones will enjoy

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LWVPBC at West Palm Beach Green Market

On Saturday, Dec. 2, we started our voter registration season at the Green Market in West Palm Beach. Amid swarms of people enjoying the sunshine and gourmet offerings of local vendors, Marc Bruner, Kelly Domnick, Polly Maier and Pam Maldonado manned the tent, registering voters and circulating the Former Felons Rights Restoration petition.

The highlight of the day was “capturing” several new teenage voters who will automatically receive their Voter Registration Cards upon their 18th birthday.

Just as we were winding up the day, we met the Huber family–parents, grandparents and two teen daughters. We spoke to them for quite a while and discovered that one daughter–Hayley–is 16 years old, and thus eligible to register to vote.

 

Her Mom shouted to her to come over because she …

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National Voter Registration Day

By Pam Maldonado, Voter Services Co-Chair

 

LWVPBC will partner with F. Malcolm Cunningham, Sr. Bar Association for a National Voter Registration Day event at Keiser University in West Palm Beach. The Cunningham Bar Association, a group of black attorneys, has declared voter registration to be a major focus of their activities this year.  We are looking forward to working with them on this event and in the future!

 

In preparation for our upcoming collaboration at a National Voter Registration Day event at Keiser University, Ethelene Jones and I attended a meeting of the F. Malcolm Cunningham, Sr. Bar Association at the Main Courthouse in West Palm Beach.  We discussed the League—it’s history, challenges and activities, the petition to return former felons’ voting rights, followed by a …

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