Paul Lux

Sandra Averhart / WUWF Public Media

More than one million of former felons in the state of Florida will be able to register to vote beginning this Tuesday, when the Voting Restoration Amendment 4 takes effect.

There has been a lot of preparation and anticipation for implementation.

Sara Latshaw has been looking forward to this day on behalf of the many individuals in the state who were excluded from the election process due to their felony convictions and were kept out long after completion of their sentences.

A federal judge in Tallahassee has extended the deadline until Wednesday, for voter registration in Florida for the November 8th general election.
U.S. District Judge Mark Walker granted the additional day, with a hearing set for Wednesday involving a temporary restraining order sought by the plaintiffs, and an extension of voter registration through at least October 18.

Municipal Elections Could Change FWB City Charter

Feb 23, 2015
Danielle Freeman

This year’s municipal elections are right around the corner, and Ft. Walton Beach’s ballot is overflowing:  the city has seven referenda aimed at changing the city’s charter.

The amendments range from establishing residency requirements for city council members and the mayor, to setting term limits of no more than two full consecutive terms in the mayor’s office. Another item on the ballot will call for a unanimous council vote or public referendum to disband the police and fire departments.

Grant Expands Voting For Military Members

Nov 30, 2013 / Our Mission: Your Vote Consortium

 Almost $1.9 million in federal grant money will help the Okaloosa County Elections Office to increase their ability to offer electronic ballots to overseas voters. Supervisor of Elections Paul Lux says the money will be used to bring 21 additional Florida counties into the Our Mission: Your Vote   consortium that he founded in 2010. With the original federal grant of $1.6 million in 2011, the Our Mission: Your Vote program began as a consortium of 13 Florida Counties who came together to provide access to some of the hardest to reach voters for every federal election through 2016.