Why We Vote
Voting is the most important thing that we do as a citizen and our job as an active Democrat is to help maximize the voter turnout for the Democratic candidate. The Republicans are working hard to make sure YOU don't vote. Be knowledgeable about the voting process. The first, best source is the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections, a non-partisan office currently held by Democrat Wendy Sartory Link.
Visit the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Website at: www.pbcelections.org
The most dramatic and proven way to increase voter turnout is to have Democrats Vote-by- Mail or VBM. This was previously called Absentee Ballot but the name was changed because it is not necessary for a person to be out of town on voting day. A key effort for both the County and State Democratic organizations is to maximize the number of people signed up. The following is summary description of the process and its benefits.
How to Vote by Mail
Sign up yourself and all other Democrats for VBM by calling 561-656-6208 or online at www.pbcelections.org.
NEW THIS YEAR: Under the current Florida Laws, Vote-by-Mail requests are valid through the end of the calendar year of the next regularly scheduled general election (November 8, 2022). Voters who wish to receive a Vote-by-Mail ballot for 2023 through 2024 elections will be required to submit a mail ballot request after November 8, 2022.
Your full name, address, date of birth, Florida Driver License or ID number, or the last four digits of the elector's Social Security number, whichever may be verified in our records
Your mailing address (if applicable; ballots cannot be forwarded. Be sure to provide your current mailing address.)
Your voter registration number (optional)
The election or elections for which the Vote-by-Mail ballot is being requested
Your Signature (written request)
Voter's name and home address, date of birth, Florida Driver License or ID number, or the last four digits of the elector's Social Security number, whichever may be verified in our records
Requester's relationship to the voter
Requester's name and address
Requester's Driver License number, ID number, or the last four digits of the requester's Social Security number (if available)
Requester's signature (for written requests)
Why Vote by Mail
Registered Democrats, as a whole, had a turnout of about 75% in 2016
Democrats who requested to Vote by Mail (absentee ballot), and then chose to vote either by Mail, at Early Voting, or on Election Day, had a voter turnout that was close to 92%, a significant difference.
Getting more Democrats to request ballots for Voting by Mail is critical to win future elections by improving turnout.
Voters have time to research candidates.
Allows time to read, think about, and answer issue questions.
Help other voters know who to vote for in non-partisan races.
The arrival of a ballot is a reminder of primary and local elections.
GOTV phone calls are reduced once the ballot is received by SOE.
Avoids risk of bad weather, illness, or other emergencies on Election Day
Avoid long lines at Early Voting and Election Day.
You can bring your signed and sealed ballots into the Supervisor of Elections.
Free up your time on Election Day to volunteer with a campaign.