Florida, January 28, 2008 – Soca the Vote.com urges Caribbean-American citizens to vote today, January 29th, 2008, in Florida in Presidential Preference Primary Elections. Polls will open at 7:00 am and close at 7:00 pm.
WHAT: Every Caribbean-American citizen (English, French-Creole, Spanish, Dutch speaking) over the age of 18 is eligible to register and vote!
WHO: All Caribbean-American persons and members of cultural, religious, educational, sports, community, business, charitable organizations throughout the State of Florida.
WHEN: Tuesday, January 29th (7am to 7pm)
Registered Democrats and Republicans will be eligible to vote for their presidential nominee preference. Ballots will also include certain constitutional amendments, ballot issues, and specific municipal elections in certain counties.
WHERE: In precincts throughout Florida. For information on your exact precinct, contact the office of your local Supervisor of Elections.
WHY: Politics impacts the life of every citizen regardless of their race, religion, gender, or national origin. Political decisions are made with or without a citizen’s participation. Caribbean-Americans have a choice to be involved and engaged in these important decisions and in the future leadership of the country.
HOW: Voters should remember the following:
· Unlike during Early Voting, voters must go to their assigned polling place, which is listed on their Voter Information Card
· Voters should bring a photo ID that contains a signature
· Do not forget to review your choices and indicate final choice through the respective confirmation mechanism
The Soca D’ Vote campaign is a non-partisan grassroots initiative to foster greater civic awareness and voter education in the Caribbean Diaspora and throughout the Caribbean region. For more information, visit www.socadvote.com / www.socathevote.com (in progress).