OKEECHOBEE – Registered voters who did not vote in the last two elections will be removed from the voter rolls if they don’t respond to a mailing from the Okeechobee County Supervisor of Elections Office.
At the Jan. 12 meetting of the Okeechobee County Board of Commissioners Supervisor of Elections Melissa Arnold said her office is sending out mailings to those on the county’s voter resgistration rolls who did not vote in the last two elections, using the mailing addresses on record with the Elections Office. Those who do not respond will be purged from the list of registered voters.
In other business at their Jan. 12 meeting, commissioners waived the fee to allow the New St. Stephens African Methodist Episcopal Church of Okeechobee to use the Douglas Brown Community Center for monthly free community breakfasts in 2023. The regular fee for using the county facility is $125 for four hours.
“Everyone is welcome, but it is really intended to focus on the homeless,” Community Service Director Denise Whitehead explained.
Last year they fed about 225 people on the third Saturday of each month.