OKEECHOBEE — Voters of all ages, backgrounds and party affiliations in Okeechobee are invited to participate in a #walkthevote parade on Saturday, Oct. 24 at 2 p.m. to personally deliver their ballot to the ballot box safely, securely and without the need to wait in a long line. Assembling as a group, wearing masks and practicing social distancing, participants will gather and travel to drop off their mail-in ballot.
All are invited to participate in the lively parade, designed to encourage early voting and celebrate community and political engagement. Organized by the national nonpartisan organization #walkthevote, similar voting “parades” are being held in more than 18 U.S. cities in a number of pivotal swing states to encourage in-person, early voting ahead of Election Day.
#walkthevote is a nonpartisan movement of activists, organizers, technologists — ordinary people of all stripes — coming together to help voters across the United States to drop off their absentee ballots in person at drop boxes. #walkthevote was launched to convey the importance of voting and in response to concerns about mail-in voting and COVID-19 safety.
For more information about #walkthevote and the city’s voting “parade,” visit https://www.mobilize.us/walkthevote/event/353026/
What: Okeechobee residents are invited to participate in #walkthevote community parade to bring their ballot to the ballot box, as part of a celebratory nationwide movement to encourage and support early voting.
When: Saturday, Oct. 24 at 2 p.m.
Where: 807 N.E. 13th Ave., Okeechobee.