Black voters turned out twice as much in the 2018 midterm elections than the 2014 midterm election cycle, a turnout on par with the 2016 presidential election, but there is still much work to be done.
In a historic mid-term election, Florida residents voted in favor of state constitutional Amendment 4, which automatically restored voting rights to 1.4 million people with felony convictions on their record. The ballot initiative received support from 64.5 percent of Florida voters – the needed amount to amend the state’s constitution.
Equal Ground will work with community partners to boost civic participation among infrequent black Floridians by registering new Black voters and Returning Citizens in targeted geographies within the state. Giving them the opportunity to demonstrate their support for champions of racial justice and equity. This is why we are dedicated to ensuring black voters are registered in Florida. We have launched our voter registration program and plan to register more than 10 thousand residents in Orange, Seminole, Pinellas and Volusia County.