Can Women Improve Hendry County Voter Turnout?
Hendry County's 50.45% voter turnout for the recent Midterm Election was substantially higher than most of our recent city and county elections; however, it was the lowest turnout of all Florida's 67 counties including those in the Florida Panhandle that were still in the early stages of recovering from Hurricane Michael.
Hendry County and its rival for consistently having the highest unemployment rate in the state, Sumter County, trailed the average turnout out by some 15 percentage points. What causes this voter apathy and how can it be corrected?
Perhaps establishing chapters of the Florida Democratic Women's Club in Hendry County can help identify and solve the problem. Sandra McClinton, former chair of the Lee County Democratic Party and current district chair of Democratic Women's Clubs in Southwest Florida, will be a speaker at the 9:30 a.m. December 1 meeting of the Hendry County Democratic Party to be held at the Pioneer Plantation home of Henry and Victoria Avellaneda, 2100 Riviera Avenue, Clewiston 33440.
Now is the time to start planning for increased voter participation by Hendry County's voters in the 2020 election cycle. This meeting is open to the public, and all Hendry County Democrats interested in learning what can be done to encourage and improve citizen participation in government are invited and welcome.