Community collaboration helped drive the success of the event, with VoteRiders receiving a helping hand from its community partner, Hope CommUnity Center, in obtaining volunteers from its staff. Three staff members from Hope CommUnity Center were present during the event to assist with social security card applications, birth certificate applications, and the check in process. Prior to the event, Hope CommUnity Center Manager Zandell Johnson and Maxey Community Center staff member Danykqua Faulk worked with VoteRiders’ Florida Coordinator Jazlyn Gallego to pass out hundreds of flyers in the Winter Garden community a week before the event to raise awareness of it and drive broad-based participation. This included canvassing at local supermarket plazas and apartment complexes.
During just these two events, nearly 100 individuals received crucial information about the voter ID law in Florida and VoteRiders’ services, and 60 more received free ID help from start to finish – and are now newly-prepared to cast a ballot that counts in this election year and beyond!
VoteRiders – along with its ever-growing network of partners in Florida and trained volunteers – will be holding many more of these events in the coming weeks and months.
To assist with a Voter ID Clinic in your area or get involved virtually, sign up to volunteer at: VoteRiders.org/Volunteer.
To obtain help with ID or voting-related questions, call or text the VoteRiders Helpline at 844-338-8743.