Okaloosa Democrats August 2020 Newsletter

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Moving Forward, Together

Virtual Concert!!Wednesday, August 19, 7:00-8:30 PM

Jazz, Blues, Folk, Soul, Bluegrass, Hip Hop. Want to hear something new, old or bold? We have you covered! Want to meet the candidates running for US Congress and Florida State House in Okaloosa County? Great, they’ll be there too! We understand budgets are tight, so the suggested minimum donation is only $10.00 – but please choose whatever amount works best for you. Space is limited and tickets will go fast. Click here to learn more and RSVP!

Vote-By-Mail Requests Soar –Here’s What You Need to Know

Over one million Democrats have enrolled or renewed their vote-by-mail enrollment since the March 17 Presidential Preference Primary! Additionally, Florida Democrats now hold (as of August 2) a 600,000+ vote-by-mail enrollment advantage over the Florida GOP.  Thanks to all of our volunteers for your hard work in improving our numbers.  In 2016, Florida Democrats held a slim 8,800 edge in vote-by-mail.

If you are voting by mail in the August Primary:

  • Don’t forget to sign and date the outside of the envelope.
  • Vote-by-mail ballots require a first class postage stamp.
  • Your ballot MUST be received by the Supervisor of Elections by 7 PM election day.
  • If mailing, please allow plenty of time for your ballot to be delivered. We suggest at least 10 days, which means they should be in the mail by Friday August 7th.
  • You can also drop your vote by mail ballot off at the secure box at any early voting location. Early voting is August 8-15, 9 AM – 6 PM. You can find a list of early voting locations HERE.

Upcoming Events

Community Fish Fry / Political RallySaturday, August 8, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Join us this Saturday at the Chevron station on the corner of Mary Esther Cut-off (521 Mary Esther Cut Off NW, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548) and Lovejoy Rd. NW for a community rally hosted by Burnette Harmon Wood Community Resource Center. Enjoy fried fish platters, hear community leaders and enjoy friendship while social distancing. Okaloosa Democrats will be registering voters and enrolling people in Vote-by-Mail. Let’s show support by wearing our Democratic Blue and Candidate Apparel. Hope to see you there!

August Okaloosa Primary Essentials
Sunday, August 9, 3:30-4:30 PM

We have a primary on August 18th so we have put together this virtual presentation to help inform voters. We’ll review the candidates on the ballot and explain the “Universal Primary” process. We’ll also provide all the information you need to vote – whether you are voting early, by mail, or at the polls on Election Day. Come join fellow Democrats for this fun and informative session.


SIGN WAVING – North and South County!!

Our astute members have been busy scouting out locations for us to show our Democratic Spirit!  Wear your Democratic gear and Candidate/Issue t-shirts. Or just wear blue. Please wear a mask and practice physical distancing. We’ll have plenty of hand sanitizer and signs and flags to wave.

Fort Walton Beach

Wednesdays from 4:30-6:00 PM

Meet at the corner of North Beal Pkwy and Mary Esther Cutoff.  Ruby Tuesday is located on that corner (573 North Beal Pkwy, Fort Walton Beach).


Thursdays from 4:30-6:00 PM

Meet at the large sign in front of the CVS at the intersection of Hwy 90 and Hwy 85 (302 E James Lee Blvd, Crestview).

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Okaloosa Democrats is a precinct-based organization that fights for democratic causes from the grass roots. We are the official local county arm of the Florida Democratic Party and the forefront organization of registered democrats in Okaloosa County.

Together, we stand with Florida's middle class.
We believe our community and our country succeed when
everyone gets a fair chance,
everyone does their fair share,
everyone plays by the same rules,
and everyone has the
freedom to participate in the political process.

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