The Villages Democratic Club
Make Sure Your Vote Counts!!
Is your voter registration up-to-date?
Many people can no longer vote because they’ve been purged from the rolls, or their signatures have changed. If your original registration signature is several years old, it may no longer look the same as you write it now. It might be time to register again and update your signature.
Click HERE to watch a brief video (<2 mins) that explains the process.
To check your status or update your voter info online, click the following link or go to:
Or, call the county elections office where you reside.
Need Help with Your Ballot?
Launched by the League of Women Voters Education Fund (LWVEF) in October of 2006, VOTE411.org is a "one-stop-shop" for election related information. It provides nonpartisan information to the public with both general and state-specific information on the following aspects of the election process:
DISCLAIMER: While the links and information above are accurate as of the posting, the information is provided here for your convenience. Your county Supervisor of Elections office is the final authority on voting information for your County. Links to the county elections websites are provided below (for residents of The Villages).
If you live in Sumter County:
If you live in Lake County:
If you live in Marion County:
Why Vote by Mail (VBM)?
In a March 2020 appearance on CNN, Florida Democratic Party Executive Director Juan Peñalosa told anchor Don Lemon:
Make Sure Your Vote-by-Mail Ballot Counts!
Signing your Vote-by-Mail (VBM) Envelope
The VBM envelope pictured at the left is a CORRECT sample. You'll find your name printed (circled in blue) below the Barcode.
Households that have more than one VBM voter often accidentally switch envelopes. This invalidates your vote!
You can check that your ballot was received and counted by going online to the Voter Information Lookup form on your county's Supervisor of Elections website, or by clicking one of the links below:
Voter Outreach and Protection
Two programs dedicated to helping voters in Sumter County are administered out of our partner organization - the Sumter Democratic Executive Committee (DEC) office.
The Voter Outreach Program, headed up by State Committeeman Bob Berg, monitors and directs activities related to voter registration, enrollment in Vote-by-Mail, and all aspects of the Get Out the Vote (GOTV) effort in Sumter County.
The Voter Protection Program , chaired by State Committeewoman Cris Anderson, is part of a larger Florida Democratic Party effort to remove impediments to voter participation in Florida elections.
Visit the Sumter DEC website for more details on these programs.
Our Voter Protection Team is committed to ensuring every voter can vote and every vote is counted.
Miriam Henoch and Cathie Hardy have recruited over 170 local volunteers who will be working with the Biden Campaign to address any voting issues or problems.
o Our “Cure Blue” Team led by Barbara Dieker will assist voters whose mail ballot was rejected because of a signature problem.
o Our “Returned Undeliverable” Team led by Bob Berg will assist voters whose mail ballot did not forward to their current location
o Our Poll Watchers will be inside the polling locations during Early Voting and Election Day ensuring every voter can vote and reporting any problems to the Boiler Room.
o Our Poll Observers will be outside the polling locations during Early Voting and Election Day assisting voters and reporting any problems to the Boiler Room.
o Our Boiler Room Volunteers will assist our Poll Watchers and Observers to help resolve any voting issues, address any voting incidents and log the information into a nationwide database of the Democratic Party.
o Our Legal Team led by Fern Singer and Susie Watterson will observe the Canvassing Board meetings and provide legal assistance when needed.