MOVING FORWARD TOGETHER
GET DEMOCRATS ELECTED
Our community outreach efforts allow us to connect with fellow voters, discuss the issues that matter, further political involvement, build community and recruit volunteers.. During campaign season, our efforts help Get Out The Vote (GOTV) for Democratic candidates. Okaloosa Democrats uses many modes of outreach to advocate democratic causes, such as:
Phone Banking: The calling of registered voters to advocate for democrats and/or democratic causes. This is commonly done collectively and by a provided script. It's fun, trust us.
Canvassing: Door-to-door outreach whereby volunteers campaign by talking to registered voters face to face. Canvassing offers a great opportunity to meet your neighbors and have interesting discussions!
Voter registration drives: The volunteer registration and pre-registration of voters at various locations in our community.
Precinct organization acts as the vital foundation of political activities in our community. Getting involved in your precinct involves precinct meetings, phone banking and canvassing in your neighborhood, recruiting volunteers from the people you know, and overall, a greater sense of connection with the people in your area. To find out which precinct you are located in, click here. To get involved, contact your precinct's committee leader by locating them on our precinct committee leaders list. If you do not see a precinct committee leader listed for your precinct, consider joining the OCDEC (Okaloosa County Democratic Executive Committee) in representing your precinct as a committee leader!
Contact the chair or vice chair for more information.
Active advocacy for important issues is a cornerstone of our presence in the community. From contacting local, state, and federal representatives on legislation, to attending City Council and County Commission meetings, to participating in marches and other actions, we advocate for inclusion, progress, and justice.
Peacefully, actively, and effectively, our voices are heard.
Poll watching is a crucial component of our voter protection program. Poll watching, when done correctly, allows our campaign to work to quickly resolve voting and polling place issues,provides a vital first-hand record of incidents or violations in the court of law, and ensures that as many voters as possible legally cast their ballot.
Poll watchers will observe activites at the polling place and report irregularities and potential election law violations. Poll watchers will sign up for half-day shifts at priority polling locations during the early vote period and on election day.
Poll watchers must be registered to vote in the county where they are credentialed as poll watchers. If you are interested in becoming a poll watcher for the upcoming primary or general election, please sign up here.
Ballot curing is another crucial component of our voter protection program. Ballot curing involves identifying vote by mail ballots that have been flagged by the Supervisor of Elections for review, and communicating with the voters to ensure they have the proper information to ensure any questions are addressed and that their voters are counted.
If you are interested in helping us with ballot cures in the upcoming general election, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with Ballot Curing in the title.
OTHER WAYS TO HELP
Are you bilingual, a graphic designer, an owner of a vehicle, or wanting to find out about other opportunities to volunteer for Okaloosa Democrats using your particular skill set? We could use your help!
To volunteer for a 2 or 4 hour shift at our office, contact Karen Spencer
Many of our volunteers schedule a regular shift once or twice per month..
For information on other ways to help, contact our chair or vice chair!
GET OUT AND VOTE!
Above all, the most impactful way to support Okaloosa Democrats is to vote in the upcoming elections. Keeping up with your voter registration status and staying informed about election dates and candidates are important attributes of an active participator in the political process.
For more information regarding voting, click here, or refer to the menu above.