Florida Democrats sending 1 million text messages urging people to sign up to vote by mail – By Anthony Man (South Florida Sun Sentinel) / March 30 2020
The next marketing message on your phone might be a text message from the Florida Democratic Party.
The push: vote by mail in 2020. Nationally, there’s growing interest in expanding voting by mail.
The state Democrats, along with the Democratic National Committee, plan to announce Monday that they’re launching a “massive texting campaign” to urge registered Democrats to sign up to vote by mail. Recipients will get a link to sign up to receive a mail ballot.
The party said Democrats are enlisting hundreds of volunteers to text more than 1 million Florida voters. The messages won’t be coming from robots, a spokeswoman said.
The context is the spread of the new coronavirus, which could make people uneasy about voting in neighborhood polling places on election day or at regional early voting sites leading up to the election.