Ethiopian Oromo Activists Support Letter from U.S. Senate to Secretary Pompeo calling for U.S Action in Ethiopia

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U.S. Senators join members of the House of Representatives' call to end ethnic and religious violence in Ethiopia.

FALLS CHURCH, VIRGINIA, UNITED STATES, October 31, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Oromo Legacy Leadership and Advocacy Association (OLLAA) welcomes the news of a joint letter from members of the U.S. Senate to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo regarding Ethiopia's growing political and human rights crisis. The Senate letter is signed by Senators including Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (MD.), Senator Elizabeth Warren (MA), and Senator Christopher Coons (DL). The U.S. Senate letter follows the powerful August 21st, 2020, letter by members of the U.S. House of Representatives to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo regarding the same issues of concern; the growing political and human rights crisis in Ethiopia. As with the House letter, the Senators in their joint letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo express their deep concerns about violence, repression, and the Ethiopian government’s departure from democratic norms. The Senate letter echoes the House letter, which asks Secretary Pompeo to push the Ethiopian government to:

• Return to valued democratic norms,
• Respect human rights,
• Ensure a fair and fully transparent judicial process for all those arrested during the recent unrest, and
• Ensure transparent and independent investigations into the reported extrajudicial killings of peaceful Ethiopian protesters and activists.

The letter from the U.S. House of Representatives, and now the U.S. Senate, shines a powerful light on the issues facing Ethiopia and will, without a doubt, have far-reaching implications for the protection of human rights, safeguarding the rule of law, and putting the country back on a path to democracy. OLLAA urges Secretary Pompeo to follow the House and Senate actions by condemning the widespread human rights violations in Ethiopia. These include the mistreatment of political prisoners, such as Jawar Mohammed and Bekele Gerba, who have been denied necessary medical attention, the killings of dozens of peaceful protesters that took place after Haacaaluu Hundessa’s killing, and the use of schools and stadiums as unofficial, undeclared prisons.

OLLAA believes that the United States has a vital national interest in ending repression, inter-communal violence, and democratic backsliding in Ethiopia. Only decisive action by the United States and the exertion of American leadership can achieve these critical objectives.

Karl Von Batten
Von Batten-Montague-York
karl.vonbatten@montagueyork.com


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Great America PAC to Run Powerful "Fracking Liars" Ad During Ohio State vs Penn State Football Game

Paid for by Great America PAC

A devastating new ad titled “Fracking Liars” will be run during the biggest college football game in Pennsylvania this weekend

President Trump’s path to re-election runs through Pennsylvania so that’s where our final efforts are focused.”

— Ed Rollins

ALEXANDRIA, VA, UNITED STATES, October 31, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Great America PAC, a leading pro-Trump Super PAC, and its Chairman Ed Rollins today announced its devastating new ad titled “Fracking Liars” will be run during the biggest college football game in Pennsylvania this weekend. Scheduled for Saturday evening, the Ohio State vs. Penn State game features two nationally ranked teams and is expected to draw a large viewership, especially in Pennsylvania. The hard-hitting “Fracking Liars” ad exposes Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’ dishonesty on fracking, which is a key issue in Pennsylvania.

“President Trump’s path to re-election runs through Pennsylvania so that’s where our final efforts are focused,” said Rollins. “Biden and Harris’ dishonestly on fracking is a compelling issue that will move undecided voters in the state. We are extremely proud to have raised and spent $45 million from 300,000 donors since the inception of our PAC. Our efforts have always been efficient, innovative, and provided meaningful impact. We believe they will help ensure a second victory for the President in 3 days.”

The powerful “Fracking Liars” ad, is being run during the Penn State game tomorrow as well as during the pre-game for the Philadelphia Eagle’s Sunday Night Football game.

Great America PAC is a leading pro-Trump Super PAC led by veteran Republican strategist, Ed Rollins. Since 2016, the group raised and spent $45 million in support of Donald Trump’s candidacy, presidency, and agenda. The group is one of the most active on the national political landscape, with over 300,000 contributors, broadcasting more than 30,000 TV spots and 300,000 radio ads, placing 30 million phone calls and text messages, sending over 2.5 million pieces of mail, and maintaining a file of millions of active, engaged Trump supporters across the country.

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Great America PAC
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Fracking Liars


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Legendary Aardvark Jazz Orchestra to Hold Livestream CD Celebration, Faces of Souls

Famed Aardvark Jazz Orchestra celebrates its 48th season this Fall

The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra’s new CD release, Faces of Souls, is a striking collection of compositions by Harvey

Mark Harvey and his Aardvark Jazz Orchestra have been called “a bracing walk on the wild side of the big band spectrum” (Jazz Times)

Renowned composer Mark Harvey will discuss his Aardvark Jazz Orchestra's new CD and play excerpts in livestream interview with jazz journalist Bob Blumenthal

Fresh….unconventional, The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra proves once more its reputation as one of the best jazz ensembles in the world.”

— Jazz Podium, Germany

CAMBRIDGE, MA, UNITED STATES, October 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Called “stunningly beautiful and adventurous” (The New York City Jazz Record), The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra continues its 48th season with a livestream celebration of the band’s new CD, Faces of Souls on Sunday, November 15, 2020 at 7:00 pm. Distinguished jazz journalist Bob Blumenthal will interview Mark Harvey, internationally acclaimed composer and founder/director of The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra, and they’ll play excerpts from the CD. The album is a striking collection of works by Mark Harvey on themes of democracy, justice and equality, with powerful relevance today. Faces of Souls is Aardvark’s 16th CD and the band’s 10th release on Leo Records, one of the world’s leading independent labels.

The event is sponsored by MIT Music and Theater Arts and is free an open to the public, and everyone is invited to a Live Zoom reception after the event. Registration is required. Click here to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aardvark-virtual-livestream-interview-and-cd-release-tickets-124432792833

Jean Buzelin (CultureJazz.Fr) hailed the new CD, Faces of Souls, writing: “The most beautiful big band in the world…Mark Harvey has an uncanny mastery for balancing and opposing orchestral masses, and he daringly creates unusual associations and complex rhythms. His orchestra “rings,” the nuances stand out, the colors vibrate, the power is expressed fully.” Troy Dostert (Free Jazz Collective) called the album "expansive…gorgeous…stirring."

Faces of Souls takes listeners on a captivating journey through seven of Harvey’s masterful compositions, from elegies that draw on small-ensemble work, to sweeping orchestral masterpieces that weave complex tapestries of harmonies, rhythms, colors and textures. Harvey’s brilliant cast of musicians, many with 30+ years on the Aardvark bandstand, shine equally in consummate section work and inspired solos. The title track takes its inspiration from the Shaw Memorial in Boston, Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ powerful sculpture of Colonel Robert Gould Shaw and his 54th Massachusetts Regiment, who were among the first African Americans to fight in the Civil War. The other pieces expand on the album’s themes of social justice and democratic values.

Click here to register for The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra's November 15 Livestream CD celebration:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aardvark-virtual-livestream-interview-and-cd-release-tickets-124432792833

Founded in 1973, The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra has premiered more than 180 works, and has performed extensively in clubs, concert halls, festivals, colleges, universities, and other venues. Praised for “exuberance, imagination and sheer brio” (Jazz Review, UK), the band has been called “one of the best jazz ensembles in the world” (Jazz Podium, Germany). Aardvark guest artists have included such notables as Sheila Jordan, Jaki Byard, Ricky Ford, Geri Allen, Jimmy Giuffre, Matt Savage and Dominique Eade. The orchestra is managed by Americas Musicworks. Visit the Aardvark Facebook page.

Founder and music director Mark Harvey, winner of the 2019 Roy Haynes Award, has performed as trumpeter with jazz greats Claudio Roditi, Gil Evans, Howard McGhee, Kenny Dorham, Sam Rivers and others, and has recorded with George Russell and Baird Hersey. Among his 200 works are pieces written for and premiered with jazz legends Joe Lovano, Sheila Jordan, Steve Turre, Jimmy Giuffre, and Ran Blake. Dr. Harvey teaches jazz studies at MIT.

Aardvark is: Arni Cheatham, Peter H. Bloom, Phil Scarff, Chris Rakowski, and Dan Zupan, woodwinds; KC Dunbar and Jeanne Snodgrass, trumpets; Bob Pilkington, Jay Keyser, and Jeff Marsanskis, trombones; Bill Lowe, bass trombone and tuba; Richard Nelson, guitar; Rob Bethel, cello; John Funkhouser, piano and string bass; Harry Wellott, drums; Jerry Edwards and Grace Hughes, vocalists (not performing on Faces of Souls); and Mark Harvey, piano and music director. Also on the CD are Allan Chase, Michael Heller and Alex Mekelburg, woodwinds; Tom Plsek and Randy Pingrey, trombones.

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Kimlin Johnson, Acclaimed Civil Rights Activist, Speaks On A Step Towards a Solution to Systemic Racism

Acclaimed Author & Civil Rights Activist Kimlin Johnson

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, October 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — As a Black woman, Kimlin Johnson has endured systemic racism in every aspect of her life as detailed in her book Authenticity, Accountability &. Ambitions (AAA). She believes as minorities we attempt to both ignore and pretend away the blatant systemic racism because we have bills to pay, our kid’s academics are so good or we are trying to reach our goals. Therefore, we come up with all these sayings like, 'the devil you know is better than the one you don’t, don’t leave the fire and go to the pit and many more'. All of these are just coping mechanisms because of all the responsibilities and lifestyles we have."

Johnson believes that "We as Black People have work to do in our communities. It is not just a Black or White problem, the problem is economic (#gree- What does this hashtag mean?)." Kimlin’s step towards a solution to systemic racism is financial education, wealth building & proper protection. Please join Kimlin as she hosts her first economic event on Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 12 PM PST on zoom (Zoom Meeting ID: 951-212-4075 Password: 457767). Tracie Weathers, Kimlin’s mentor and business coach, will be sharing part two of How Money Works? Tracie states, “ The new civil rights movement is all about economics." Kimlin believes, systemic racism is a major symptom of the lack of intergenerational wealth opportunities for Black people. This November 7th event is just the beginning to financially educate and elevate the mindset of all attendees.

Kimlin worked as an Engineer for over 20 years at the Los Angeles County Sanitation District and she states, “Engineers are trained to solve problems.” Throughout Kimlin’s book, AAA, she documents various experiences related to the racism she has endured. Kimlin states, “Even though I endured racism I have never gotten stuck in it. I will achieve some major goals and I am called to help the Black Community, which will ultimately help the world.” August of 2020, Kimlin celebrated the two-year anniversary of her book, "Authenticity, Accountability & Ambitions" (AAA).

AAA is expertly broken up into four key sections that teach readers about the “untaught history of America,” Johnson’s personal challenges and triumphs as a strong Black woman, mother, and wife, as well as a myriad of ways that Black Americans can empower each other and themselves. AAA uncovers a raw Kimlin as she unapologetically stands for being brave to address her challenges and concerns faced in her life. Any Human Being, regardless of age or race, will find significant value in the book’s integral message of civil unity, the target audience is geared toward college students, who are our nation’s future lawmakers and leaders. To book Kimlin for your next Zoom Event or Podcast please contact Michael Levine Media.

Aurora DeRose
Boundless Media Inc.
+1 951-870-0099
Aurora411@timewire.net


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Real-time Vote-By-Mail ballot tracking available for Palm Beach County mail ballot voters

Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Ballot Tracker

Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Ballot Tracker

Processing of ballots underway

PALM BEACH COUNTY, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, October 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — With record numbers of voters taking advantage of vote-by-mail, the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections wants voters to know that tracking their mail ballot online is easier than ever.

To check the status of a vote-by-mail ballot 24/7, just go to www.pbcelections.org and click on the blue “My Status” button. Enter your information and hit submit, and you’ll instantly be routed to your ballot tracker.

“Our office has started opening and processing vote-by-mail ballots, and this system should help reassure our vote-by-mail voters that their ballot has been received and is ready to be counted,” said Supervisor of Elections Wendy Sartory Link. “Our system is also able to alert voters if there is an issue with their ballot, which we can then take steps to resolve.”

Once your vote-by-mail ballot has been received by the Supervisor of Elections office, it will show as “RECEIVED” in blue on the ballot tracker. If the tracker stays on blue, then the vote has been processed, the signature verified and the vote will count.

If the ballot tracker shows as “RECEIVED” in red, that indicates that there may be an issue with the ballot and that the voter should contact the Supervisor of Elections office right away. If the tracker is red, the elections office will also work to contact the voter.

Importantly, the ballot tracker will not show any ballots as “COUNTED” until after polls close on election day.

Attached you will find an explainer document to show how the ballot tracker works.

For further questions on the process please call 561-656-6200 or email: votebymail@pbcelections.org

Judy Lamey
Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections
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Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Provides Vote-by-Mail Return and Ballot Tracking Information

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Palm Beach County Early Voting Sites & Vote-By-Mail Ballot Drop Off Locations

Palm Beach County Early Voting Sites & Vote-By-Mail Ballot Drop Off Locations

Over 340,000 Vote-by-Mail ballots have been returned by Palm Beach County voters

PALM BEACH COUNTY, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, October 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Wendy Sartory Link provides Vote-by-Mail instruction and ballot tracking information as ballot returns continue to rise. Palm Beach County voters have returned over 340,000 ballots as of today.

Wendy Sartory Link provides the following Vote-by-Mail return and ballot tracking information:

How to return you Vote-by-Mail ballot:
* We are encouraging voters to utilize our secure drop boxes to return their mail ballot at this time. Mail ballots must arrive at our office by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3rd.
* Drop it off at any of the 29 secure Vote-by-Mail ballot drop off locations countywide through November 1st.
* Drop it off at any of our 4 secure drop boxes through Election Day, Tuesday, November 3rd at our three branch offices until 5:00 p.m. or our main office until 7:00 p.m.

The deadline for our main office to receive your Vote-by-Mail ballot is 7:00 p.m. November 3rd. We are encouraging voters to use our secure drop boxes to ensure delivery.

Interested in learning more about our many secure drop box locations? Visit us at www.pbcelections.org.

How to track your Vote-by-Mail ballot:
You can track your mail ballot from the time you request it to the time we receive it by entering your voter information at www.pbcelections.org/Voters/My-Status.

Please note that once your ballot is received by our office, we process it to ensure there are no signature issues. If your ballot tracker indicates "Received" in BLUE, you are all set and your vote will count on Election Day. If your tracker indicates "Received" in RED, your ballot has issues. If this occurs, there will be an alert on the tracker indicating what steps need to be taken to address those issues. Our office will work to contact you.

For more information, please visit www.pbcelections.org.

Early Voting is Monday, October 19th – Sunday, November 1st from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Election Day is Tuesday, November 3rd from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

For more frequent updates, please connect with us on Facebook.
For more information, please visit www.pbcelections.org.

Judy Lamey
Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections
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Murray: Carney Failed In Dealing With Pandemic

Above Average Deaths And Record Unemployment Due To His Policies

John Carney admits that he acted based upon fear in dealing with the pandemic and look at the result." “Our death toll is above the national average with 689 deaths through his bungling. ”

— Julianne Murray

SEAFORD, DE, UNITED STATES, October 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Today, Republican gubernatorial nominee, Julianne Murray said that John Carney had failed with his policies in dealing with pandemic.

The American Legislative Exchange Council has recently issued a report on state governments handing the pandemic. Under John Carney’s leadership, Delaware was ranked 46th in the nation in handling CARES money that is essential to small businesses and individuals. This mishandling of the CARES money comes at a time when nearly 30% of all Delaware small businesses have either temporarily or permanently closed due to Carney’s failed COVID policies.

The Council also stated, “the Governor has overseen the 14th largest increase in state unemployment as well as above average cases and death rates per million residents.” This was a shattering indictment of Carney’s handling of COVID – 19. Carney, himself admitted in the University of Delaware debate this month “most of the decisions early on were based on public health guidance and fear frankly, we didn’t know exactly what to do, as we shut down businesses, issued stay at home orders”

“John Carney admits that he acted based upon fear in dealing with the pandemic and look at the result,” said Julianne Murray. “Our death toll is above the national average with 689 deaths through his bungling.

“His fear in dealing with COVID – 19 has devastated the Delaware economy,” continued Murray. “Longtime family businesses are shut down. Unemployed workers are not getting their unemployment benefits in a timely fashion through his Department of Labor.

“As Delawareans are suffering economically, we rank 46th in handling vital CARES money,” continued Murray. “Think of it, we are in the midst of John Carney’s economic disaster and he dawdles with CARES money. All of this is criminal.

“John Carney has failed in dealing with the pandemic with the results being above average deaths and economic havoc,” concluded Murray. He must be held accountable.”

David Johnson
Strategic Vision PR Group
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Kimberly Berg Finds Purpose in Art and Poetry

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Meditation by Master Artist, Kimberly Berg

In the strictest sense of things, Kimberly didn't find art. Art found him.

Because of my historical background, it was a shock to realize that our present patriarchal culture could not be presumed to be the natural order of human society.”

— Kimberly Berg

NEW YORK, NY, USA, October 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Often life tends to take us on a path different from what we originally intended. This predicament was undoubtedly the case for artist Kimberly Berg. He originally had other plans when he moved from Wisconsin's rolling pastoral hills to the city that never sleeps.
In the strictest sense of things, Kimberly didn't find art. Art found him.

When he moved to New York City after graduating from the University of Wisconsin, Kimberly intended to become a writer. But moving toward getting a publisher didn't seem to be Kimberly's greater calling. He would become disenchanted by the publishing world and moved to the Adirondacks to build a cabin and live in simplicity.

Inspired by Thoreau and Zen philosophies, Kimberly Berg would resort to a self-sustainable way of living. He learned how to survive without electricity, use wood-fueled fires for heat, and grow his food. The shift of lifestyle would also expose Kimberly more and more to the craft of visual arts. He took the time to sketch, something he did in his childhood but never devoted himself to. Kimberly would hone his craft and master it, soon creating a unique style.
Today, Kimberly Berg wholeheartedly immerses himself in the world of art. To the premier artist, visual arts are more than just a means of creative expression. It's also a tool to communicate messages that matter. For artist Kimberly, his art is his voice raised against the abusive patriarchal culture that plagues the world. He uses his work to speak actively against abuse and discrimination toward women. Nowadays, women struggle to rise above society due to the prevailing mindsets that belittle women's work and effort. Generally, women receive lower salaries, lesser opportunities, and lesser chances of taking on influential community roles.

The inspiration for Kimberly's advocacy began ten years ago when he read Layne Redmond's When Drummers Were Women. "That book made me realize for the first time that a matrifocal culture has dominated the world since prehistoric times," shares Kimberly. "Because of my historical background, it was a shock to realize that our present patriarchal culture could not be presumed to be the natural order of human society. With this understanding, I had to acknowledge as a man enjoying the benefits of a privileged gender that it is indefensible to think of or treat women as inferior in any way."
Activist and artist Kimberly hopes that his work would inspire society to shift their ways and give women more chances to excel and thrive, whether at work or in life. He continually advocates for women's rights and equality all across the board.

Kimberly Berg has still put his writing background to fair use, often merging his visual art with poetry and creative writing. He seamlessly joins the impactful messaging of visual creations and the written word. Audiences readily interact with his work in an interdimensional way.
The gift to weave together the visual and written portions of his work makes Kimberly a unique artist. No other artist seamlessly blends both practices into one with perfection. Consequently, Kimberly Berg has received the highest praise and critical acclaim all across the art world. Today Kimberly Berg runs Isis Rising, a curation of his best works.

To learn more about Kimberly Berg, check out Isis Rising's official website: http://www.isisrising.net/.

Viviana Puello-Grimandi
ArtTour International Magazine
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State authorities announce investigation into Lily Mei’s campaign

A screenshot is shown of what appears on the FPPC website. Status: Case Opened and Pending.

The case against Lily Mei is open and pending.

As of October 22, 2020, Fremont Mayor Lily Mei is now being investigated by state authorities for potentially violating state election law.

As of October 22, 2020, Fremont Mayor Lily Mei is now being investigated by state authorities for potentially violating state election law.

On October 23, 2020, the FPPC provided that it has merged all allegations into a single case that will be investigated.

On October 23, 2020, the FPPC provided that it has merged all allegations into a single case that will be investigated.

The California Fair Political Practices Commission is investigating Lily Mei for potential violations of state election law.

FREMONT, CA, UNITED STATES, October 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — On October 22, 2020, the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) announced that it has opened an investigation into Fremont Mayor Lily Mei’s campaign financial statements for potential violations of state election law. Chief of the Enforcement Division, Galena West, confirmed this in two public documents. (Copies of the public documents have been provided at the end of this article.)

On October 22 and October 23, Lily Mei and her re-election campaign were notified of these developments.
“This letter is to notify you that the Enforcement Division of the Fair Political Practices Commission will investigate the allegation(s), under the jurisdiction of the Commission, of the [complaint] submitted in the above-referenced matter.”

The investigation has been escalated from a mere complaint to an actual case and may be found at the FPPC’s Complaint and Case Information Portal by searching “Lily Mei” under “Respondent / Complainant.”

This case is now open and pending. State authorities are investigating Lily Mei and her re-election campaign (Case No. 2020-00923).

According to the FPPC, complaints are resolved in several ways depending on the strength of the evidence, the particular facts, and the amount of public harm involved. Here, Lily Mei is the only Fremont Mayoral candidate where the allegations, evidence, facts, and circumstances were serious enough to warrant the opening of a case by the FPPC.

In contrast, no other Fremont mayoral candidate is being investigated for potentially violating state election law. All other complaints made in this Fremont mayoral race against other mayoral candidates have been rejected by the FPPC—except the complaint against Lily Mei.
Potential consequences for violating the Political Reform Act include administrative proceedings, criminal prosecution, and civil action.

This is not Lily Mei’s first investigation by the FPPC. After an investigation commenced during the 2016 election, the FPPC found Lily Mei to have violated five (5) counts of state election law in 2017 after the election had concluded. Her violations included not reporting campaign donations and campaign expenditures, including almost $24,000 in late campaign expenditures.

To obtain an unredacted version of Lily Mei’s campaign financial disclosures, submit your formal request by emailing the Fremont City Clerk at: cclerk@fremont.gov. There appear to be many glaring discrepancies, ranging from misspelled addresses to incomplete donor information. Note that the City Clerk must provide you the ability to procure the unredacted hard copy of Lily Mei’s Form 460 filings under the law upon request.

The redacted version can be found here: https://public.netfile.com/pub2/Default.aspx?aid=FRE.

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PBC Supervisor of Elections Wendy Sartory Link Updates Residents with Vote-by-Mail Information

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Palm Beach County Early Voting Sites & Vote-By-Mail Ballot Drop Off Locations

Palm Beach County Early Voting Sites & Vote-By-Mail Ballot Drop Off Locations

PALM BEACH COUNTY, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, October 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The 2020 General Election has yielded a record number of returned Vote-by-Mail ballots. Over 322,000 Vote-by-Mail ballots have been returned by Palm Beach County residents alone. Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections, Wendy Sartory Link, is thoughtfully leading the community through this year’s voting period by continually providing residents with real-time updates and resources for more information.

How to Return Your Vote-by-Mail Ballot
Wendy Sartory Link and her office is doing everything they can to ensure resident’s Vote-by-Mail ballots are received and counted. Link is encouraging residents to mail in ballots at least 7-10 days before Election Day. She notes that ballots include prepaid postage but must arrive at the office by 7:00pm on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3rd.

Residents can drop off Vote-by-Mail ballots at any of the county’s 29 secure Vote-by-Mail ballot drop off locations through November 1st.

On Election Day, residents may drop off Vote-by-Mail ballots at any of the four secure drop boxes at three of their branch offices until 5:00pm or at the main office until 7:00pm.

Please visit www.pbcelections.org to learn more about the several secure drop box locations in Palm Beach County.

How to Track Your Vote-by-Mail Ballot
Residents can track their Vote-by-Mail ballot from the time the ballot was requested to the time Link’s office receives the voted ballot. Voters can enter their voter information at www.pbcelections.org/Voters/My-Status to check the status of their Vote-by-Mail ballot.

Information from the Supervisor of Elections office states, “Once your ballot is received by our office, we process it to ensure there are no signature issues. If your ballot tracker indicates ‘Received’ in BLUE, you are all set and your vote will count on Election Day. If your tracker indicates ‘Received’ in RED, your ballot has issues. If this occurs, there will be an alert on the tracker indicating what steps need to be taken to address those issues. Our office will work to contact you.”

Palm Beach County’s Early Voting is from Monday, October 19th through Sunday, November 1st from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Election Day is Tuesday, November 3rd from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

For more frequent updates, please connect with the PBC Supervisor of Elections office on Facebook.

For more information, please visit www.pbcelections.org.

Judy Lamey
Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections
+1 561-656-6200
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