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Voting Rights Groups Demand Equal Access to Voting Sites for African American Voters in Panama City Ahead of March 17 Primary Election

A coalition of Florida and national voting rights advocates urged Florida Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee, Bay County Supervisor of Elections Mark Andersen, and other Florida officials to expand voting access for African American and low-wealth voters in Panama City ahead of the March 17, 2020 Presidential Preference Primary Election. The groups’ letter identifies serious racial disparities in Early Voting access in Panama City, as well as other barriers to voting access for African American and low-wealth voters, many of whom continue to face difficulties recovering from the devastation of Hurricane Michael, which made landfall as a Category 5 hurricane on October 10, 2018. […]