The Flagler County Chamber of Commerce & Affiliates and the Young Professionals Group of Flagler County recently launched Flagler Votes, an information campaign to increase local voter turnout.
Modeled after other grassroots efforts like MTV’s “Rock the Vote,” Flagler Votes will utilize social media outlets, like Facebook and Twitter, and community appearances, August through November, to operate its campaign. During local events, the chamber and YPG will share infomercials about upcoming events and election-related information to encourage voter registration and participation. Online, links to local election resources, interviews and updates will be posted.
“The more informed we are, the better decisions we can make come election time, and the more favorable outcome we can expect for the community.” said Doug Baxter, chamber president.
“A great way to bring about positive change in any community is to make sure your voice is heard at election time,” said Harmony Henry, YPG chairwoman.
A political forum for all City Council candidates will take place 5 p.m. August 23, at the Hilton Garden Inn.
For more, call 437-0106.