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Vote in Honor of a Vet



Charlotte county, Vote in Honor of a Vet. 

As American citizens, most of us have grown up in the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave.  We often take for granted the many liberties we enjoy and the fact that these freedoms are due, in no small part, to our uniformed men and women.  Some served in the military many years ago.  Some are serving today.  Some paid the ultimate sacrifice.  ALL deserve to be honored and remembered.

Unfortunately, the right to vote is often not exercised by the younger voters in our county.  Numbers show that in the most recent Presidential Election (2016), (approximately) 46%* of voters between the ages of 18 and 25 actually voted.  Compare that with the (approximately) 85%* of voters ages 60 and up who voted and it is easy to see why our Charlotte County Outreach department makes talking to high school seniors about voting a priority.

In order to inspire our young voters and honor our veterans, the Supervisor of Elections office instituted in the Vote in Honor of a Veteran Program.

This is how it works:

  • Biographies, with photos, of local veterans are collected and presented as part of our voter registration outreach program to high school seniors;
  • Seniors wishing to participate in the program choose a biography from our selection or provide one that he or she has collected (usually a family member);
  • Those participating will receive a military-style dog tag embossed with the veteran’s name, rank and branch of service;
  • The participant will sign and receive a pledge card (pledging to cast his or her vote in honor of their selected veteran);
  • Participants and his or her veteran will be listed on this website.

If you have served, are currently serving or know someone in the service, we encourage you to click on the link above “Submit a Veteran Bio” and complete a short information form.  The form would then need to be submitted to our office, along with a photo (no larger than 5x7) of the veteran (preferably in uniform).  Please be sure to include a current address so the photo can be returned once it has been processed.

Local author, Don Moore, writes an article about a local veteran each week for the local Charlotte Sun newspaper. His web site, www.donmooreswartales.com, is host to all of Dons’ past veteran articles and has been instrumental in building our veteran biographies, but we welcome any veteran to participate in the program.

 


'We must never forger why we have, and why we need our military. Our armed forces exist solely to ensure our nation is safe, so that each and everyone of us can sleep soundly at night, knowing we have 'guardians at the gate.' -Allen West 

 Voters By Age
 2018 General       2016 General       2014 General 
 Voters  •  Registered   •  Voting   • Pct     º   Voters  •  Registered •   Voting •  Pct.   º    Voters   • Registered •   Voting  • Pct.
Total   134208   88067   65.62%       Total    128323   98319   76.62%       Total   120030   68211   56.83%
18-25   8429   2455   29.13%        18-25   8716   4065   46.64%       18-25   8471   1669    19.70%
26-30   5844   1904   32.58%       26-30   5437   2746   50.51%       26-30   4808   1167   24.27%
31-35   5150   2007   38.97%        31-35   4793    2849   59.44%       31-35   4378   1336   30.52%
36-40   4940   2342   47.41%        36-40    4651   3006   64.63%       36-40   4474   1591   35.56%
41-45   5283   2728   51.64%        41-45    5580   3898   69.86%       41-45   5911   2445   41.36%
46-50   7326   4324   59.02%       46-50    7436    5483   73.74%       46-50   7454   3326   44.62%
51-55   9673   6156   63.64%        51-55    10291   7825   76.04%       51-55   9918   5287   53.31%
56-60   13102   9126   69.65%       56-60     12531   10272   81.97%       56-60   11367   7001   61.59%
61-65   15492   11801   74.03%        61-65   14745    12577   85.30%       61-65   13472   9157   67.97%
66 UP   58969   45224   77.05%       66 UP    54092   45598   84.30%       66 UP   49734   35232   70.84%

 


 2012 General     2010 General    2008 General
Voters   • Registered  • Voting •  Pct.   º    Voters   • Registered  • Voting •  Pct.   º    Voters  •  Registered  •  Voting  •  Pct.
 Total    115051    85730    74.51%        Total    116490    60698    51.11%       Total     118853    85490    71.93%
 18-25    8209    3492    42.54%        18-25    8061    1014    12.58%        18-25    8301    3926    47.30%
 26-30    4529    2182    48.18%        26-30    4726    772    16.34%        26-30    4648    2322    49.96%
 31-35    4254    2300    54.07%        31-35    4359    1057    24.25%        31-35    4609    2564    55.63%
 36-40    4432    2677    60.40%        36-40    5338    1617    30.29%        36-40    5950    3712    62.39%
 41-45    6249    4076    65.23%        41-45    6592    2383    36.15%        41-45    7421    4756    34.09%
 46-50    7959    5509    69.22%        46-50    8612    3660    42.50%        46-50    9154    6436    70.31%
 51-55    9616    7205    74.93%        51-55    9729    4876    50.12%        51-55    9789    7351    75.09%
 56-60    10805    8592    79.52%        56-60    10798    6280    58.16%        56-60    11271    8978    79.66%
 61-65    13612    11500    84.48%        61-65    13248    8994    67.89%        61-65    13469    11126    82.60%
 66 UP    45315    38197    84.29%        66 UP    44970    30045    66.81%        66 UP    44172    34319    77.69%