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February General Meeting: Open Primary Study Discussion & Consensus Meeting, Saturday, February 18, 2017 - Coffee 10:15 a.m.;Program 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at Lucia M. Tryon Branch Library, 1200 Langley Ave. A light lunch will be available. Read the Open Primary Study Kit here. Read the Survey of Millennials here.
Did you know:
* Florida averaged less than 23 percent turnout from 2000 to 2016.
* In 2016 open primary states averaged over 37 percent turnout.
* In 2016 76% of open primary states had better turnout than Florida.
* Over 3.4 Million No Party Affiliates and minor parties can't vote in Florida's closed primary unless they register with the party.
Ray Hudkins, LWV Florida Open Primary Study Committee member, will lead the discussion and consensus meeting on the Florida Open Primary Study. Plan on two hours for the discussion in the process to determine member consensus on this issue. The discussion and consensus will last for approximately two hours and a light lunch will be available for members and guests. For further information contact Ray at 346-3199 or rhudd66 at gmail.com
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