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Vote In Honor of a Veteran


The Okeechobee County Supervisor of Elections Office is pleased to introduce the Vote in Honor of a Veteran program to our voters.  The sacrifices our veterans have made on behalf of this great state and nation stands as an example that emphasizes the need for us to take our responsibilities seriously, especially our right to vote.   

The goal of the Okeechobee County Vote in Honor of a Veteran program is to encourage voter participation among our entire population, as well as to have another avenue to teach our voting-age youth about the sacrifices our veterans have made and continue to make every day so that we may continue to live in a democratic society.  By exercising our right to vote, we show veterans and active service members the respect they deserve for protecting our country.  Veterans have always served us with honor.  Let’s give them the recognition they have earned.   

This is how the program works…

All veterans, a family member or friend of a veteran are encouraged to complete a short biography on the Veteran Biography Form and submit a photograph, preferably in uniform, to the Supervisor of Elections Office, or mail to: Supervisor of Elections, 304 NW 2nd St, Room 144, Okeechobee, FL 34972.  You may also email the completed form and photograph to elections@voteokeechobee.com.  As needed the photographs will be scanned and returned as soon as possible.  Biography forms may also be submitted on behalf of an active service member, a discharged veteran, a KIA, MIA, POW or a deceased veteran.  Please feel free to make copies of the Veteran Biography Form and distribute them as you wish.

There has been a wall in the Supervisor of Elections Office designated as what will be known as the “Wall of Honor”, and each veteran's photograph that is submitted to the program will be posted on that wall.  The veteran biography forms will be kept in a notebook inside the elections office for citizens to view.  Please stop by and browse the Veterans on the Wall of Honor.

We need your participation to make this valuable program a success.  As an additional way to honor our veterans, everyone who submits a biography form and photograph will be given a “Vote in Honor of a Vet” pin that can be worn on Election Day.

If you have further questions, please contact Diane Hagan, Supervisor of Elections, at 863-763-4014.

You don’t have to be related to a veteran to vote in honor of one.  You don’t even need to know a veteran personally.  You will do your part if you simply go to the polls at election time and Vote in Honor of a Veteran.  It’s that simple.

 

REMEMBER to Thank a Veteran for their Service to our Country!

 

  


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