In an effort to Honor the role that America's men and women in uniform have played in securing our privilege to cast a ballot each Election Day. The sacrifice our veterans have made on behalf of this great state and nation stand as examples that emphasize the need for us to take responsibilities seriously. The Dixie County Supervisor of Election Office is pleased to provide the Vote in Honor of a Veteran program.
The goal of Dixie County's Vote in Honor of a Veteran program is to encourage voter participation among our entire voting 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 service membersthe respect they deserve for protecting our democracy. Veterans have always served us honorably. Let's give them the recognition they have earned. The next time you vote,Vote in Honor of a Veteran.
This is how the program works…
Veterans and family members of veterans who wish to participate will complete a short biography on a Vote in Honor of a Veteran biography form and submit a photograph, preferably one in uniform. These photos will be scanned and returned as soon as they can be processed. You may also email the photograph to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Biography forms can be submitted on behalf of an active veteran, a discharged veteran, a MIA, KIA, POW or a deceased veteran. All veterans are welcomed, both past and present.Veterans do not need to be a registered voter in the county.
The Supervisor of Elections office is encouraging all Dixie County voters to Vote in Honor of a Veteran. Our hope is to personalize the voting experience for everyone and show our gratitude to those who have given so much to us all so that we may continue to live in freedom and exercise our right to vote.There has been a wall in the Dixie County elections office designated as our Wall of Honor, and each veteran's photograph that is submitted to the program will be posted on that wall. All veteran biography forms submitted will be kept in a notebook inside the elections office for interested citizens to view.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'll do your part if you simply go to the polls at election time and Vote in Honor of a Veteran. It's that simple.Understand that we are including all persons who ever served our country or are still serving our country, whether in peacetime or wartime, for a minimum tour or retired, whether deceased or still missing in action. We need your participation to make this valuable program a success.Citizens are encouraged to call or come by the elections office and pick up a brochure on the Vote in Honor of a Veteran program, view our “Wall of Honor” and flip through our Veteran Biography Book.
Please feel free to make copies of the Veteran Biography Form and distribute them as you wish, or simply complete the form and submit it for yourself. Forms should be mailed to P O Box 2057, Cross City, FL 32628. If you have further questions, contact the Supervisor of Election Office at (352) 498-1216.
Veteran Biography Form