As the countdown to the 2010 elections continues, Cast Members have the chance to register to vote or change their registration without ever leaving Walt Disney World Resort. On September 14 the Orange, Osceola and Polk County supervisors of elections will be collaborating with Disney to host a voter registration drive across the resort.
This September’s event is part of the ongoing “Make Freedom Count” voter registration events that have registered thousands of Cast Members over the past several election cycles and will ensure Cast Members are registered in time for the November elections
“We encourage Cast Members to exercise their right to vote by taking the first step in the political process and registering,” said Jacob DiPietre, director of government relations for Walt Disney World Resort. “That’s why we work closely with our local supervisors of elections to make it easy for our Cast Members across Walt Disney World Resort to register to vote or update their registration so their voices are heard on Election Day.”
On June 23 and 24 another “Make Freedom Count” drive was held at the Disney Reservation Centers in Orlando and Tampa, the Team Disney building, and the Transportation and Ticket Center offices. For Cast Members at Walt Disney World Resort Hotels, the Cast Services buildings for Disney’s All Star Resort, Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, and Disney’s Pop Century Resort all hosted registration tables. And locations were also set up backstage at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Magic Kingdom beginning as early as 6 a.m. so Cast Members working overnight had the chance to take part in the drive.
The June voter registration drive took place in time to register Cast Members to vote in the August primary elections.
Part of the “Make Freedom Count” voter registration campaign is educating Cast Members they can register to vote anytime using a link on Disney’s internal website for Cast Members.
According to the State Division of Elections, more than 11,000,000 Floridians are already registered to vote for the upcoming 2010 elections.