Congregations pushing 'Souls to the Polls' as crowds shatter early voting totals
October 28, 2012
At least 135 churches throughout the state said they'll be doing their part to make sure voters get to booths today.
Forty-four Central Florida congregations from six cities are pushing the Souls to the Polls movement.
Earlier this week, several African-American and Latino faith leaders came together to kick off Souls to the Polls, urging churchgoers to take part in early voting.
Following Sunday’s service, a bus will be leaving from another Orlando church around 12:30 p.m. and stop at several other churches to pick up members, including those at the In God's Time Tabernacle of Jesus.
The bus will then take the members to a polling place to cast their votes.
This year's early voting period is shorter than it has been in previous elections.
Florida's early voting period is no longer two weeks and ends Saturday, Nov. 3.
Early voting began yesterday. Although it is not known how many Floridians visited the polls, many polling locations saw large crowds.