10/9/2018: Ges Selmont; Deb Cupples; Book Club

Oct 9, 2018

Tuesday on First Coast Connect we spoke with Florida 4th District Congressional candidate Ges Selmont. He’s challenging incumbent Republican John Rutherford (01:03). Rutherford was also invited but his office did not respond.

Tuesday is the last day to register to vote in Florida and Georgia for the November election. In recent years the number of voters purged from the roles has increased.

We heard what you need to do to make sure you are still registered to vote and some helpful hints if you are going to vote by mail with University of Florida Law School professor Deb Cupples. She’s the author of It Is About You: How American Government Works and How to Help Fix It (32:15).

Related: Election News & Voter’s Guide

First Coast Connect Book Club blogger Stacey Goldring talked about one of the contenders in the PBS Great American Read contest: Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God (46:00).

Kevin Meerschaert can be reached at kmeerschaert@wjct.org, 904-358-6334 or on Twitter at @KMeerschaertJax.