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

Kevin Meerschaert
Democratic candidate for Florida's 4th Congressional district Ges Selmont stopped by First Coast Connect on Tuesday.

Tuesday on First Coast Connect we spoke with Florida 4th District Congressional candidateGes 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 Clubblogger 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, 904-358-6334 or on Twitter at @KMeerschaertJax.

Kevin Meerschaert has left WJCT for new pursuits. He was the producer of First Coast Connect until October of 2018.