Register to Vote…Then VOTE!

We still have much work to do to make sure that everyone who wants to vote is able to vote. Although we mostly hear about the voter restriction and suppression efforts in Florida, Pennsylvania, and Ohio, it is happening in some form or another in other states as well.

Voter ID

Be sure that you are aware of the voter ID requirements in your state. There are now 69 days until the election, but in some states you have to be registered to vote 30 days BEFORE the election. For example, in Indiana, you have to be registered no later than October 9th in order to vote in the general election on November 6th. There is no time to waste. No waiting to the last minute. We have to work together to get this done. KNOWLEDGE IS POWER!!

REMEMBER: if you have moved since you last voted, then you will need to register to vote in your new precinct, ward, or district. Do not be disenfanchised.

Here are some links to voter information and voter registration:

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Filed under Election, Election 2012, Politics, President Obama, Vote

One response to “Register to Vote…Then VOTE!

  1. essence54

    In response to comment that ended up in my SPAM comments area, the issue of “voter restriction and suppression efforts” goes far deeper than just a way of preventing voter fraud. SPAM comment question: “Since when did ensuring honesty become “voter restriction and suppression”? Are you kidding me? You call these efforts “ensuring honesty?” Really. Well the article below calls it just what it is. The intent was clearly defined that it “is gonna allow Governor Romney to win the state of Pennsylvania.”
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    JUDGE UPHOLDS PENNSYLVANIA VOTER SUPPRESSION LAW
    (read full article at http://www.aflcio.org/Blog/Political-Action-Legislation/Judge-Upholds-Pennsylvania-s-Voter-Suppression-Law)

    “A Pennsylvania state judge yesterday refused to block the voter suppression law that Pennsylvania House Majority Leader Mike Turzai (R) said “is gonna allow Governor Romney to win the state of Pennsylvania.”

    Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson said he wouldn’t grant an injunction that would have halted the new voter ID law for the November election. Some estimate the law could disenfranchise nearly one in 10 eligible voters—mostly people of color, students, seniors and low-income voters.”

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