Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org
We have two important recommendations. Please pass this email on to your distribution lists.
Check your voter registration. For months, we have been recommending that everyone check to make sure they are registered to vote. It has recently come to light that 19 states are not following federal law; they are purging voters close to the election.
These states are: Alabama, Colorado, Connecticut, Delware, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Masachusetts, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Texas and Washington.
But even if you live in some other state, please check your registration status right now if you can. Otherwise, check on Monday. We have created a page to assist you. It's HERE
If you have been wrongly purged from the voter rolls, don't simply register again. Call your county election official to say you were wrongly purged and should be placed back on the rolls. If you do not get satisfaction, contact your state election officials. If you still have problems, let us know.
Don't vote straight-party. Problems abound with straight-party voting on electronic voting machines and on paper ballots. We highly recommend that, if you want to vote for the same party across all races, vote for each individual person separately, and don't mark any "straight-party" choice at all. See today's "Featured" article for a good reason why straight-party voting is not a good idea....
Featured - NM: Santa Fe County - Big Presidential Vote Count Error Found and Fixed in New Mexico LINK
National: Opinion - Foreclosures and the Right to Vote LINK
National: Will Dress Code Affect Your Right To Vote?
Battles Over Voter Signups, Residency And Polling Place Etiquette May Block Your Ballot LINK
AZ: Pima County - County hopes changes will ease vote count LINK
AZ: Pima County Opinion - County audit of primary vote is reassuring
Our VIEW: Many problems are identified; officials come up with possible solutions LINK
CA: Early voting in Inland area returns LINK
FL: Hillsborough County - Voters Register Confusion Over Elections Mailer LINK
FL: Palm Beach County - County asks company to check voting machines LINK
FL: Palm Beach County voting machines pass another test in disputed election LINK
FL: State upset over Pinellas 'no match, no vote' plan LINK
IL: Voters To Receive Notice About Misleading Con-Con Ballot Question LINK
IN: Hamilton County - County leasing extra voting machines for Election Day
Extra machines will be provided; absentee voting encouraged LINK
IN: Johnson County - County election officials expect to get even busier LINK
MT: Montana GOP promises more voter challenges LINK
MT: What to do with challenge letter LINK
OH: Elections officials tallying up costs
Expected turnout, state mandates will likely cost local governments $1M. LINK
OH: Brunner's office trying to make voting easier
Residents facing foreclosure might be able to still cast ballot LINK
PA: Allegheny County - County says it can't audit voting machines LINK
PA: Philadelphia - False Flier Warns of Election Day Arrests in PA African-American Neighborhoods LINK
PA: Philadelphia - Vote-scam fliers target black neighborhoods LINK
TX: Lubbock County - Highly Anticipated Election Fuels Record Number of Voters To Register LINK
Washington DC: Council Grills Elections Board
Panel Says It Aims to Provide Glitch-Free General Election LINK
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