Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook 2 Share on Twitter Printer Friendly Page More Sharing
General News   

'Daily Voting News' For May 13, 2008

By       (Page 1 of 1 pages) (# of views)   No comments
Author 84
Message JGideon
Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org Do you know where your passport is? Do you have one? Do you know where your birth certificate is? How about your marriage license? In Missouri, and probably more states to come, some law makers want you to prove your citizenship before you can register to vote. This is clearly an attempt to stop the hoards of Mexicans and Canadians who stream over our borders each Nov. just to vote in our elections; or more likely just an attempt to keep some people from the polls. If you don't have a birth certificate you have to pay to get a copy. If you are a woman and married the birth certificate is not enough; you need a marriage license to prove your maiden name. Can't afford the copies if you don't have them? You don't vote. Born without a birth certificate? You don't vote. Birth certificate or marriage license originals no longer exist because of fire, flood, hurricane (Katrina, Rita)? You don't vote. Who is affected? The poor, people of color, citizens with disabilities, homeless. This has got to stop....
  • NAtional: Citizenship Proof Next Up in Voter ID Battle LINK
  • NAtional: Editorial - The Myth of Voter Fraud LINK
  • NAtional: 'Hello,' They Lied: NH, TX Sec. of State Officials Continue to Deceive Voters LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - Candidates put Dent on spot LINK
  • GA: Make voting easier LINK
  • KS: Does Kansas need a voter ID law? LINK
  • KY: eScan Voting In Time For Primary LINK
  • MO: Voter ID bill appears headed to voters LINK
  • MO: Voter ID battle in Mo. shifts to proof of citizenship LINK
  • NJ: Essex County - Judge rules in Montclair ward mixup LINK
  • OH: Primary paper ballots costly 880,000 printed; only 13,400 used LINK
  • WV: Election running smoothly in Kanawha, Putnam LINK
  • Canada: New voting technology praised Results slower than predicted but much faster than previous elections LINK
  • **"Daily Voting News" is meant as a comprehensive listing of reports each day concerning issues related to election and voting news around the country regardless of quality or political slant. Therefore, items listed in "Daily Voting News" may not reflect the opinions of VotersUnite.Org or OpEdNews.Com**

     

    Rate It | View Ratings

    JGideon Social Media Pages: Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

    John is the Executive Director of VotersUnite.Org
    Go To Commenting
    The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
    Writers Guidelines
    Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
    Support OpEdNews

    OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

    If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

    STAY IN THE KNOW
    If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
    Daily Weekly     OpEdNews Newsletter
    Name
    Email
       (Opens new browser window)
     

    Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

    'Daily Voting News' For December 10, 2006

    'Daily Voting News' For April 27, 2007

    ES&S Pouts, Stamps Foot, Complies Anyway, After Minor Spanking by the EAC

    'Daily Voting News' For November 03, 2007

    To View Comments or Join the Conversation: