I'm working on a paperback book/election guide to be published this summer. It will tell voters what they need to know to ensure that they can vote this November, and increase the likelihood that their votes will be counted.
I'm asking all you activists to help me with this book, because you all know best what's happening in your states. What's happening that will affect the voters on Election Day? What problems, old or new, have come up in the recent primary or caucuses--problems likely to recur this fall? And who--yourselves included--would you recommend for help in overcoming them?
I'm planning to divide the book into two sections. First there will be a series of short chapters on the most important topics: registration and purges; student voting; senior voting; issues facing new voters; voting absentee vs. in the precinct; DRE do's and don't's; how to deal with poll workers/election officials; what to do to get more involved. The second, shorter section will provide the basic facts for every state: registration deadlines; the kind(s) of voting system in place, and particular snafus to look out for; who to call for help.
I would like to quote and cite activists who have been working all across the country. The book--to be published by AlterNet--will come out by mid-July, which means it has to be completed by early June.
Senior Fellow, AlterNet.org