Know Your Voting Rights: Election Day is Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Vote - photo by Ann DouglasVoting rights are under attack in America by a Republican Party that sees its odds of winning future elections hinge on the ability to suppress the minority vote. The country is growing increasingly diverse and by 2050 whites will no longer be in the majority. The Republican Party is going in the opposite direction. The party of Abraham Lincoln is now nearly unrecognizable. While the Republican Party should be able to recruit minorities with a conservative message, that message is overshadowed by a party that is hostile towards immigrants and people who they view as “different” or “foreign.” Just ask President Obama.

The ACLU has some “quick tips” for this election:

  • Check your voter registration status.
  • Locate your polling place and note the hours of operation.
  • Consider voting early or absentee if possible. If you plan to vote at the polls, go early in the day to avoid the last-minute rush.
  • Check to see if identification is required to vote.

The ACLU has created a web page (“Know Your Voting Rights: State-by-State Voter Information“) with resources for all 50 states including voter ID requirements and other voting guidelines. You can also check your registration status and find your polling place at: Can I Vote? — Don’t allow your rights to be disenfranchised. Cast your vote this election!

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