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Celebrate National Voter Registration Day: Planning Call—August 7, National

Thursday,August 7th at 2:00pm Eastern On September 23, 2014, volunteers and organizations from all over the country will celebrate the third annual National Voter Registration Day. In its first two years, over 1,000 organizations and 10,000 volunteers registered more than … Continue reading

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Important Election Information

The 2012 Google Poll Finder tool (https://www.google.com/elections/ed/us/vote) uses official information from state elections offices and Secretaries of State to provide voters with current voting information. Type in your address to find your polling place and directions. Use the Ballot Summary … Continue reading

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Help Needed for Voter Registration, Education and Empowerment

From Project H.O.M.E. (http://www.projecthome.org): It’s the busy season with the Vote for Homes! Coalition and we need you to get involved with efforts to register, educate, mobilize, and empower thousands of homeless and low-income voters. (To join the coalition, visit … Continue reading

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The History of Voter Registration in the U.S.

Source: Keyssar, Alexander. The Right to Vote The Contested History of Democracy in the United States. New York: Basic Books, 2001. Voter registration originated in the early 19th century as a method of disenfranchisement. Many states were concerned with the … Continue reading

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Support Voter Registration for Released Prisoners

The Advancement Project (http://www.advancementproject.org) is asking for help in supporting Pennsylvania HB 1072 (http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?syear=2009&sind=0&body=H&type=B&BN=1072), the Voter Registration for Released Prisoners Act. This legislation would require state prisons to give voter registration forms to all who are released. Often, former prisoners … Continue reading

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