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Sun Jul 26, 2020, 10:32 AM

All votes matter. Here's the best way to make sure yours does.

From Dana Milbank at the Washington Post:

"Take a pause from President Trump’s latest outrage (sending federal police to foment violence in U.S. cities in hopes that it will help his flagging campaign) or inanity (“Person. Woman. Man. Camera. TV.”) — and do the only thing guaranteed to end the nightmare.

"Go to Vote.org, or, if you are reading this in the dead-tree edition, type vote.org/am-i-registered-to-vote into your browser, spend 30 seconds entering your name, address and date of birth, and you’ll find out instantly if your voter registration is current. If not, follow the instructions to register.

"Next, click this link or type vote.org/absentee-ballot into your browser, and sign yourself up to receive an absentee ballot for the November election. That takes about two minutes...


"If you live in one of the other 34 states, request your ballot at Vote.org. Delaware, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa and Ohio say they will automatically send absentee-ballot applications to all registered voters. But in the rest — including battlegrounds Arizona, Florida, Maine, Minnesota, Nevada, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and New Hampshire — it’s all up to you to take action and request your ballot. (Some states let you bring the completed absentee ballot to a polling place or collection spot instead of mailing.)
"Vote.org’s chief executive, Andrea Hailey, tells me that for those in the 13 states requiring a “wet” (non-digital) signature to get an absentee ballot (Ohio and Georgia among them), the nonpartisan, nonprofit group will send stamped envelopes. Those who prefer not to use Vote.org can of course go directly to their states’ election offices; other groups doing good work in this area include Rock the Vote, HeadCount, TurboVote and the Voter Participation Center.

"Several Republican-controlled states have imposed voter-suppression measures — purges of voting rolls, voter identification laws, closing polling places restricting voting hours and limiting early voting — and those assaults on voting rights will disenfranchise many. Trump’s attacks on mail-in ballots, without which people would be forced to risk their health in long voting lines, could discourage many more.

But sufficiently massive turnout will overwhelm all voter suppression schemes — and the results will leave no doubt for Trump to exploit. The first registration and absentee-ballot deadlines are in about 60 days. Check your registration and get your absentee ballot — now.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/07/24/stop-fretting-about-trump-do-something-about-it-right-now/?fbclid=IwAR3CummTMPJtw5MuCAhnvqQWWpXTIZe6e0rqlbDnPlfK0wABeGVcWH7ge6Y



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Response to ancianita (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 10:54 AM

1. If you vote by mail:

Please carefully read the instructions and follow them. It may be easy to get your ballot tossed out. There are typically two places where you need to sign.

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Response to RDANGELO (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 11:33 AM

2. Thanks!

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Response to ancianita (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 12:17 PM

3. K&R

Ty!

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