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Voter Suppression Can Impact Outcomes
Now is the time to start thinking about how and when you’ll vote. In addition to getting ready to vote as you have in years past, voters in many states may also need to show voter identification in order to cast a ballot.
The main message was respect and teamwork when Robert Khayat spoke to the Mississippi Gulf Coast League of Women Voters at a luncheon Thursday afternoon at the IP Casino Resort.
"Regardless of who you plan to vote for this November, Gene Everitt, the co-president for the League of Women Voters for Mississippi said you need to make sure you can vote by beating the voter registration deadline."
“As several states prepare to implement voter ID laws passed by their legislatures in November, TPM’s interviews with elections officials show that education efforts are all over the map.”
“A study by the Associated Press found that legitimate votes have been rejected after many states passed tougher voter ID laws in order to prevent fraud. ... When Edward and Mary Weidenbener went to vote in Indiana's primary in May, they didn't realize that state law required them to bring government photo IDs such as a driver's license or passport.”