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"For most of us, Election Day marks a welcome end to months of relentless political ads and partisan bickering. You show up at your polling place, run the gantlet of sign-wielding campaign volunteers, and join your fellow Americans in long lines that inch toward the voting booth."

"Last week, a group of boisterous teenagers marched down to a ballot box a few blocks from their school. The first-time voter contingent and their sign-holding supporters whooped and chanted all the way to the Alameda County Courthouse, eliciting friendly toots from passing cars. ... At Encinal High in Alameda, representatives from the League of Women Voters and the Alameda County Registrar of Voters have come to speak to students about civil rights and the importance of voting, and to register those who are 18 or about to turn 18."

"But the [NY] DOE’s website is of little use to people without power. ... That’s why groups like the League of Women Voters spent all day Monday fielding calls from people unable to get online or even get through to the DOE’s busy phone lines to find out where their stations were moved to or if they are eligible for a shuttle ride. “We are available for voters who don’t have Internet or power,” said the league’s New York City president, Ashton Stewart. “Our people power is minimal, but we’ve been keeping our four phone lines engaged all day, just letting people know where their nearest poll site is

"Corrine D-Joyner and Betty Dodson are still passionate about democracy and increasing citizens’ involvement in the electoral process after decades of loyalty to the League of Women Voters of Coles County [IL]."

"The Homewood-Flossmoor Area [IL] League of Women Voters encourages everyone to be a part of this important election. The outcome of Election 2012 will affect everyone’s job, health care, energy costs and security."

" League of Women Voters Cass County, who volunteered to be media watchers for the Pharos-Tribune for the election, have been observing vote centers since polls opened last Thursday.  The league monitored vote centers Thursday, Friday and Saturday, by filling out a questionnaire and will continue through Tuesday evening."

"Anyone who hasn’t been following the races can get a last-minute tutorial at the League of Women Voters’ election guide website, Vote411.org."

"You may feel energized and passionate about the 2012 election, but that enthusiasm isn’t going to have much impact if you don’t actually cast a vote. Here are some tips on how to make sure that you make a personal impact on the nation’s future. ... Make sure you know where to vote. Vote411.org, a website created by the League of Women Voters, allows you to find your polling place by typing in your address."

"Last week, Essex County Clerk Chris Durkin assured residents they would be able to vote regardless of power outages left in Hurricane Sandy's wake. Voters can vote early, by mail, and can even go directly to the clerk’s office, 465 Martin Luther King Blvd. in Newark, to pick up a mail-in ballot application. Deadline to vote via mail-in ballot is 3 p.m. Monday. ...Displaced voters can also vote electronically by submitting a mail-in ballot application by email or face to their county clerk, according to the[NJ] League of Women Voters."

"The Town Clerk's Office has taken on a group of 16- and 17-year-old Brookline teen volunteers to work the polls for the Nov. 6 election. According to a press release sent via the Brookline League of Women Voters, a Brookline High School teacher teamed up with the League to get these teens involved in the political process."