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“Cynthia Houston, 84, had a flash of grumpiness when she went to vote yesterday in Boscawen: Her husband reminded her that she was supposed to bring a photo ID after they'd already gotten in line in the basement of the Congregational church.”

 

“On Thursday, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments about the state’s strict new photo ID law, which is allegedly intended to prevent voter fraud. ... The law will result in disproportionate harm to minorities, people with low incomes and senior citizens. The court should enter an injunction against it before the November elections.”

 

“Western Michigan University students will Rock the Vote Wednesday, Sept. 19, at the Campus Flagpoles and in front of the Bernhard Center. ... 2 to 6 p.m.—Student volunteers and members of the Kalamazoo Area League of Women Voters will staff voter registration tables at the Bernhard Center and Campus Flagpoles.”

 

“The November elections are less than two months away, and Pennsylvania has a new voter identification law... That worries the League of Women Voters of the Lewisburg Area. ... “I have a concern that a lot of people aren’t aware of what they need to vote,” said Sue Travis, who’s in charge of the group’s voter ID project. “That’s part of the reason we’re doing this.” ... What the league is doing is its “Got Your Photo ID?” campaign...”

 

“If you’ve been out and about at a community event lately — the Busker Fest, the Kansas State Fiddling and Picking Championships or maybe just visiting the Lawrence Public Library — you probably have seen some people from the League of Women Voters of Lawrence/Douglas County  [KS]. ...  Between now and Oct. 16, you’ll probably see them again — maybe more than once.”

 

“There was something fresh, pure and distinctly American about the immigrants lining up behind the League of Women Voters table to register to vote for the first time. Moments earlier in the grand foyer of the U.S. Federal Courthouse in Hammond [IN], the 42 newly naturalized citizens from 12 countries had sworn allegiance to their new homeland, leaving behind the war, uncertainty and political unrest of their native lands to become Americans.”

 

“Betty Lockett had one wish for her 103rd birthday Monday. ‘For my birthday present I asked to have 103 people register to vote,’ said Lockett, a widowed Hammond centenarian, retired nurse and Mississippi native. ... ‘I want people to have that freedom to vote and be counted on Election Day,’ said Lockett... ‘The young people especially need that. Voting gives them a boost and wakes them up to see what’s going on.’  ... So Monday...the League of Women Voters of the Calumet Area [IN] registered voters.”

“The desire to vote, especially in a hotly contested presidential election, is propelling the number of new U.S. citizens in Minnesota to record levels. ... About 1,500 people were sworn in as new Americans Thursday at the Minneapolis Convention Center -- the largest naturalization ceremony in Minnesota history. ... The connection between the large batch of new citizens and voter registration was evident Thursday, as representatives of the League of Women Voters of Minnesota collected stacks of completed voter registration cards.”