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"Eugene Sim is living a Catch 22. More than one month ago Sim, 62, applied to renew his Indiana identification card."

 

“A little rain did not dampen the spirits of The League of Women Voters (LWV) of Oxford [OH], who registered Miami University students to vote... The League registered 110 students to vote at the registration event, which is more than triple the students who registered last year...  LWV invited College Democrats and College Republicans to assist in the registration.”

“Wisconsin students and young voters got a big boost on Tuesday when the state board overseeing elections adopted a policy allowing people registering to vote on Election Day in November to present identifying documents from a laptop or portable digital device.”

“Fortunately, federal courts are seeing these efforts for what they are: a variation on the racist laws that disenfranchised millions before those tactics were outlawed by the Voting Rights Act. … These federal courts were careful to respect state sovereignty. But they were also mindful that state laws that suppress minority votes cannot be allowed to stand.”

“A federal judge has overturned a recent Ohio state law and restored in-person, early voting for the final three days leading up to Election Day.”

 

“A federal judge said on Wednesday that he planned to block provisions of a Florida measure that made it harder for organizations to register voters in the state. ... Deirdre Macnab, the president of the League of Women Voters of Florida, which suspended its operations for a year, said she was delighted with the ruling.”

“An exciting development for this year, League of Women Voters of Larimer County [CO] is participating in VOTE411.org.”

"Two dissenting justices, Alan Page and Paul Anderson, said the full text of amendments -- not summary descriptions written by lawmakers -- should be on the ballot. ... In his lengthy dissent, Anderson rightly called the [MN] Legislature's voter ID ballot question 'inaccurate, misleading and deceptive.' Even the majority of the court acknowledged that '... it may indeed have been wiser for the Legislature to include the entire amendment on the ballot.'''

“With the November election just around the corner, the League of Women Voters of Vigo County [IN]...marked 92 years since women won the constitutional right to vote. ... Close to 200 people, many Indiana State University students, marched across the ISU campus Monday afternoon marking the anniversary.”

“Consider the League of Women Voters valuable study “Shining a Light: Redistricting Lessons Learned in 2011” by reading an introductory article, “New League report details redistricting lessons learned.” I think the League provides WE THE PEOPLE with VERY VALUABLE information and perspective to advocate for REFORM of our redistricting processes in our state. This is, remember, a STATE POWER!”