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Voter Registration

 

“While some folks are content to sit around and complain about low voter turnout, the women of the SaddleBrooke unit of the League of Women Voters of Greater Tucson [AZ] are out to do something about it. The four-women team intends to rock the vote by getting as many people as possible...to register to vote while educating them about the process and making sure they have the information they need to get to the polls.”

 

“The League of Women Voters of New Hampshire and four college students, represented by the New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union, sued the state yesterday, alleging that newly implemented voter registration requirements effectively create a poll tax and prevent students from voting.”

 

“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.”

 

“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.”

Voting Mission (News Clips)

 

“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.”

 

“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.”

 

“New Mexico has about 1.2 million registered voters. More than 616,000 others are eligible to vote but are not registered. ... Representatives of three nonpartisan groups today outlined their strategy to register more people before the November election. ... Common Cause, the League of Women Voters and the Voter Participation Center said registration efforts in 15 targeted counties have the potential to reach 82 percent of the unregistered people.”

 

“A board member of the League of Women Voters of the Calumet Area [IN] said she’s concerned about voter suppression in the coming November presidential election. ... Barbara Schilling, of Hammond, said far too many Hoosiers are unaware they could be denied the right to vote if they have changed their name (usually through marriage) or moved and changed addresses since registering to vote.”

 

“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.”