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Voter Registration

"They came from places like Vietnam, Somalia, and China. Seventeen different countries were represented Friday in south St. Louis County, as 23 petitioners gave up their native citizenship to become naturalized Americans. ... the St. Louis area League of Women Voters had a booth to register the new American citizens to vote, following the ceremony."

"he League of Women Voters of Greater Rockford [IL] registers citizens to vote before every election. During our fall drive, we registered 521 people at high schools, colleges, libraries, supermarkets and a manufacturing company. Registering to vote is just one small step. Tuesday, Nov. 6, it is important that voters use their power to guide the fate of our nation."

"The Lawrence/Douglas County League of Women Voters — thanks to 33 volunteers — registered nearly 300 voters at 29 events this summer and fall. A highlight was witnessing dozens of brand-new, naturalized citizens, moments after this fall’s ceremony ...swarm our voter registration table to become eligible to vote. Now we are hoping every newly registered voter does vote on Nov. 6, along with the nearly 80,000 other registered voters in Douglas County."

"Fannie Conner will travel anywhere in the Big Apple to get people to register and vote. During her 50 years as a member of the League of Women Voters of the City of New York, and armed only with a shopping bag full of voting materials, she’s gone to prison halfway houses, city high schools, neighborhood public libraries and Manhattan skyscrapers in her quest to get every last eligible New Yorker to exercise this most fundamental rite of American citizenship."

"The Supreme Court agreed on Monday to decide whether Arizona may require proof of citizenship in order to register to vote in federal elections. The federal appeals court in San Francisco had blocked the state law, saying it conflicted with a federal one."

"'Are you trying to get registered to vote?' Ruth Dixon asks a student venturing shyly toward the League of Women Voters of Alameda’s table in the quad at St. Joseph Notre Dame High School at the end of a noisy lunchtime rush. When the 17-year-old student nods, Dixon whisks her into a chair and hands her a pen and a voter registration form."

"Jayme Montgomery wasn't messing around. As state director of the Wisconsin League of Young Voters, she asked a small gathering of Mount Mary College students at a voter registration forum to cast ballots on the issues most important to them. ... In order to vote, students had to show ID.... 'I bring up the voter ID because I think it provides a concrete way that the vote is suppressed,' she said .... 'Politics is about choices, getting choices and decisions made,' she said. 'You either decide, or it will be decided for you.'"

“'If someone is not registered yet, come Monday it’s going to be too late for them,' said Ashton Stewart, executive director of the League of Women Voters of New York City."

"The state’s highest court dealt the Republican-led Legislature a critical setback Tuesday, blocking use of a new voter registration form for the Nov. 6 election."

"The two volunteers from the League of Women Voters had chosen the bus station Thursday to "reach out to under-represented voters," said Darden Rice, 42, president of the St. Petersburg chapter. ... Folks coming through there probably don't have cars to drive to the Supervisor of Elections office to sign themselves up, might not have access to a computer to register online."