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people. You shift the election one way munity service. So having voter regis- cases are going to be more diffi cult. or the other and it wouldn’t be a true tration drives on campus, or in the com- We have been utilizing technology. refl munity or at the grocery store, that’s Just about everybody, no matter what ection of what really should have happened that day. how we register to vote. We are utiliz- their income is, has a cell phone. So, The public is being misled to be- ing other tools. We have online regis- we have partnered with Faye Ander- lieve that voter fraud is rampant in this tration tools now that we are saying son and some of her folks who created country. The reality is, it’s not. There let’s utilize some of the other ways of something called the Cost of Freedom have been studies. The U.S. Depart- trying to get through this diffi App. And, it simply focuses on folks be- cult time. ment of Justice, even under former The lawyers are going to fi ing able to put their state in and know, ght—lawyer President Bush, found that there was groups are fi fi rst of all, if they need a voter ID. And ling lawsuits. The Justice no real instance of improper voter reg- Department’s fi if they do, what they need. And then, ghting back where peo- istration and eligibility issues. They just ple can. They are trying to fi where they go and what they need to ght back put it on the books because they don’t in state legislatures. But guess what? do to get it. We want to give people want everybody to vote…The people At the end of the day, there are still go- that kind of help. who believe in exclusion are the ones ing to be millions of people who are Also, we have partnered with the that support photo ID or make it more not going to have to have that ID. So, Lawyers Committee on their Election diffi we say the sure strategy is grassroots Protection Coalition, and we want to cult to vote. Our community registers….I got organizing. I know in some places Del- be able to give people their 1-866-OUR- involved in Delta Sigma Theta as a tas are helping people get their IDs. In VOTE Hotline that we all have worked student at Clark Atlanta University some cases, people are going to have to build as a resource for the commu- registering voters as a part of our com- to help somebody pay that $15. Other nity for the last 11 years now to make R e g i s t e r. . . . . Ve r i f y. . . . . Vo t e ! PROTECT YOUR VOTE IN 2012! TEN THINGS YOU CAN DO TO GET OUT AND VOTE!VOTE! 1 ★ REGISTER to VOTE at a voter registration drive, utility bill or government document that includes 2 ★ ncbcp.org 6 ★YOU HAVE A RIGHT to request help from pollyour name and street address.local board of elections or online at www. 3 ★ roll by calling your local Board of Elections. YOU HAVE A RIGHT to fi le a complaint if yourrights have been violated. If you need legal as- 7 ★YOU!workers. Poll workers are there to help ElectionBEFORE your registration statusVERIFYDay. Make sure you are listed on the registration 4 ★ If you’re scheduled to be out of town, are home- 8 ★YOU HAVE A RIGHT to cast a provisional ballot ifsistance, call 1-866-OUR-VOTE.you are certain you are a registered voter. Pleaseverify that you are at the right polling place be- ElectionBEFORE your polling location that you will be in town on Election Day.VERIFYDay by calling 1-866-OUR-VOTE.VERIFY bound, in the military, in a nursing home or fore you use a provisional ballot to ensure your working and unable to get off on Election Day, provisional ballot is counted. DON’T LEAVE YOUR 5 ★ You may need to show ID to vote. To be safe, 9 ★munity at footsoldiersfordemocracy@ncbcp.org.POLLING PLACE WITHOUT VOTING!Volunteer to be poll monitor in your local com- Don’t leave home without it!you can vote by absentee ballot.BRING YOUR ID. cense, government issued photo ID, a paycheck, Contact your local Board of Elections to become10 ★a poll-worker on Election Day. bring your voter registration card, driver’s li- VOTE NOV. 6, 2012 ★ www.ncbcp.org 75 ▲ JOURNAL Summer 2012


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