Fellow democrats, if you have been registered to vote for years or if you recently registered to vote PLEASE request a NEW VOTER I.D. CARD so that you know that you are in the recent computer system printouts and the correct polling location. If you don’t have a CURRENT VOTER I.D. Card you might be prevented from voting on November 4. There will be LOTS and LOTS of ‘trickery’ in November. Plan ahead.
In the past voting was very simple. Now there are new rules that make it harder to vote. In many states you need to show a government picture ID to vote. You will need to bring a picture ID just in case. Make sure the name on your Voter I.D. card MATCHES your government I.D. that you’ll present at the polling station.
You can be turned away from the polls if your name does not match exactly. i.e., if your Voter ID card says Jane Marie Doe; your government ID says Jane Doe. A poll worker can use their discretion and prevent you from voting. It will be THAT ridiculousness and THAT much trickery in November. Now is the time to make sure your ducks are in a row — Cross your T’s and dot your I’s.
Read the article below from Shalia Dewan that details that the Secretary of State in Louisiana, a republican (just like the situation in Florida in 2000) is using her discretion to reject voter registration applications – some reasons are valid, some are not.
If you are not registered to vote you can register over-the-phone or on-line. If you do not receive your voter ID card within 6 weeks, do it again! No matter if you registered years ago and have not moved, make sure you have a Voter ID Card in your ‘hands’ when you go to vote on November 4. It takes LESS than 5 minutes to register or re-order a new card.
Register by phone: 1-866-MYVOTE1 ( 1-866-698-6831 )
Read Shalia’s article: