A coalition of voting rights groups say reforms are needed to the state’s election process to encourage voting and eliminate problems that keep voters from being able to cast ballots.
MILWAUKEE--In 2011, Wisconsin lawmakers passed one of the most restrictive voter ID laws in the nation, but, since then, haven’t taken meaningful steps to educate voters on how to comply with the law. All Voting is Local is filling that void by launching today a voter education campaign to arm residents with information to ensure their voices are heard on Election Day.
Expectations for a surge in voting by younger citizens this Election Day are getting a boost on two fronts: Florida Atlantic University will host an early voting site; and Palm Beach County schools are encouraging students who have turned 18 to register.
Democracy is based on the notion that the people should govern themselves — that the people have a voice. When we don’t vote, we lose that voice. In doing so, we do ourselves, and our community a disservice. And this disservice will not be short-lived. The reverberations of the 2018 election will be felt far into the future. If we don’t vote, we won’t have a say in that future.
The Ohio Voter Rights Coalition will announce their voting reform agenda to ensure the protection of Ohioans’ right to vote and to modernize the election process.
Tick tock. Time is running out. Pennsylvanians have until Oct. 9 to register to vote in the Nov. 6 election.