Halloween is the time for ghosts, goblins, witches, evil spells, and…voter suppression?
ACLU state affiliates across the country are receiving report after report of mishandling of voter registration forms, incorrect information given out to ex-felons on regaining voting rights, voter registrations not being recorded at the voter registrars’ office, changes in days and times for early voting, unreasonable identification requirements, and plain old intimidation tactics. Across the country, the ACLU is involved in legal battles to protect the peoples’ right to vote.
In Nevada alone, the ACLU of Nevada disbursed 3,000 voter rights information cards, headlined “Let Me Vote,” over the past few weeks, in both English and Spanish. Across the country, this ACLU affiliate and others have educated voters and potential voters on their right to vote and fighting to protect those rights.
If you have not voted, get out to vote. If you do not know where to vote, contact your local Registrar of Voters or go to canivote.org. If you have problems while voting (or attempting to vote), contact the ACLU of Nevada’s election protection hotline: 702-333-0883. This is not about winning or losing, it is about your right to vote. Boo!