Protect your vote by making a plan
October 31, 2012
The Roanoke Times reports, "When Virginians head to their polling places on Tuesday, they should have a plan. Not just a plan regarding which candidates they will support, but also a plan to do everything possible to ensure their votes will count. Every year, reports surface of Virginia polling place problems."
Progressive Point: Conservative politicians have campaigned hard to make it more difficult for us to exercise our fundamental American right to vote. The new voter restrictions could make it harder for working Virginians to have a voice in our democracy. That's not all: seniors and veterans who are lifelong voters face new hurdles as well.
Every progressive voter matters to keep our country moving forward. Investments in education and our economy, clean energy jobs, a tax system where everyone pays their fair share, women's ability to make their own health care decisions: all of this is on the line. Making a plan to vote and knowing what type of ID you need to bring are crucial in protecting your right to vote. If you encounter a problem at the polls or have a question about exercising your right to vote, call the nonpartisan election protection hotline at 1-866-OUR-VOTE. Help set an example by making sure you and every eligible Virginian can participate equally in our great democracy.
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