2014 Election Dates For VoteRiders Target Voter ID States. Updated Voter ID Information. Get Out The VOTE!


 

By Jueseppi B.

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VoteRiders Overview

 

VoteRiders is a non-partisan, non-profit organization whose mission is to ensure that all citizens are able to exercise their right to vote. Through resources and media exposure, VoteRiders supports on-the-ground organizations that assist citizens to get their voter IDs and inspires local volunteers and communities to sustain such programs and galvanize others to emulate these efforts. Find us at http://www.voteriders.org

 

 

 

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VoteRiders founder and president, Kathleen Unger, talks about the impact of voter ID laws and the importance of making sure citizens have to proper ID so they can vote.

 

 

 

About VoteRiders

 

Mission

VoteRiders is a non-partisan, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to ensure that all citizens are able to exercise their right to vote. Through resources and media exposure, VoteRiders supports on-the-ground organizations that assist citizens to get their voter ID and inspires local volunteers and communities to sustain such programs and galvanize others to emulate these efforts.

 

How We Started

Upon hearing the news of multiple states passing voter ID laws and learning that millions of potential voters may be disenfranchised come November 2012 and beyond, Kathleen Unger decided to take action.  With a wealth of professional and volunteer experience in the non-profit sector under her belt, Ms. Unger decided to start her own non-profit dedicated to ensuring all citizens would be able to exercise their fundamental right to vote.  It was important to Ms. Unger that VoteRiders not duplicate what others are doing in this regard.  Thus, VoteRiders was founded in April 2012.

 

 

Organization Status

VoteRiders was incorporated as a non-profit organization in California on April 6, 2012. Contributions to VoteRiders, a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of theInternal Revenue Code, are deductible for computing income and estate taxes.

 

 

2014 Election Dates for VoteRiders Target Voter ID States

 

Alabama

State House special election: January 28, 2014
State House special election: March 25, 2014
Voter registration deadline for Primary election: May 24, 2014
Primary election: June 3, 2014
Primary runoff election: July 15, 2014
Voter registration deadline for General election: October 25, 2014
General election: November 4, 2014

Arkansas

Special elections:  January 14, 2014 – Craighead, Yell, and Cross Counties
Special election:  March 11, 2014 – Pulaski County
Voter registration deadline for Primary election: April 21, 2014
Early voting for Primary election: May 5, 2014
Primary election: May 20, 2014
Voter registration deadline for Primary runoff election: May 12, 2014
Early voting for Primary runoff election: June 3, 2014
Primary runoff: June 10, 2014
Voter registration deadline for General election: October 6, 2014
Early voting for General election: October 20, 2014
General election: November 4, 2014

Arizona

Voter registration deadline for Primary election: July 28, 2014
Early voting for Primary election: July 31, 2014
Primary election: August 26, 2014
Voter registration deadline for General election: October 6, 2014
Early Voting for General election: October 9, 2014
General election: November 4, 2014

Florida

Voter registration deadline for Primary election: July 28, 2014
Early voting for Primary election: August 16 – August 23, 2014
Primary election: August 26, 2014
Voter registration deadline for General election: October 6, 2014
Early voting for General election: October 25, 2014 – November 1, 2014
General election: November 4, 2014

Georgia

Voter registration deadline for Special election: February 18, 2014
Early voting for Special election: February 24, 2014
Special election: March 18, 2014
Special election runoff: April 15, 2014
Voter registration deadline for Primary election: April 21, 2014
Early voting for Primary election: April 28 – May 16, 2014
Primary election: May 20, 2014
Primary runoff:  July 22, 2014
Voter registration deadline for General election: October 6, 2014
Early voting for General election: October 14 – November 1, 2014
General election: November 4, 2014

Indiana

Voter registration deadline for Primary election: April 7, 2014
Primary election: May 6, 2014
Voter registration deadline for General election: October 6, 2014
General election: November 4, 2014

Kansas

Voter registration deadline for Primary election: July 15, 2014
Early voting for Primary election: July 16, 2014
Primary election: August 5, 2014
Voter registration deadline for General election: October 14, 2014
Early voting for General election: October 15, 2014
General election: November 4, 2014

Mississippi

Voter registration deadline for Primary election: May 3, 2014
Primary election: June 3, 2014
Voter registration deadline for General election: October 4, 2014
General election: November 4, 2014

North Carolina

Voter registration deadline for Primary election: April 11, 2014
Early voting for Primary election: April 24 – May 3, 2014
Primary election: May 6, 2014
Voter registration deadline for General election: October 10, 2014
Early voting for General election: October 23 – November 1, 2014
General election: November 4, 2014

New Hampshire

Special election primary: January 21, 2014 – Northern NH
Voter registration deadline for Town elections: March 1, 2014
Town elections: March 11, 2014
Voter registration deadline for Primary election: September 2, 2014
Primary election: September 9, 2014
Voter registration deadline for General election: October 25, 2014
General election: November 4, 2014

Ohio

Voter registration deadline for Primary election: April 7, 2014
Early voting for Primary election: irregular days and times April 1 – May 3, 2014
Primary election: May 6, 2014
Voter registration deadline for Special election: July 7, 2014
Special election: August 5, 2014
Voter registration deadline for General election: October 6, 2014
Early voting for General election: irregular days and times October 7 – November 1, 2014
General election: November 4, 2014

Pennsylvania

General Assembly special election: January 28, 2014 – Bedford, Fulton, Huntingdon Counties
Voter registration deadline for Primary election: April 21, 2014
Primary election: May 20, 2014
Voter registration deadline for General election: October 6, 2014
General election: November 4, 2014

Rhode Island

General Assembly special election primary: January 21, 2014 – Woonsocket
Voter registration deadline for special election: January 26, 2014
General Assembly special election: February 25, 2014
Voter registration deadline for Primary election: August 10, 2014
Primary election: September 9, 2014
Voter registration deadline for General election: October 5, 2014
General election: November 4, 2014

South Carolina

Voter registration deadline for Primary election: May 10, 2014
Primary election: June 10, 2014
Voter registration deadline for General election: October 4, 2014
General election: November 4, 2014

Tennessee

Voter registration deadline for County Primary election: April 7, 2014
Early voting for County Primary election: April 16 – May 1, 2014
County Primary elections:  May 6, 2014
Voter registration deadline for Primary election: July 8, 2014
Early voting for Primary election: July 18 – August 2, 2014
State Primary and County General elections: August 7, 2014
Voter registration deadline for General election: October 6, 2014
Early voting for General election: October 15 – October 30, 2014
General election: November 4, 2014

Texas

Voter registration deadline for Primary election: February 3, 2014
Early voting for Primary election: February 18 – 28, 2014
Primary election: March 4, 2014
Voter registration deadline for TX Senate District 4 Special election: April 10, 2014
Early voting for TX Senate District 4 Special election: April 28 – May 6, 2014
TX Senate District 4 Special election: May 10, 2014
Voter registration deadline for Primary runoff election: April 28, 2014
Early voting for Primary runoff election: May 19 – 23, 2014
Primary runoff election: May 27, 2014
Voter registration deadline for General election: October 6, 2014
Early voting for General election: October 20 – 31, 2014
General election: November 4, 2014

Virginia

*For additional Virginia special election dates please click here.

Voter registration deadline for local special Primary elections: February 10, 2014
Local special Primary elections: March 4, 2014
Voter registration deadline for local special General elections: April 14, 2014
Local special General elections: May 6, 2014
Voter registration deadline for Primary election: May 19, 2014
Primary election: June 10, 2014
Voter registration deadline for General election: October 14, 2014
General election: November 4, 2014

Wisconsin

Spring Primary election: February 18, 2014
Spring General election: April 1, 2014
Fall Primary election: August 12, 2014
Fall General election: November 4, 2014

 

 

 

Voter ID Clinics

 

Spread the Word About Voter ID Laws

 

Attorney Voter Advocates

 

 

Voter ID Advocate Training

 

Published on Oct 23, 2012

Note: On October 2, 2012, the Pennsylvania voter ID law was suspended until after the 2012 election.

Some states have enacted laws requiring voters to show photo identification to be allowed to cast their ballot. VoteRiders & The League of Women Voters team up with the Philadelphia Senior Law Center in a session to train volunteer advocates who help people secure the the kinds of photo ID needed to vote in states that now require it.

 

 

 

The Victims of Voter ID Laws

 

Published on Jun 12, 2012

Last year, Wisconsin governor Scott Walker passed a law requiring citizens to show identification at the polls. While two state judges have blocked the law from going into effect, if the injunction is lifted the law would likely disenfranchise thousands of voters. The Center for American Progress visited the state during the contentious recall election to investigate.

 

 

 

It’s NOT Just Black Americans denied the right to vote.

 

“Our nation is strengthened when the majority of our eligible citizens vote. A wave of voter suppression legislation, chiefly government-issued photo ID laws, threatens to make it difficult to impossible for communities of color, elderly, veterans and people with disabilities to do so.  That is why VoteRiders, working in the states with key partners to help voters acquire the necessary documents to vote, is so vital.”

Eric Marshall, Senior Manager for Election Administration, State Voices; former Co-Leader ofElection Protection

 

 

Veteran Denied the Right to Vote

 

Published on Apr 23, 2012

Restrictive voter I.D. laws are being passed in many states, making it especially difficult for students, the poor, seniors and minorities to vote. Join Gil Paar in fighting for our rights. Visit http://www.usw.org/election2012.

 

 

 

About the Issue

Protecting the right to vote is not a partisan issue. It’s an American issue.  No citizen should be prevented from exercising this basic right.

 

Complicated voter ID laws put state bureaucrats between eligible voters and the ballot box.

 

You must act now to protect your vote and the votes of others.

 

You can help save our American democracy.

 

 

Are you Ready to Vote?

 

As of August 2013, some form of voter ID law is in effect in 33 states:

 

Alabama Alaska Arizona
Arkansas Colorado Connecticut
Delaware Florida Georgia
Hawaii Idaho Indiana
Kansas Kentucky Louisiana
Michigan Mississippi Missouri
Montana New Hampshire North Carolina
North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma
Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina
South Dakota Tennessee Texas
Utah Virginia Washington

What’s the Big Deal?

Some people may think it’s easy to get a photo ID.  Doesn’t everybody need one to drive a car, get on a plane, and buy cigarettes and alcohol?  Well, not everyone drives including people with disabilities, older adults – the Greatest Generation! – and low-income individuals.  Not everybody smokes or drinks alcohol.  And many citizens have their reasons why they do not travel on airplanes.

 

Ok, then … just get the ID that you need! Not so fast – obtaining a current, valid, government-issued photo ID in order to vote means at least one trip to the local DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles or wherever in each state you get a voter ID). Depending upon where you live, your local DMV can be up to 100 miles away; and the days and hours it’s open can be few.

 

The much bigger difficulty can be trying to get the documents you need to prove who you are and where you live.  To get a voter ID, a state may require a certified copy of your birth certificate with a raised seal (and, legal documentation of any change of name since then) – all of which costs money and can take a lot of time, plus a social security card plus two acceptable documents showing your name and address.

 

 

Who Do Voter ID Laws Affect?

report released by the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU Law School analyzed laws that had passed in 14 states by October of 2011.  The study found that these laws have the potential to disenfranchise more than five million eligible voters in 2012. Since then, 17 new states have some form of voter ID law in effect. Pennsylvania’s voter ID law, which was passed in 2012 and therefore excluded from the Brennan Center study, could ultimately affect an additional 758,939 to 1.5 million eligible Pennsylvania voters, based on reliable surveys and sources.

 

Some laws specify strict current, government-issued photo ID requirements.  Those who do not have a current, valid photo ID – primarily those without a driver’s license – are older Americans, people of color, young adults, people with disabilities and individuals with low incomes.

 

To further understand the issue, a Brennan Center survey conducted in 2006 regarding US citizens and proof of citizenship yielded the following findings:

 

  • As many as 11 percent of voting-age United States citizens – more than 21 million individuals – do not have current unexpired government-issued photo identification.
  • 18 percent of American citizens age 65 and above do not have a current government-issued photo ID.  Using 2005 census estimates, this amounts to more than six million senior citizens.
  • 25 percent of African-American voting-age citizens have no current government-issued photo ID, compared to eight percent of white voting-age citizens.  Using 2000 census figures, there are more than 5.5 million adult African-American citizens without photo identification.
  • As many as 18 percent of citizens aged 18-24 do not have photo ID with current address and name; using 2004 census tallies, almost 4.5 million young adult American citizens are in jeopardy.

 

Further, voter ID laws disproportionately impact women.  Those who have assumed a married name may still have their single-status name on their driver’s license vs. their name on the voter roll.  The above-mentioned Brennan Center survey found that only 48% of voting-age women have easy access to their U.S. birth certificates with their current legal name, “and only 66% of voting-age women with ready access to any proof of citizenship have a document with current legal name.”  The study used census data from 2000 and concluded that the only available proof-of-citizenship documents possessed by as many as 32 million voting-age women do not reflect their current name.

 

We encourage those in voter ID states to double-check and renew their IDs now, before the next Election Day.

 

 

What VoteRiders is Doing

VoteRiders, a non-partisan 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, assists local, statewide and national organizations that help eligible citizens to obtain their voter IDs and underlying documents (birth certificates, Social Security cards, etc.), if necessary.  Read more about what VoteRiders does here.

 

Additional Help Obtaining a Voter ID

If you need help obtaining an ID or have questions, please call the Election Protection Hotline:

 

1-866-OUR-VOTE (1-866-687-8683) or call

 

the Ve Y Vota Hotline:

 

1-888-VE-Y-VOTA  (1-888-839-8682)

 

 

Nationwide ID

First-time voters, including those who have not voted in a previous federal election or who have never voted in their county of residence in a federal election, must present voter ID.

 

CLICK HERE to see what is required.

 

 

Requirements for Absentee Ballots

Important: Check Your State Listing Carefully — Each State Has Unique Mail Ballot Deadlines and Requirements.

 

Voting by Absentee Ballot is a particularly viable alternative for people who might have trouble getting to the polls or standing in long lines on Election Day. In some states the Voter ID requirements are less stringent for Absentee Voting than voting in person. Deadlines and requirements vary by state, so please check our Absentee Voting/Voter ID Requirements for more information.

 

CLICK HERE to view Voter ID requirements for Absentee Ballots.

 

 

VoteRiders Voter ID Clinics

VoteRiders is launching Voter ID Clinics in voter ID states. click here to learn more.

 

 

Help Getting Voter ID

Need to find out if your state has a voter ID law?  As of August 2013, the following 33 states have some form of voter ID law in effect. Click on your state below to find out what the requirements are and if you have the right ID:

 

Alabama Alaska Arizona
Arkansas Colorado Connecticut
Delaware Florida Georgia
Hawaii Idaho Indiana
Kentucky Kansas Louisiana
Michigan Mississippi Missouri
Montana New Hampshire North Carolina
North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma
Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina
South Dakota Tennessee Texas
Utah Virginia Washington

 

 

Contact VoteRiders

For all inquiries please fill in the fields provided and we’ll be in touch as soon as possible. Thank you!

 

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VoteRiders has partnered with Video the Vote to document Citizen Stories – videos about citizen voters’ compelling experiences with getting voter ID. If you have a story to tell or know someone who does, please Contact Us and we will try to connect you with a VtV volunteer in your area.

 

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July 03, 2013 Statement by President Barack Hussein Obama on Egypt


 

By Jueseppi B.

 

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July 03, 2013

Statement by President Barack Obama on Egypt

 

Statement by President Barack Obama on Egypt

As I have said since the Egyptian Revolution, the United States supports a set of core principles, including opposition to violence, protection of universal human rights, and reform that meets the legitimate aspirations of the people.  The United States does not support particular individuals or political parties, but we are committed to the democratic process and respect for the rule of law.  Since the current unrest in Egypt began, we have called on all parties to work together to address the legitimate grievances of the Egyptian people, in accordance with the democratic process, and without recourse to violence or the use of force.

 

The United States is monitoring the very fluid situation in Egypt, and we believe that ultimately the future of Egypt can only be determined by the Egyptian people. Nevertheless, we are deeply concerned by the decision of the Egyptian Armed Forces to remove President Morsy and suspend the Egyptian constitution. I now call on the Egyptian military to move quickly and responsibly to return full authority back to a democratically elected civilian government as soon as possible through an inclusive and transparent process, and to avoid any arbitrary arrests of President Morsy and his supporters. Given today’s developments, I have also directed the relevant departments and agencies to review the implications under U.S. law for our assistance to the Government of Egypt.

 

The United States continues to believe firmly that the best foundation for lasting stability in Egypt is a democratic political order with participation from all sides and all political parties —secular and religious, civilian and military. During this uncertain period, we expect the military to ensure that the rights of all Egyptian men and women are protected, including the right to peaceful assembly, due process, and free and fair trials in civilian courts.

 

Moreover, the goal of any political process should be a government that respects the rights of all people, majority and minority; that institutionalizes the checks and balances upon which democracy depends; and that places the interests of the people above party or faction. The voices of all those who have protested peacefully must be heard – including those who welcomed today’s developments, and those who have supported President Morsy. In the interim, I urge all sides to avoid violence and come together to ensure the lasting restoration of Egypt’s democracy.

 

No transition to democracy comes without difficulty, but in the end it must stay true to the will of the people. An honest, capable and representative government is what ordinary Egyptians seek and what they deserve. The longstanding partnership between the United States and Egypt is based on shared interests and values, and we will continue to work with the Egyptian people to ensure that Egypt’s transition to democracy succeeds.

 

 

Take note women, people of color, LGBTQ members and anyone who feels a need to assemble & protest….Egypt understands how it’s done….

 

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As The First Term Comes To A Close: Time To Reminisce With The First Couple


By Jueseppi B.

 

Reminisce

 

 

rem·i·nisce

/ˌreməˈnis/ Verb Indulge in enjoyable recollection of past events.

remember – recollect

 

 

Hat Tip/Shout Out To:

 

The Obama Diary 

 

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Barack Obama’s Coolest Presidential Moments

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barack Obama Swagger

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barack’s love for Michelle

 

 

 

 

 

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An image or two – President Obama

 

 

 

 

 

My Favorite Images From The First Term:

 

 

 

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U.S. President Obama, first lady Michelle and their daughters Malia and Sasha walk out from White House to attend Sunday service in Washington

 

 

 

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It’s A Mandate…..Stupid.


By Jueseppi B.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Obama Won, Get Over It

 

Susan Milligan is a political and foreign affairs writer and contributed to a biography of the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Last Lion: The Fall and Rise of Ted Kennedy.

 

One would think that with re-election—by an Electoral College landslide, notably—people would finally accept that President Barack Obama is the leader of the country. But still, despite the failed efforts of the birthers and Donald Trump and everyone else who just couldn’t imagine that a majority of voters said Obama should be president, the efforts to discredit Obama persist.

 

 

Almost immediately after Obama was re-elected (becoming only the fifth president in U.S. history to win a majority, and not just a plurality, of the popular vote twice), the self-anointed realists declared that Obama had no “mandate.” Never mind those 332 Electoral College votes, never mind the fact that he managed to win re-election despite residual racism and a general unhappiness with the slowness of the economic recovery.

 

 

It was deemed that because Obama won by just three percentage points in the popular vote, that he somehow had no right to assume he had earned the authority to lead. This argument is especially remarkable when one considers the comments made by disgraced former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, who said after the GOP had taken majorities in both chambers under President George Bush that since the Republicans controlled the White House, the House, and the Senate, “we control the agenda.” Not much room there for cross-party compromise.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In remarks on the Senate floor, the top Republican in that chamber argues against a mandate for President Barack Obama after his reelection last week.

 

 

 

“In politics, there is always a temptation among those who win office to think they have a mandate to do what they will,” McConnell will say, according to prepared remarks. “But it’s important to remember that in this case the voters also re-elected a Republican-controlled House last week, and a closely divided Senate. And in a government of three equal branches, that’s hardly irrelevant. Most people may focus on the White House, but the fact is, the government is organized no differently today than it was after the Republican wave of 2010.”

 

 

The top Senate Republican contends that Americans are “wary” of what Obama might do in a second term. “Look out across the heartland, and you’ll see vast regions of the country wary of the President’s vision for the future. The country is sharply divided about the right path forward.  If the President wants to unite America, as he has always claimed to, if he truly realizes that he was elected to represent all of its citizens, not just the ones who voted to give him a second term last Tuesday … then he’ll seek the common ground he avoided so strenuously in his first term. That’s his task. That’s the duty that comes with being President.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mitch McConnell is a fool, an idiot, a moron and a flaming racist ass. That’s a fact. 332 electoral votes for POTUS Obama against 206 electoral votes for Willard Romney.

 
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Popular vote totals: 62,307,405 (50.6%) Votes for POTUS Obama……..58,938,376 (47.8%) Votes for Willard Romney.

 

 

Thats a mandate all day long…..Stupid.

 

 

Turns Out Romney Is the 47 Percent Candidate

 

John Nichols

 

The 2012 election produced more than its share of ironic results, but there is one that will stand above all others: Mitt Romney is the candidate of 47 percent of the American electorate.

 

As the long count of ballots cast in last Tuesday’s presidential election nears completion, Barack Obama’s popular-vote margin over Romney continues to expand. The Democratic president’s percentage of the vote has been steadily rising. As this has happened, his Republican challenger’s percentage has fallen.

 

Whereas on election night conservative commentators could speak of the finish to the long and bitter campaign as “almost a tie,” Obama now has a 3.4 million popular-vote, and 50.57 percent of the total.

 

Romney has drifted down to… 47.84 percent.

 

President Obama Friday claimed an election mandate to raise the richest Americans’ taxes before across-the-board hikes push the country back into recession next year.

 

“I’m not wedded to every detail of my plan. I’m open to compromise,” Obama said in the East Room of the White House.

 

“But I refuse to accept any approach that isn’t balanced. I am not going to ask students and seniors and middle-class families to pay down the entire deficit while people like me making over $250,000 aren’t asked to pay a dime more in taxes,” he said.

 

America has never been about what can be done for us. It’s about what can be done by us, together, through the hard and frustrating but necessary work of self-government. That’s the principle we were founded on.

 

~ President Barack Obama, November 7, 2012~

 

 

Sounds like a mandate to me.

 

Let’s not forget…..It’s Still Barack’s House.

 

“Disagree Intelligently, Use The Facts & Truth™”

 

 

The Final Results: 2012 General Presidential Election


By Jueseppi B.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Popular Vote Count: 2012 Election

 

Live 2012 results VOTES   % WON
60,301,311   50.4%
57,532,048   48.1

 

 

Popular Vote Count: 2008 Election

 

Results: 2008 |2004 VOTES   % WON
Barack Obama
69,492,376   53.0%
John McCain
59,946,378   45.7

 

 

 

 

Electoral Vote Count 2012:

 

President Barack Hussein Obama  —– 303 electoral votes

 

Ex- Governor Willard Mitt Romney——206 electoral votes

 

 

 

Battle Grounds States Won By President Obama:

 

Ohio  Virginia  Florida  Colorado  Nevada  Iowa  New Hampshire  Wisconsin  New Mexico

 

 

 

 

Battle Ground State Won By Ex-Governor Romney:

 

North Carolina

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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