Latino Voter's Guide REGISTRATION ELIGIBILITY ABSENTEE AND EARLY VOTING ELECTION DAY VOTING AS A STUDENT

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Latino Voter's Guide REGISTRATION ELIGIBILITY ABSENTEE AND EARLY VOTING ELECTION DAY VOTING AS A STUDENT


Byline: Edited by Wendy Moncada wmoncada@reflejos.com (Fuente/Source: www.votolatino.org)

Founded in 2004 by actress and Chairwoman Rosario Dawson and President and CEO Maria Teresa Kumar, Voto Latino is a growing nonpartisan organization whose civic engagement campaigns have reached an estimated 55 million Latino households nationwide.

United by the belief that Latino issues are American issues and American issues are Latino issues, Voto Latino is dedicated to bringing new and diverse voices into the political process by engaging youth, media, technology and celebrities to promote positive change.

Voto Latino has registered more than 120,000 young Latino voters, galvanized Latino youth and their families to be counted in the 2010 Census, and mobilized them to speak out and take action on policies impacting their lives.

Voto Latino provides the following answers to help Latino voters navigate this years presidential election process.

I moved. Do I have to re-register?

Yes. If you havent registered to vote at your new address, be sure to register to vote again, and dont forget you now have a new polling location.

How do I register to vote?

You can register online (https://votolatino.turbovote.org/register) or pick up a mail-in form at your local post office, DMV, public assistance agency, armed services recruiting office, or *library. *Note that not all states offer registration forms at libraries.

Whats the deadline to register?

Registration deadlines vary by state. Visit http://www.longdistancevoter.org to find registration deadlines in your state.

How do I find out if Im registered to vote?

Find out about your registration status by visiting http://www.canivote.org and getting contact information for your local county elections officials. Some elections officials allow you to check the status of your voter registration on their website, by telephone, or both.

What if I accidentally register twice?

No worries. In most cases, the latest submission is whats on record.

How do I register from abroad?

Visit the Overseas Vote Foundation online (www.overseasvotefoundation.org) for information on how to vote if youre a U.S. citizen living abroad or in the military.

What name should I use if the name on my ID is different from the one on my birth certificate/social security card?

Use your current legal name, which should be the name on your state ID card.

Whos eligible to register to vote?

In every state except Alabama, Idaho, and North Dakota, you can register if youre 17 but will be 18 for the next general election. In all states, you must be at least 18 years of age on or before Election Day and a U.S. citizen to vote.

Can I register to vote if I have a felony?

Felony voting rights vary by state. For more information on felon voting rights by state visit http://www.projectvote.org.

What is early voting?

Early voting takes place in person before Election Day at election offices and (in some states) other satellite locations. …

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