[imc-st.louis] ELECTION COVERAGE: www.stlimc.org
keensmack at yahoo.com
Sun Oct 31 20:05:57 PST 2004
I'm helping the League of Pissed-off Voters with their
non-partisan work on Tuesday, i.e. distributing
coffee, magazines, chairs, etc. to people standing in
long lines at the polls.
One of the points they were stressing is awareness of
current voting policy (e.g. how you can request
replacement ballots if you make a mistake), because
you can't expect the poll workers or even election
judges to be fully aware themselves. They also will
have disposable cameras onhand to try to document any
incidents of voter intimidation.
Here is their "Voter Bill of Rights" which I think
would be essential to have printed on paper if you go
to any polling place. It's entirely non-partisan, so
it is relevent to people voting for Kerry, Bush, or
Betsy, should this be something that goes up on
Voter's Bill of Rights As a registered Missouri voter,
you have the right to:
1. You must show one form of ID with your name and
address printed on it. This includes Voter
Registration Card, Drivers License, Missouri State ID
Card, Missouri Student ID Card, Utility Bill, Bank
Statement or Government Check.
2. View a sample ballot in the polling place before
3. Polls open at 6am and close at 7pm. You can vote if
you are in line before 7pm.
4. You can get help from election workers on how to
vote or if you cannot read, are blind, or have any
other physical disability. You can vote from your car
if you have a disability and cannot get into the poll.
5. You can receive another ballot if your ballot is
accidentally spoiled or you make a mistake.
6. You can vote even if you are told you are not on
the voter list- ask for a provisional ballot.
7. Call 1-800-OUR-VOTE or file a complaint with the
Secretary of State's office if your rights are
8. You can take your minor children with you into the
polling booth with you when you vote.
9. You can re-register to vote after completing
incarceration, parole, or probation for a felony. Call
the city or county election board.
To help end voter disenfranchisement in St. Louis and
make sure everyone who wants to vote can, check out:
http://www.electionprotectionvolunteer.org/ or call
Find your polling place:
Quoting inner_alchemy at SAFe-mail.net:
> The election is just two days away... and some
things you won't see on CNN or
> FoxNews. We encourage you to use your local St.
Louis Independent Media
> Center. www.stlimc.org.
> All in one place you can:
> - Vote in our official presidential election poll
> - Get easy access to a variety of voting resources,
phone numbers, election
> - get an alternative view on the election day events
> - listen to live web radio from around the nation
about voter fraud, global
> resistance, misplaced ballots, public assemblies,
and election day chaos
> - give your first hand accoutns of polling places
and election day politics
> - see pictures (and post your own) from the day of
> Again, STLIMC is here - USE IT!!
> - sincerely -
> betsy reznicek - st. louis imc
keensmack at yahoo.com
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