Thursday, February 23, 2012

Crunch Time for Voter ID Act

From my post on the DCRP website:

According to a recent report released by the non-partisan Pew Center on the States, the nation’s voter registration rolls are in disarray and are rife with inaccuracies.  One in eight active registrations is invalid or inaccurate.  That's more than 24 million!!!  The problems have the potential to affect the outcomes of local, state and federal elections.

The report found that there are about 1.8 million dead people listed as active voters. Some 2.8 million people have active registrations in more than one state. And 12 million registrations have errors serious enough to make it unlikely that mailings based on them will reach voters.  The report also found some 70,000 people are registered to vote in three or more states.

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Nebraska State Senator Charlie Janssen introduced LB 239, the Nebraska Voter ID Act, to require voters to show government-issued photo identification at the polling place before casting a ballot.

We applaud the effort of Senator Janssen in proactively addressing this issue.  We encourage you to visit Senator Janssen's website and sign his petition, along with contacting your State Senators to voice your support for LB 239.

Special interest groups are aligning across the state to oppose Janssen's common sense bill, and a filibuster is expected, so it will need 33 votes to pass.  Your support is important!

After all, what good is our sacred right to vote, if the accuracy of our election process is compromised?

Nebraska Voter ID Facts

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