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Feeling Informed

Image by Japanexperterna.se (CC BY-SA 2.0) Feedback in this project points to a gap in the voting experience. “I am registered to vote but unfortunately have not done so since I was 18.” Encouraging registration is not enough. “Ill have

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Seattle’s Progressive Agenda

Image by Theresa Thompson / (CC BY 2.0) “Seattle is really one of the most interesting places in the country right now” Reporting on one of the brighter spots in the 2015 election, John Nichols pointed to several progressive initiatives

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More Canadians Go To Polls In 2015

Click image to open voter turnout article at CBC Image by Sally T. Buck (CC BY-NC 2.0) A “surge in voter turn-out” will result in Canadian liberals forming a new majority government with 68% of eligible voters casting a ballot.

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Many Hispanic Citizens Do Not Vote

Image by Uri Breitman(CC Licensed: BY-NC 2.0) Jim is a neighbor who volunteers to register voters. He recently told of a particular challenge in reaching out to Hispanic folks in the community, adding that they gave various reasons for not

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New Resources

A list of Resources has been added to the site (see links in navigation bar). Information from various sites include: How and Where to Register State Registration Deadlines Taking Time Off to Vote Voting by Absentee Ballot Contact us if

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Seattle elections draw attention

Image: Seattle by CheWei Chang (Flickr, CC Licensed BY-ND 2.0) Two local elections in Seattle have made Ballotpedia‘s list of Top 10 elections to watch in November 2015, drawing attention to “potentially game-changing elections” across the U.S. In a recent

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Larry Lessig’s single-issue “referendum” presidency

…will step down as soon as his goal of overhauling the nation’s campaign finance and elections system is realized. —Harvard law prof jumping into 2016 presidential race (Boston Herald) Will he first need to commit to a particular running mate

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Gun rights vs. rights of minors?

Prinnie and Mahalia Singing With 600,000 Kid’s in Sydney The death of a shooting range instructor in Arizona raises several questions in the mind of this citizen. But, before jumping up on the soap box I want to just say:

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online voter registration experience

ROCK THE VOTE‘s online voter registration tool delivers a very smooth user experience; account sign-up, installation of widget, the voter registration process…all were simple, well-informed. Today I completed the online voter registration form, right here at OtP, and the PDF

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using the voter registration tool

On mention of installing the online voter registration tool from ROCK THE VOTE, someone asked “How do they know if the person signing up is a U.S. citizens?” I had not tried it, but later captured this screenshot from the

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