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The National Mail Voter Registration Form can be used by U.S. citizens to register to vote, to update registration information due to a change of name, make a change of address or to register with a political party. You must follow the state-specific instructions listed for your state. They begin on page 3 of the form and are listed alphabetically by state. After filling out this form, you must sign your name where indicated and send it to your state or local election office for processing. The national form also contains voter registration rules and regulations for each state and territory. For more information about registering to vote, contact your state election office.


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Serving Military and Overseas U.S. Voters
Register to vote help for active-duty members of the Armed Forces, Merchant Marine, Public Health Service, NOAA, and their family members. Also, for United States citizens who are living outside the U.S. for work, school or other reasons.


Provisional Ballots
Congress passed the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA) to ensure every vote was counted by allowing voters to cast provisional ballots if there is some question about a voter’s eligibility. Provisional ballots may be utilized when the voter’s name is not on the voter list, the voter’s eligibility is challenged pursuant to state law, the voter is in the wrong polling place, or the voter cannot provide the ID required by federal or state law. However, HAVA leaves counting provisional ballots up to the discretion of the states.

Who is my my Representative?
Find your congressperson in the U.S. House of Representatives and get contact information.

Who are my Senators?
Find information about your Senators on a variety of topics, including biographical characteristics and Senate service records. Also a listing of Senators’ suites and phone numbers.

Who are my Senators?
Find information about, send questions, comments, concerns, or well-wishes to the President or his staff, by phone, mail or email.


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Public Citizen Congress Watch
Public Citizen’s Congress Watch division champions consumer interests before the U.S. Congress and serves as a government watchdog. We engage in public education and advocacy.

US Congress on the Internet
The Library of Congress Federal legislative information freely available to the Internet public. Search Bill Text for multiple Congresses, Appropriations Bills, Public Laws, Roll Call Votes, contact members of Congress, and find State Legislature websites. Learn about the Legislative Process, Supreme Court, Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution, and more historical documents.


Major Political Parties

Throughout most of the 20th century, although the Republican and Democratic parties alternated in power at a national level, some states were so overwhelmingly dominated by one party that nomination was usually tantamount to election. This was especially true in political party strength in the South, where the Republican Party was virtually nonexistent for the best part of a century, from the end of Reconstruction in the late 1870s to the late 1960s. Conversely, the New England states of Vermont, Maine, and New Hampshire were Republican bastions, as were some Midwestern states like Iowa and North Dakota.

However, in the 1970s and 1980s, the increasingly conservative Republican Party gradually overtook the Democrats, whose support had been eroded by the Civil rights movement and its perceived liberal social policies. In the 1990s, the Republicans finally overtook the Democrats in holding majorities in statehouses and governorships in the South. In New England, the opposite trend took place; the former Republican strongholds of Maine and Vermont became solidly Democratic, as did formerly Republican areas of New Jersey, New York, and other states.

Currently, the majority of the overall number of seats held in the state legislatures has been switching between the two parties every few years. As of the U.S. gubernatorial elections of 2010, the Republican party holds an outright majority of approximately 440 with 3,890 seats (53% of total) compared to the Democratic party’s number of 3,450 (47% of total) seats elected on a partisan ballot. Of the 7,382 seats in all of the state legislatures combined, independents and third parties account for only 15 members, not counting the 49 members of the Nebraska Legislature, which is the only legislature in the nation to hold non-partisan elections to determine its members. Due to the results of the 2010 elections, Republicans took control of an additional 19 state legislative chambers, giving them majority control of both chambers in 25 states versus the Democrats’ majority control of both chambers in only 16 states, with 8 states having split or inconclusive control of both chambers (not including Nebraska); previous to the 2010 elections, it was Democrats who controlled both chambers in 27 states versus the Republican party having total control in only 14 states, with eight states divided and Nebraska being nonpartisan.

Democratic National Committee
Democrats stand for an abiding faith in the judgment of hardworking American families, and a commitment to helping the excluded, the disenfranchised and the poor strengthen our nation by earning themselves a piece of the American Dream.

Republican National Committee
Republicans believe individuals, not government, can make the best decisions; all people are entitled to equal rights; and decisions are best made close to home.

Constitution Party
The Constitution Party is a paleo-conservative political party in the United States, with the party’s goal to restore our government to its Constitutional limits and our law to its Biblical foundations

Libertarian Party
Libertarians favor minimally regulated, laissez-faire markets, strong civil liberties, minimally regulated migration across borders, and non-interventionism in foreign policy.

Reform Party of the USA
The Reform Party supports passing a Balanced Budget Amendment, campaign finance reform, enforcement of existing immigration laws and opposition to illegal immigration, opposition to free trade agreements, term limits on U.S. Representatives and Senators, direct election of the United States President by popular vote, federal elections held on weekends.

Socialist Party USA
Socialists strive for a society where working people own and control the means of production and distribution through democratically-controlled public agencies; where full employment is realized for everyone who wants to work; where workers have the right to form unions freely, and to strike and engage in other forms of job actions; and where the production of society is used for the benefit of all humanity, not for the private profit of a few.


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Register to Vote News January 31, 2013

Register to Vote News January 31, 2013

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California bill looks to register to vote 15-year-olds

California bill looks to preregister 15-year-olds to vote. California state Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson has introduced a bill to allow 15-year-olds to pre-register to vote. “I would like to engage young people in the political process at the earliest point in time. If young people get invested in the process …
more at http://www.ocregister.com/opinion/vote-413736-year-old.html

16-Year-Olds Could Pre-Register To Vote Under New Colorado Bill

16-Year-Olds Could Pre-Register To Vote Under New Bill. Sixteen-year-olds could get their driver’s licenses and register to vote at the same time under a new bill at the Colorado state Capitol in Denver. For most teenagers there is nothing more exciting than getting their driver’s license, but many are not as …
more at http://denver.cbslocal.com/2013/01/26/16-year-olds-could-pre-register-to-vote-under-new-bill/

GOP Secretary Of State: Allowing Citizens To Register On Election Day Undermines Their “Individual Freedoms”

This according to Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp (R). Giving citizens the flexibility to register to vote (or update their existing registration if they’ve recently moved) on Election Day actually chips away at Americans’ “individual freedoms,” says Kemp.
more at http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2013/01/24/1490841/brian-kemp-edr/?mobile=nc

Early voting ready to begin for Wisconsin’s judicial primary

Three are battling for a seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court. To register to vote, or to vote absentee, visit the clerk’s office between Feb. 4 and Feb. Those turning 18 prior to the primary can register to vote now. Absentee ballots for the spring primary election will be available starting Feb. 4. Late registration and absentee voting will be available from Feb. 4 through Feb. 15 prior to the primary on Feb. 19.
more at http://www.beloitdailynews.com/news/early-voting-ready-to-begin-for-state-s-judicial-primary/article_5b57379a-6a2d-11e2-8a91-001a4bcf887a.html

House GOP Trying Again To Require Photo ID’s For Voting In Mo.

Republicans in the Missouri House are making another attempt to pass legislation that would require voters to show photo identification at the polls. Jefferson County Clerk Wes Wagner was among those who testified for informational purposes only. He told the committee that Missouri law does not require people to use their legal name when they register to vote. He also says this makes it easy to register in more than one county using two or more different names. However, he also suggested that a photo ID requirement may not prevent this type of fraud. “I can currently register to vote, let’s say, in St. Louis city as Howard, (in) St. Louis County as Howie, Jefferson County as Wes, and Franklin County as Wesley,” Wagner said. “I can show my photo ID and I will vote in all four places, and I will contend that you’re not gonna catch me.”
more at http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/house-gop-trying-again-require-photo-ids-voting-mo

Colin Powell Explains Why White Republicans Like O’Reilly Just Don’t Get It

If you’re a regular O’Reilly watcher, you know he’s had it in for Colin Powell who, for some reason, got mixed into O’Reilly’s racial resentment over the election. Powell continued, “I want to see a Republican Party that, rather than trying to make it more difficult to vote and restricting the number of days and hours you can vote, a Republican Party that says, ‘We want everybody to vote and we’re gonna give you a reason to vote for us.’” O’Reilly not only didn’t understand, he didn’t seem to want to understand: .”..I’m sorry, you should be able to prove who you are before you cast a ballot.” Powell replied, “No, you should be able to prove who you are when you register to vote.”
more at http://www.newshounds.us/colin_powell_explains_why_white_republicans_like_o_reilly_just_don_t_get_it_01292013

Ohio State Sen. Nina Turner unveils bill to boost registration, ease voting rules

Turner, a Cleveland Democrat, unveiled her proposal for voting reform. Dubbed the Voter Protection Act, the legislation calls for online voter registration, early voting hours beginning 35 days before the election and steps to make it more difficult to disqualify a provisional ballot.
more at http://www.cleveland.com/open/index.ssf/2013/01/state_sen_nina_turner_unveils.html

Property voting “morally wrong”

It’s legal, though, and allowed under city charter. City Commissioner Randal Robinson said that even though “1 percent” voting by property owners is allowed in the city, foes of liquor by the drink should not register to vote that way. Before the voided Nov. 6 referendum, nonresidents legally registered to vote after being deeded a minimum of 1 percent of properties in the city, reportedly with no money changing hands. “It’s wrong, it’s morally wrong,” Robinson said in an interview after Monday evening’s City Commission meeting, at which he and city attorney Jim Gass debated property-rights voting.
more at http://www.themountainpress.com/news/x3714852/Robinson-Property-voting-morally-wrong

Wyoming voter ID bill pulled from consideration

A proposal requiring Wyoming voters to show a valid photo identification card to cast their ballot has been pulled from consideration at the state Capitol. The League of Women Voters opposed the bill, arguing that there’s little evidence of voter fraud in the state. Currently, voters must show identification when they register to vote but not when they vote.
more at http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/wyoming/wyoming-voter-id-bill-pulled-from-consideration/article_84816ee8-9ecd-5b06-807d-a9e50184e6a9.html

And they’re off! 1st Congressional District race begins

South Carolina’s 1st Congressional District has an open seat recently left by Tim Scott is now up for grabs. A former sheriff, the son of media tycoon, an environmental scientist, the sister of a popular television comedian, a former governor of South Carolina, a Homeland Security expert and several current state legislators are among the pack of hopefuls in the race.
more at http://www.thedanielislandnews.com/artman2/publish/Top_Stories_69/And_they_re_off_1st_Congressional_District_race_begins.php


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