On Election Day, I spent my time evaluating polling places for my local League of Women Voters in Prince George's County, MD. I want to take a minute out to acknowledge, thank and without whom Election Day would not function – poll workers and election judges.
Leagues across the country have been helping to build public support for restoring the effectiveness of the Voting Rights Act by submitting this template letter to the editor to local or state newspapers. Below is the growing list of Leagues that have already published the letter in their communities.
Yesterday, I visited Maryland to participate in the University of Maryland Law School's Constitution Day event, which focused on recent Supreme Court rulings on affirmative action, marriage equality and voting rights.
Women of the World 11th Annual Awards Luncheon co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Calvert County, Maryland and the Commission for Women of Calvert County.
Speaker: Zaida Arguedas, Deputy Executive Director, League of Women Voters of the United States
As I went about my day on Election Day volunteering to be a polling place evaluator for my local League (a program instituted by the Board of Elections done in partnership with the League to make sure voters have what they need, poll workers and election judges have what they need and systems are working well on election day) – I thought about the millions of unsung hero’s without whom our democracy would grind to a halt.
Last week we shared updates on changes in voting procedures in the many states affected by Hurricane Sandy. These states sought to mitigate the impact on voters. Over the weekend several new changes have been announced in New York, New Jersey and Maryland.
Below are the new changes voters need to be aware of as of 9:30 am ET on Monday November 5, 2012: