By Bill Altemeier, For the Express-News Published 12:00 am CDT, Sunday, September 16, 2018 The Bexar Country Elections Office was swarmed on the last day to register for the election on November 8, 2016. Register now for the Nov. 6 election. A lot is on the line. The Bexar Country Elections Office was swarmed on the last day to register for the election on November 8, 2016. Register now for the Nov. 6 election. A lot is on the line. Photo: Ray Whitehouse /for The San Antonio Express-News Photo: Ray Whitehouse /for The San Antonio Express-News Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 The Bexar Country Elections Office was swarmed on the last day to register for the election on November 8, 2016. Register now for the Nov. 6 election. A lot is on the line. The Bexar Country Elections Office was swarmed on the last day … [Read more...] about Important that you register to vote
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opinion Ben Carter Opinion contributor Published 7:46 AM EDT Sep 12, 2018 When a federal court blocked his plan enact a work requirement for Medicaid beneficiaries earlier this summer, Gov. Matt Bevin decided to end vision and dental benefits for more than 500,000 Kentuckians. At the time, he claimed the action was required, calling it an “unfortunate consequence of the judge’s ruling.” After a few weeks, he reversed course and restored those benefits (and simultaneously revealed that the upheaval and turmoil his decision caused was not, in fact, required by the court's order.) This is not a column about Medicaid or dental and vision benefits or work requirements or, really, Matt Bevin. This is a column about voting. In 2015, 511,374 Kentuckians voted for Matt Bevin. This number represents about 15 percent of Kentucky’s voting age population (3,400,843) at the time. With a mandate from 15 percent of Kentuckians over 18 … [Read more...] about Kentucky elections: Don’t forget to register to vote
There are some important deadlines approaching if you want to vote in political elections this fall. Monday, Aug. 20 is the last day that you can register in person or by mail in Erie County and be eligible to vote in the Sept. 13 primary election for state and local offices. Friday, Aug. 24 is the last day that registered voters may change their address and be eligible to vote in the Sept. 13 election. Friday, Oct. 12 is the deadline for registering to vote in the Nov. 6 general election for federal, state and local offices. More information can be found at www.elections.erie.gov. … [Read more...] about Deadline nears to register to vote for state, local primary elections
We’ll hold back on the locker-room banter motif that defined a weekend that was likely to be blown away by mass destruction via Hurricane Matthew. What’s more important, especially after watching last night’s debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, is that you are engaged in a manner that can make a difference. Following a request by the Clinton campaign to extend voter registration in order to make up for days lost at home during a natural disaster, our favorite (not favorite) Gov. Rick Scott has refused said extension. Wonder why? Google “Voter Suppression.” Democrats are suing Scott, it should be noted, who has various weighty roles in the Trump campaign, even if he is trying to distance himself from the “Pussy Control” of Trump’s latest released gaffe. There are likely people walking your neighborhood streets in earnest trying to kindly register your suffrage as we speak, but in case you haven’t … [Read more...] about [Update] Deadline to register to vote in the presidential election is Weds., Oct. 12… Do it!
POLITICS 08/02/2018 07:00 am ET A group in Chicago is working to extend the franchise to people detained in jail, many of whom have no idea they can vote. By Sam Levine CHICAGO ― Erica Nanton, Jen Dean and Kemdah Stroud stood in the center of a cell block in Cook County jail surrounded by female inmates. They waited for the women, seated at metal tables in identical blue jumpsuits, to settle down. The three women, organizers with a nonprofit group called Chicago Votes, had gathered here in this giant jail complex that houses nearly 6,000 men and women, on a steamy Sunday afternoon in July to make a pitch. Their goal? Registering inmates to vote. The organizers explained to the detainees that because they had not yet been convicted of a crime, they were all likely eligible to vote in November. They could vote for Illinois’ governor or even elect the sheriff who ran the jail where they were detained, they told the women. Cook County jail is one of the … [Read more...] about Inmates Are Getting Registered To Vote In One Of The Country’s Biggest Jails