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Anita Garcia Donating Member (869 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:35 AM
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(New Orleans Election)Voter rights groups criticize election mailings
Voter rights groups criticize election mailings
They describe information as 'totally confusing'

BATON ROUGE -- Voter rights groups accused state elections officials Thursday of mailing out "totally confusing" or incomplete election information to more than 700,000 Louisiana residents displaced by hurricanes.

Voter information posted on Secretary of State Al Ater's Web site also has been incomplete and misleading, although improvements have been made in recent days, said Jean Armstrong, president of the League of Women Voters of Louisiana and spokeswoman for the Louisiana Voting Rights Network.

The Louisiana Voting Rights Network includes the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, ACORN, the American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana, Common Cause of Louisiana, the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law and other groups.

The conflicting or incomplete information may keep some residents displaced by Hurricanes Katrina or Rita from voting in the New Orleans primary April 22, said Tory Pegram, the ACLU's development and public education associate.

<http://www.nola.com/news/t-p/capital/index.ssf?/base/ne... >
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funkybutt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:30 AM
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1. I haven't received anything in the mail...
wonder if we've been missed. I'll have to look into that.
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AndyTiedye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 12:35 PM
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2. Won't Let The Candidates Mail Anything Either
They keep the list secret from the candidates, so they can't mail anything either.

They are effectively disenfranchising most of the displaced New Orleans residents.
They need to do that, because otherwise Louisiana might turn blue, and they can't allow that.
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Anita Garcia Donating Member (869 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 03:04 PM
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3. La Voting Rights Network concerns and suggestions
Check out this link for Louisiana Voting Rights Concerns and Recommendations:
<http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph... >
Are you as disgusted as I am that there are so many?
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