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Tue Feb 18, 2020, 11:50 AM

Question, on NOT allowed to vote. (Not my problem BUT)

If your in a situation where they DO NOT allow you to cast your vote, (Important swing states especially) What can you do? Would be nice if the Democrats would set up a phone number or place where people could file a complaint immediately!! Keep tabs of WHO and how many were NOT allowed to vote! Maybe this is already happening? Just curious because i've never heard of anything like this.

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Reply Question, on NOT allowed to vote. (Not my problem BUT) (Original post)
bluestarone Feb 2020 OP
dlk Feb 2020 #1
mr_lebowski Feb 2020 #2
Laelth Feb 2020 #4
mr_lebowski Feb 2020 #5
Tanuki Feb 2020 #6
mr_lebowski Feb 2020 #7
bluestarone Feb 2020 #9
mr_lebowski Feb 2020 #11
Omen78 Feb 2020 #3
Tanuki Feb 2020 #8
bluestarone Feb 2020 #10
Mossfern Feb 2020 #12
bluestarone Feb 2020 #13
Tanuki Feb 2020 #19
Hoyt Feb 2020 #14
bluestarone Feb 2020 #16
Wounded Bear Feb 2020 #15
bluestarone Feb 2020 #17
Wounded Bear Feb 2020 #18

Response to bluestarone (Original post)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 11:52 AM

1. Setting up an information hotline is a great idea

As long as Trumpers donít jam the lines.

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Response to bluestarone (Original post)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 11:52 AM

2. Demand to be given and to cast a provisional ballot I believe is the procedure ...

Someone else can probably give a more full answer.

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 11:55 AM

4. Nope. There is no more "full" answer.

You outlined the correct procedure. Cast a provisional ballot. That's all you can realistically do.

-Laelth

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Response to Laelth (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 12:01 PM

5. I know it's what you can do in places I've lived but wasn't sure if that's same nationwide ...

Thanks for clarifying

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 12:11 PM

6. It also depends on why the ballot was challenged. If there is some sort of discrepancy in the file,

the person may need to provide additional info (proof of address, etc.) to the local election commission in order to get it straightened out. Just casting the provisional ballot may not be enough to actually have the vote counted.

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Response to Tanuki (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 12:14 PM

7. Yes, my understanding is there can be 'more to it later', but on the day of ...

That is what you should do

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 12:19 PM

9. I was thinking do everything they request you do THEN would be nice to

Have a place to REPORT what you did? Just to keep track of what is happening to ALL people? I think that would be nice to have numbers as to what really is happening in some states. Could this be possible?

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Response to bluestarone (Reply #9)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 12:25 PM

11. Fair enough, I was answering as I perceived the question to be ...

IIRC in the past the party has set up various methods to report it if you were hassled/not allowed to vote but I forget the details.

I'd imagine we'll get instructions from the party w/similar methods to pass among ourselves as November approaches.

Also, don't rely on the poll workers to tell you can cast provisional ballots. You should know that you can, and insist they let you do so.

Another post below has more details from ACLU.

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Response to bluestarone (Original post)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 11:54 AM

3. There should be an APP FOR THAT

LOL...Honestly, though. An APP that would report and compile issues. Heck, even snap a picture.

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Response to bluestarone (Original post)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 12:18 PM

8. ACLU recommends:

https://www.aclu.org/know-your-rights/voting-rights/

...."Ask the poll worker to double check for your name on the list of registered voters.If your name isnít there, ask if there is a supplemental list of voters (sometimes, voters who register closer to Election Day are placed on a supplemental list of registered voters).You may also request that the poll workers check a statewide system, if one is available, to see if you are registered to vote at a different polling place.If they still canít find your name, ask for a provisional ballot.
Additional information
If you are turned away or denied a provisional ballot, you can call the Election Protection Hotline (1-866-OUR-VOTE or 1-888-VE-Y-VOTA) and the U.S. Department of Justice Voting Rights Hotline: 800-253-3931; TTY line 877-267-8971.You can also contact your county clerk, elections commissioner, elections†"...(More at link)

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Response to Tanuki (Reply #8)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 12:23 PM

10. TY good info here!

Would also like the Democrats in each state set up a hot line, so WE could verify everything is correct! Don't know if i really can trust Election protection hot-line. (paranoid i guess)

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Response to bluestarone (Reply #10)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 12:29 PM

12. I know that where I live

you can call the County Democratic Committee to report it. I have no idea if the Republicans have the same set up.

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Response to Mossfern (Reply #12)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 12:35 PM

13. Good glad they are doing this!

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Response to bluestarone (Reply #10)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 02:02 PM

19. I would trust Election Protection....they are the "good guys"!

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.wired.com/2010/11/866-our-vote/amp

"Just a reminder that voters who experience problems in the election on Tuesday can call a national hotline that is staffed with legal experts to answer questions. The hotline number is 866-OUR-VOTE.

The hotline is run by Election Protection, a coalition of lawyers' groups, such as the Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and the Brennan Center for Justice.

The group will be aggregating problems in real time at†866OurVote.

Voters can also send Tweets about problems to @866ourvote."....(more)

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Response to bluestarone (Original post)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 12:38 PM

14. As mentioned above, there are poll watchers available to help. Prior to voting, everyone check

their voter registration files. It can be done on-line.

Here's one of many articles about poll workers:

https://www.cnn.com/2016/10/29/politics/poll-watchers-monitors/index.html

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #14)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 12:43 PM

16. Great info! TY

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Response to bluestarone (Original post)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 12:42 PM

15. Check your voter registration...

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #15)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 12:44 PM

17. Ty for the site!

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Response to bluestarone (Reply #17)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 12:46 PM

18. I check it periodically, before election day...

My state is pretty safe, but you never know. I recently got my voter pamphlet for the primary, so I'm good.

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