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VOTER ACTION PLAN

Your step-by-step guide to being a prepared voter this election season

1. REGISTER TO VOTE

http://www.rockthevote.com/get-informed/elections/voter-registration-deadlines.html?referrer=https://www.google.com/

If you have recently turned eighteen, changed your address, are an ex-offender or a new U.S. citizen, or if you have never registered in the past, you will need to register to vote. 

Laws concerning felons’ eligibility to vote vary from state to state. Find out more here. 

2. CHECK TO SEE WHETHER YOUR STATE HAS OPEN OR CLOSED PRIMARIES

http://voteforbernie.org/#co
If your state has closed primaries, make sure you are registered under the party whose candidate you intend to vote for.

4. FIND OUT IF YOU ARE REQUIRED TO SHOW ID

http://ballotpedia.org/Voter_identification_laws_by_state

If your state requires you to show photo or non-photo ID to vote, make sure you have appropriate documentation on hand before election day. 

8. KNOW YOUR RIGHTS

http://www.nass.org/elections-voting/2016-presidential-election/

Knowing the voting laws in your area is your best defense against voter discrimination and intimidation, which occur even today, particularly in Southern states. 

9. DON'T JUST VOTE FOR PRESIDENT!

https://www.usa.gov/elected-officials

Local elections matter, perhaps even more so than presidential elections when it comes to how you’re affected by laws in your hometown. Know your local representatives and hold them accountable, too.