In this election, the Latino community stands poised to change the political landscape and to impact the critical, political issues that affect our community. In America’s battleground states, there are 12.1 million eligible but unregistered Latino voters. Register to vote today; even if you are unable to travel to the poll booth, register to receive an absentee ballot so that your voice is heard! Use this information on registration and absentee voting so that your vote can be counted in November.
Voters whose names have changed (e.g., through marriage) or have recently moved cannot assume that voting records accurately reflect their information.
To make sure, contact 1-888-VE-Y-VOTA, well in advance of the election, to verify your voter registration. If you haven’t voted since 2004, make sure you contact re-verify your registration.
November 2008 elections will be first time that all the states will use statewide voter registration lists, so please make sure that your name has transferred over correctly to this election year. Unfortunately, these lists are not always 100% accurate, even after four years since the switch.
Don’t wait until October to register to vote. Register now because more than half the states cut off voter registration three weeks or more before the election.
Absentee Voting or Voting by Mail:
All states allow some voters to vote by mail, but there is wide variation among them in who is allowed vote by mail.
There are 3 steps to voting by mail: registering to vote, requesting an absentee ballot, and sending the absentee ballot into the elections office.
It is often better to vote during an early voting period or by mail because if there is a problem with your voter registration status or in casting a ballot, it can be fixed before Election Day.
Call your local election office to see the proper steps to receive an absentee ballot. If you do not know the number, call 1-888-VE-Y-VOTA for help!