Registered Voters Purged
Many of you have been voting for years. Most lately, there has been a push to threaten Election Boards to purge their voter rolls resulting in errors and incorrect purges. Minorities across the country have especially been affected during these purges.
For this reason, it is good to check several times to make sure your name has not been purged. And that if it has, you have time before elections to request a new ballot.
Here is a very quick and simple check on whether you are registered.
And, a link to register. Register To Vote Quick and Easy
For California Voters
All registered voters will receive an absentee ballot. When to expect your ballot. Mailing begins Oct. 5th. 2020.
California will take the unprecedented step of mailing a ballot to every active registered voter this fall after Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill Thursday intended to protect the November election against potential disruption by the coronavirus pandemic.
AB860 will also require county officials to count any ballot that is received within 17 days of the election, as long as it’s postmarked by election day. That’s two weeks longer than under current law, which sets a cutoff of the Friday after the election.”
SIX STATES ARE facing federal lawsuits and threats of litigation from the ultra-conservative nonprofit Judicial Watch that could jeopardize the integrity of upcoming primary and general elections.”
In November, many swing state voters won’t get to cast a ballot. That’s by design.”
In June 2014, Miller and her four fellow election commissioners received a letter threatening legal action if they did not purge voters from the rolls. The letter came from the American Civil Rights Union (ACRU), a Virginia-based group that has fashioned itself in recent years as a conservative counterpart to the ACLU….The letter they had received was one of many that the ACRU had started sending to small, rural counties across Mississippi, Texas, Kentucky, Alabama, and Arizona the year before.”
Conservative groups have accelerated their litigation to push state officials to purge voter rolls, in moves that could affect who receives mail-in ballots in this time of Covid-19 and could impact November’s presidential contest….At the US Supreme Court, the dueling ideological interests emerged in a 2018 voter-purge dispute from Ohio. The five-justice conservative majority emphasized reports of millions of inaccurate or invalid voter registrations as the court upheld Ohio’s purge practice. The four liberal justices, in dissent, highlighted barriers to casting a ballot and the importance of voting in a democracy.”