Have you registered to vote for the 2016 election? If not, you have just over a month to meet the October 17, 2016 deadline to register to vote in November’s election. You can register at elections.virginia.gov.
This year, people who have been convicted of a felony but have completed their sentence may be eligible to vote under a new process established by Governor Terry McAuliffe. Virginia Organizing created a flyer to help you understand if you qualify and what you should do to expedite the process if you’d like to vote in November’s election. We learned Thursday that the Supreme Court of Virginia will not take action on Governor McAuliffe’s latest process, meaning this will be the process moving forward unless a future administration changes it.
Click here to be taken to the restoration of rights flyer. Feel free to print and pass around to anyone you know who might need their rights restored. I encourage you to post the flyer in churches, community centers, libraries, barber shops, beauty salons, and anywhere else you think it would be useful.
Be sure you have a valid photo ID on election day — an ID approved by the Department of Elections! You can get a free voter photo ID from your local registrar.
Voting is a fundamental right in our society. I encourage you to register, to vote, and to help others learn about their rights. Thank you for getting the word out!