ACLU OF SD LAUNCHES 'LET ME VOTE' CAMPAIGN TO INFORM AND EMPOWER VOTERS
Let Me Vote Campaign Provides Information About How and When to Vote
For Immediate Release
September 18, 2012
CONTACT: Robert Doody, ACLU of SD Executive Director at 605-332-2508
Sioux Falls - In an effort to combat voter confusion, the American Civil Liberties Union of South Dakota launched its Let Me Vote Campaign today to supply voters with the voting rights knowledge they need to cast their ballot on Election Day.
"There is no more important right in our democracy than the right to vote", said Robert Doody Executive Director of the ACLU of South Dakota. "Unfortunately, we live in a state that has a notorious history of discriminating against American Indian voters and other minority groups. This year we will engage in a far reaching voter education effort in South Dakota to counteract this history of discrimination."
The campaign is part of a national ACLU effort to ensure every eligible person can vote and every vote counts. The campaign includes distributing 40,000 Know Your Rights cards to eligible voters throughout the state, thousands of phone calls, 4 voter education workshops and radio public service announcements.
Voter workshops are being held next week in the following areas. The League of Women Voters will be on hand to help register eligible citizens to vote. Free dinner will be provided.
- September 24, 6:00pm
Mother Butler Center
220 Wright Street
- September 25, 6:00pm
Prairie Winds Casino
- September 26, 6:00pm
Community Landmark Hall
- September 27, 6:00pm
Lode Star Casino
1003 SD Highway 47
Voters can also call the non-partisan Election Protection hotline for information about their voting rights and any regulations at 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683).
The ACLU of SD is also encouraging voters to report problems casting a ballot at 605-332-2508 or firstname.lastname@example.org.