Protect Your Vote
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Suggestions from Election Integrity Project:
PROTECT YOUR VOTE!
1. VOTE IN PERSON is the BEST way to protect your vote
· Are not secret ballots-THEY HAVE YOUR NAME ON THEM
· Even if submitted at the polls, go through many hands, and are subject to LOSS or ALTERATION
· If mailed in early, are cast without all of the information necessary to guarantee an informed vote
· Give SOMEONE ELSE the power to decide whether your vote will be counted or not
· Are a major source of VOTER FRAUD
How to get off the list:
· Call the Registrar of Voters office and make the request
· Wait a few days and then call to check how you are registered; if you are not off the list, repeat your request and repeat the check
What if I live in a district that is required to vote by mail?
· On election day, or a couple of days before the election day (don’t vote any earlier than necessary), take your ballot to the Registrar of Voters office, surrender it, and ask to vote in person there.
· If you cannot do the above, at least walk your ballot in to any polling place in the county and submit it to the ballot box in person-that will lower the number of hands that touch your ballot prior to the counting procedure
What if I am still on the list and receive a VBM ballot?
· WALK your ballot in to your OWN precinct on election day, SURRENDER your ballot and request a same-day ballot (DO NOT accept a provisional ballot)
2. VOTE IN YOUR OWN PRECINCT-CHECK YOUR VOTER PAMPHLET FOR YOU CORRECT POLLING PLACE
When you vote out of your precinct you must vote with a Provisional Ballot. Here are the DANGERS:
· PBs are not secret ballots-THEY HAVE YOUR NAME ON THEM
· PBs go through many hands, and are subject to LOSS or ALTERATION
· PBs give SOMEONE ELSE the power to decide whether your vote will be counted or not
· If cast out of district, some ballots items will not be counted, and more importantly you deny yourself the right to vote for your own representatives
· MOST IMPORTANTLY: your name remains unvoted in your own precinct, and becomes vulnerable to VOTER IMPERSONATION (possible because CA does not have a voter ID law); should this happen, your PB is rejected, and there is the appearance of an attempt to vote twice.
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