Everyone can agree that ineligible voters should not be allowed to vote. But tactics that could prevent eligible citizens from voting - whether by threatening to kick thousands of eligible voters off the voter rolls, or intimidating them at the polls on Election Day - are just wrong. The fundamental right to vote should be free, fair and accessible for all Americans.
Don't let these tactics discourage you. For every eligible citizen, there is an answer to these orchestrated attacks: voting. Your vote is your voice and your right as a citizen - it matters. Election Day is the one time when we are all equal, when all Americans - whether rich or poor, young or old and regardless of race - have the same say when they walk into that voting booth. It lets you join your friends and family in standing up for solutions to problems in your community and around the nation.
All you have to do is make sure you're properly registered, know the rules, and show up at the correct polling place. You can find easy-to-use tools for confirming all of these things at ProtectOur Vote2012.org, as well as other practical tips for how to cast your ballot.
If your vote is challenged at the polls, there are groups of people dedicated to making sure that you and every American can cast a ballot. Dial 866-OUR-VOTE to immediately connect with lawyers and trained staff, standing by to assist you and help you stand up to election bullies.
Make your voice heard on Nov. 6. The best way to protect your vote is to use it.
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