Protecting Voters’ Rights

The NAACP’s Legal Defense Fund unveiled a new nonpartisan voter awareness program, Prepared to Vote, to help reveal and address voting barriers in the upcoming November elections such as: voter ID requirements, voter purges, faulty voter rolls, poorly trained election officials and felon disenfranchisement statutes.

Designed to empower communities of color by providing essential information before Election Day, the campaign will include community-based workshops, dissemination of user-friendly materials, meetings with election officials and an educational Web site, www.preparedtovote.org.

“Prepared to Vote is a program designed to raise every voter’s awareness of the many obstacles in the electoral process that could affect their right to vote in the 2008 election. Through Prepared to Vote, we hope to ensure that every eligible voter casts a vote that counts,” said John Payton, LDF president and director-counsel.

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