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  •  Create a counter-flyer (4.00)
    Or just create a counter-flyer. All of this information is accurate for Wisconsin.

    THE TRUTH ABOUT VOTING
    *You CAN vote in this election, EVEN IF you have voted in another election this year
    *You CAN vote in this election, EVEN IF you have been convicted of a crime - including a felony
    *You CAN vote in this election, EVEN IF someone in your family has been found guilty of a crime
    *You WILL NOT be arrested, jailed, or penalized for voting
    *If your name is on the list of registered voters YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO VOTE WITHOUT PROVIDING PROOF OF YOUR IDENTITY OR RESIDENCE.

    The first few are common sense, others taken from PFAW's Wisconsin Voter's Bill of Rights.

    Just an idea.

    •  Now THAT is one HELL of a great idea (none)
      Of course that should be the response.

      If this is true (and I am starting to believe it is because of all of the testimonials and the 800 number, etc) then fine, attack it with a frontal assault.

      In the meantime, distributing something that clearly and simply lays out the real law would kill this. Especially if it is professionally done and clear and to the point. Listing the truth, bullet by bullet is the antidote.

      They can run but they can't hide.

      President Kerry President Kerry President Kerry

      by wunderwood on Thu Oct 28, 2004 at 06:49:57 PM PDT

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    •  that is good, but (none)
      many state laws say that you do need to provide proof of identity or residence.  If you don't have a photo ID, a piece of mail will work.  I think it's a good idea, and since most folks have ID you don't want them to leave it at home and end up voting provisionally.  I am sure there are some groups who contend you don't need ID, but as far as I know identification requirements are legal and constitutional.

      American military intervention is like American cinema. Really high production values, but the script sucks.

      by jibeaux on Thu Oct 28, 2004 at 07:41:25 PM PDT

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    •  Careful with that last one (none)
      If you're newly registered this year and didn't mail in some proof of residency with your registration, you need to prove it in many states.

      Here in NC, it's driver's license, utility bill or government-issued check, IIRC.

      My country, right or wrong; if right, to be kept right; and if wrong, to be set right. Sen Carl Schurz

      by Bill Rehm on Thu Oct 28, 2004 at 07:56:38 PM PDT

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      •  asdf (none)
        I thought a bank statement also worked?  They said it was okay when I registered to vote.
        •  I believe you are correct (none)
          I probably missed some other ones,too. My point was you need proof of residency if you've registered recently.

          My country, right or wrong; if right, to be kept right; and if wrong, to be set right. Sen Carl Schurz

          by Bill Rehm on Sat Oct 30, 2004 at 07:03:19 PM PDT

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