October 31, 2010

NYCLU Trying To Protect Vassar Voters

The New York Civil Liberties Union is taking measures to prevent what happened to Vassar student voters last November from happening this month. (For those of you who don't know or don't remember, on election day last year Republicans passed an injunction barring students who changed dorms during their time at Vassar from voting. Students also claimed to face intimidation and harassment, like one Bard student captured in this video.)

According to an article on the NYCLU efforts, "the NYCLU urges the election commissioners to instruct its election inspectors to pose a series of questions to individuals who challenge a student’s right to vote based on residency. If inspectors determine that the challenge is based solely upon the voter’s status as a student, then it should be immediately dismissed and the student should be allowed to vote."

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