CAIR Action Alert: Colorado, Kansas, Maine, Minnesota, New Jersey, Virginia Residents Reminded to Register to Vote by October 15 Deadline

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 10/14/19) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today urged all residents of Colorado, Kansas, Maine, Minnesota, New Jersey, and Virginia to register to vote by the October 15th deadline to ensure they are eligible to participate in the November 5, 2019 General Election.

Tuesday, October 15th is the last day Colorado, Kansas, New Jersey, and Virginia residents can register to vote or update an existing registration. In Maine and Minnesota, October 15 is the last day to register by mail, but voters may register in person.

All seats in the Virginia Senate, Virginia House of Delegates and New Jersey General Assembly will be up for election as well as local government races, school board elections, and ballot measures in each of the five states.

Colorado: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE

Kansas: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE

Maine: CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS TO REGISTER

Minnesota: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE

New Jersey: CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS TO REGISTER

Virginia: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE

See below for upcoming voter registration deadlines:

Alabama – Monday, October 21

California  Monday, October 21

Colorado – Tuesday, October 15

Kansas – Tuesday, October 15

Louisiana – Wednesday, October 16

Maine – Tuesday, October 15 is the last day to register by mail. There is no cut-off date for registering to vote in person at your town office or city hall.

Massachusetts – Wednesday, October 16

Minnesota – Tuesday, October 15 is the last day to register online or by mail. You may register to vote in person on Election Day.

New Jersey – Tuesday, October 15

New York – Tuesday, October 22

Virginia – Tuesday, October 15

Washington – Monday, October 28 is the last day to register online or by mail. You may register to vote in person any time before 8:00 PM on Election Day.

If you believe your voting rights have been violated, please contact the Council on American-Islamic Relations at (202) 488-8787 or civilrights@cair.com.

A 2018 midterm election poll conducted by CAIR in coordination with Jetpac found that:

  • 78% of Muslim voters primarily voted for the Democratic Party candidates and 17% for Republican Party candidates.
  • 46% of Muslim voters consider themselves liberal on social issues, while 35% consider themselves conservative.
  • 43% of Muslim voters consider themselves fiscally conservative, while 40% consider themselves liberal.
  • 26% of Muslim voters who primarily voted for Democratic candidates perceived themselves as being conservative on social issues. Moreover, 36% perceived themselves as being fiscally conservative.
  • 68% of Muslim voters thought Islamophobia and anti-Muslim sentiment in the U.S. increased while 17% thought it decreased in the past year.

CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.

La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.

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CONTACT: CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw, 202-742-6448, rmccaw@cair.com; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com

 


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