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Action Alert: CAIR Muslim Voter Registration Reminder for VA, MD and DC

CAIR logoThe Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, is reminding eligible voters in the DMV area about deadlines to register to vote:

To Register to Vote and Confirm or Change Registration, GO TO:

https://www.usa.gov/register-to-vote

Virginia

Today, Monday, October 17, is the last day to register to vote online, by mail or in person.

Maryland

Tomorrow, Tuesday, October 18 is the last day to register to vote online or by mail. In person voting is still open until November 3rd.

Washington, District of Columbia

In person voting is still open until the day of the General Election, Tuesday, November 8. (Online and mail registration is already closed.)

To register to vote in Virginia, the requirements are:

 

  • Be a US citizen
  • Be 18 years old by Election Day, Nov 8
  • Live at an address in Virginia
  • If convicted of a felony, not be in jail, on probation, or on parole; and have had your right to vote restored by the state
  • Not currently judged incompetent by a court
  • Not claim the right to vote in another state

 

To register to vote in Maryland, the requirements are:

 

  • Be a US citizen
  • Be at least 16 years old (However, to vote, you must be 18 years old on or before General Election)
  • Be a resident of Maryland on the day you seek to register
  • Not have been convicted of a felony and currently serving a court-ordered sentence of imprisonment for the conviction
  • Not be under the guardianship for mental disability or if you are, you have not been found by a court to be unable to communicate a desire to vote
  • Not have been convicted of buying or selling votes

To register to vote in Washington, District of Columbia, the requirements are:

 

  • Be a US citizen
  • Be 18 years old by Election Day, Nov 8
  • Be a resident of DC by Oct 11
  • Not be in jail for a felony under DC law
  • Not be currently judged incompetent by a court
  • Not claim the right to vote in another state or territory

Muslim community members are urged to report any bias incidents to police and to CAIR's Civil Rights Department at 202-742-6420 or by filing a report at: http://www.cair.com/civil-rights/report-an-incident/view/form.html

Last week, CAIR released the results of a nationwide survey of Muslim voters on the upcoming presidential election indicating a likely high turnout of Muslims at the polls on November 8 – more than 70 percent of whom say they will vote for Hillary Clinton – and concern about issues such as civil rights, education, the economy, bullying, a proposed ban on Muslims entering the U.S., and national security.

SEE: CAIR Muslim Voter Survey Indicates 86 Percent Turnout, Support for Hillary Clinton

CAIR’s survey is just one part of an ongoing effort by the Washington-based civil rights organization to mobilize American Muslim voters.

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CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

La misión de CAIR es mejorar la comprensión del Islam, fomentar el diálogo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensión mutua.

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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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