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CAIR Community Alert: Last Day for Voter Registration in Virginia, Maryland and DC

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 10/13/2020) — The 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 the Virginia, Maryland, and DC deadline to register to vote.

To Register to Vote and Confirm or Change Registration, GO TO:
https://www.usa.gov/register-to-vote

Virginia or Maryland

Today, Tuesday, October 13, is the last day to register to vote in Virginia or Maryland online, by mail or in person.

To register to vote in Virginia, the requirements are:

• Be a US citizen
• Be 18 years old by Election Day, Nov 3
• 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

SEE: https://www.elections.virginia.gov/registration/

To register to vote in Maryland, the requirements are:

• A U.S. citizen;
• A Maryland resident; and
• At least 16 years old, but must be 18 at date of election in order to vote
• Cannot have been convicted of buying or selling votes
• Cannot be under guardianship for mental disability and found by a court to be unable to communicate a desire to vote; or
• Cannot be in jail for a felony conviction

SEE: https://elections.maryland.gov/voter_registration/index.html

D.C.

Today, Tuesday, October 13, is the last day to register to vote online or by mail. You can register in person until election day.

To register to vote in D.C., the requirements are:
• United States Citizen
• Reside in the District of Columbia
• Do not claim voting residence or the right to vote in another U.S. state or territory
• At least 16 years old
• Have not been found by a court to be legally incompetent to vote

SEE: https://dcboe.org/home

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: https://www.cair.com/report/

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 3.

More than 70 percent of whom say they will vote for Joe Biden – 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 Survey Indicates High Turnout of Muslim Voters, 71 Percent Support for Joe Biden – CAIR

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

SEE: https://muslims.vote/ for more information on early voting, voter registration, and vote by mail.

CAIR’s mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, 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 National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com; CAIR Director of Government Affairs Department Robert S. McCaw, 202-999-8292, rmccaw@cair.com

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