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CAIR Community Alert: Virginia Muslim Voters Reminded of 10/13 Registration Deadline

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 10/13/20)– The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, is reminding eligible Muslim voters in Virginia today, Tuesday, October 13, is the last day to register to vote 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/

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. 

In the coming weeks, Muslims.Vote will feature CAIR’s annual general election presidential voter guide and congressional scorecard. 

During the night of the November 3rd election, CAIR will conduct a nationwide survey of Muslim voters to determine which presidential candidate Muslim voters supported and by what margin. The survey will be hosted on Muslims.Vote. 

CAIR will be hosting a multi-state text banking campaign before the election to remind Muslim voters nationwide to vote, directing them to the resources described above as they navigate election procedures for November. 

CAIR also plans to sponsor a nationwide robocall that will broadcast the night before the November 3rd General Election, targeting Muslim households and registered American Muslim voters across the country. 

CAIR will continue to promote election news on CAIR’s Twitter accounts @CAIRNational and @MuslimsVote using the hashtag #MuslimsVote focusing on niche news relating to Muslims and the election. 

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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