League of Women Voters | Rochester Metropolitan Area, Rochester, NY

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Voter Services Committee: Getting Out the Vote

"Ordinary people with extraordinary vision can redeem the soul of America by getting in what I call good trouble, necessary trouble. Voting and participating in the democratic process are key. The vote is the most powerful nonviolent change agent you have in a democratic society."
— John Lewis

Early voting is not yet well-known and could solve many of the problems of fear of absentee ballots being discarded and fear of long lines on election day.

To publicize it, we are planning festive celebrations of voting to be held at each early voting site in the city, on Oct. 24, the first day of early voting. These events will take place at the David Gantt Community Center, the Edgerton Community Center and the Genesee Valley Fieldhouse.

These celebrations will include music, food, and life-sized Frederick Douglass cutouts where you can take a selfie with your "I Voted" sticker with Frederick Douglass himself.

We will also be sponsoring caravans of cars blasting music and using bullhorns to get out the news that early voting has begun.

Individuals who would like to help can sign up here.

Door Hangers

This year we're planning to put door hangers throughout low turnout districts. We'll need a lot of help. Our target is to complete it the weekend of Oct. 17 & 18.

Individuals who would like to help can sign up here.

If your organization would like to help as a group, please email us at voterservices@lwv-rma.org and we'll work out how best to accomplish that.

Election Day Voter Support

There may well be voting places that will experience long lines. We hope not, but this election is unprecedented, and it might happen. We plan to be ready to respond to support voters who face long lines. We hope to supply warm beverages, snacks, chairs and line-holding services for voters who need a potty break. Individuals who would like to help can sign up here.

Why Yes, You Can Help!

Want to help us prepare for a fair election with high turnout and an educated electorate this year? Let us know via the sign-up form linked above, or contact the chair of the Voter Services committee, Barbara Grosh at voterservices@lwv-rma.org. We welcome invitations and suggestions.

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P.O. Box 10573 · Rochester, NY · 14610
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