2012 U.S. Presidential Election November 6
VOTE! VOTE! VOTE!
AMIA 2012 Annual Symposium falls over Election Day, November 6. AMIA encourages ALL members and non-members eligible to vote to register early for AMIA 2012 and obtain absentee or early voting ballots as soon as possible.
ABSENTEE vs. EARLY VOTING
Applications deadlines for ballots are 60 days prior in some states.
Depending on your home state early voting may be an option. Absentee voting and early voting are classified differently. Know the difference and use the voting method best suited to your travel and time commitments.
VOTER ID LAWS
Don’t assume you are eligible, even if you’ve voted in the past.
There are numerous, ongoing efforts related to voter ID restrictions. Plan ahead and make sure your state has accurate records regarding your eligibility. You may need to verify your registration status before applying for absentee ballot. Information on Voter ID laws current and proposed
The right to vote is a privilege of citizenship. Plan ahead. Register for AMIA 2012. Register to Vote.
Guidelines for early and absentee voting vary by state. Do your research early!
LongDistanceVoter.org allows you to search state specific information on long distance voting, Voting registration and early voting.
Find your absentee ballot information.
AMIA College Students
Rock the Vote.org is helpful to new voters. College students moving between a parent’s home, dormitory and apartment living may have residency issues that make voter registration more complex.
A permanent address in one state while attending school full-time in another state can create voter ineligibility if residency requirements are not met in the state you want to vote.
First time registration, eligibility verification, rules for absentee voting and Voter ID laws in some states make student voting more complex in 2012 than ever before.
KNOW THE RULES. DO YOUR HOMEWORK.
DON’T MISS YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO VOTE!