Absentee Voters

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Absentee Voters

  1. 1. THE LIBERTARIAN PARTYS SUCCESS99 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, Suite 100 * Washington DC 20037 * (202) 333-0008 * www.LP.org Absentee Voters Your Crucially important Absentee Voter Plan 9 Find outT he Absentee Voter Plan is virtually a procedures for AVballot separate "plan within a plan" to reach a counting and signature verification and plan group of people who vote days, some- according ly.times weeks, before Election Day. Depending onthe district, they can represent a large block of 10 Familiarize yourself with the lawsvoters, have a fairly consistent demographic governing AV.ballots in your district.(seniors) and are identified by the clerk whoprovides the voter lists. Absent voters (AVs) 11 FlagAV voters in your master voterneed to be contacted and AVballots.need.to be data base so that they do not get non-targetedmonitored as carefully as possible. mailings from your campaign. 1 Obtain the list of AVvoters from previ- There are two very important things toous elections from the clerk. remember about absentee voters: 2 Send out a First Class or "address They are mostly senior citizens who arecorrection requested" (introductory) campaign highly likely to vote. Target your outreachpiece. pieces accordingly! 3 Update your AVlist based upon returns, This is an area where voter fraud is most.and take the returned envelopes back to the likely to occur. Large percentages die between clerk for them to remove deceased or moved elections, but somehow manage to vote anyway. voters from their list. The laws about counting AVballots vary from state to state, but if verification of signatures 4 Find out when AVapplications for this and ballots is the responsibility of an appointedelection will be mailed. or an elected city or county clerk, thepossihil- ityoftampering remains a concern. 5 Determine deadline for applications tobe returned and when this list will be available. 6 Update your list using list of returnedapplications. 7 Find out when AVballots will be mailed. 8 Time your final mailing piece to arrive thesame day or the day before their ballots arrive.

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