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Your right to vote


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Your right to vote

  1. 1. Know Your Rights: Voting Rights DRAFT Jesse Casta ñ eda Bill Roth Justice For Immigrants, San Jos é
  2. 2. Know Your Voting Rights <ul><li>Laws which guarantee your rights to vote </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Voting Rights Act of 1964 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>California Elections Code </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sections listed in Slide </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. You Have The Right To Vote <ul><li>If you are 18 or older </li></ul><ul><li>Are not in Jail </li></ul><ul><li>Are Registered with the Registrar of Voters </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Must be registered 15 days before election </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. You Have The Right To: <ul><li>Vote Without Showing ID </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If you have voted at polling place, and are on rolls </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>§ 14216 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Vote Without Being Intimidated </li></ul><ul><ul><li>§§ 18541, 2300(a)(4) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Vote Without Having Your Eligibility Challenged </li></ul><ul><ul><li>By anyone other than a poll worker </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>§ 14240(a)-(b) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Receive Information In Your Own Language </li></ul><ul><ul><li>§ 14201; 42 U.S.C. § 1973 et seq.; 67 Fed. Reg. 48,871 </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. You Have The Right To: <ul><li>Bring Someone With You </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If disabled, unable to read English </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>§§ 14282(c), 14282(a); 42 U.S.C. § 1973 et seq. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Take Time Off To Work </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Two hours without loss of pay </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>§ 14000(a)-(b) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Bring Your Child Into The Voting Booth </li></ul><ul><ul><li>§ 14222 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Vote If You Are In Line (on time) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>7:00 a.m. and close at 8:00 p.m. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>*§§ 14212 and 14401 </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. If You Think Your Rights Have Been Violated <ul><li>Call Immediately </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SCC Registrar of Voters: 408-299-VOTE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>California Secretary of State </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. If You Need Transportation To The Polls: <ul><li>Call Justice For Immigrants GOTV Team </li></ul><ul><ul><li>408-414-7433 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>California Democratic Party </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Sources <ul><li>Santa Clara Registrar of Voters </li></ul><ul><li>Mobilize the Immigrant Vote </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Know Your Rights Thank you