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COVID-19 Content and Tools from LWVUS

Here is the running list the coronavirus-related content and tools LWVUS has created to date:

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As Seen On TV!!

Voter registration for formerly incarcerated

The League of Women Voters is partnering with NJ Reentry, a non-profit organization created to assist those returning to the community from prison to become productive citizens. Our part is to ensure returning citizens take part in our democracy -— specifically, by encouraging and aiding them to register and vote. Here is a link to NJTV coverage of a recent press conference following passage of a new law re-enfranchising citizens on parole or probation.

2020 Response Rate Maps

From the NY office of the federal Census Bureau:

The Response Rates Map shows 2020 Census response rates across the U.S. and Puerto Rico and can be filtered to show response rates at the national, state, county, congressional district, incorporated place, active minor civil division, census tract, legal tribal area, and tribal census tract – and also displays 2010 Census response rates.

The map is mobile-friendly and includes social sharing, links to the 2020 Census events calendar, and the ability to embed it on your website. Other features: you can download files with response rate data, and the map and its downloadable data files will be updated daily with the latest rates for all forms of response.

Click here to reach the Response Rate Maps.

Hot Topics: 2020 Census

Have a question about the census? When is it? How does it work? What happens with the data collected? Who gets to see it? And who does not? How is it used? Are you interested in a job with the census? Curious about data visualization tools? Ian Hull, deputy director, from the NY Regional Census Center, along with LWVNJ's Alyssa Moreno, a census specialist, lay it all out for you. They spoke at Temple Shalom-Reform in Aberdeen on January 12.

Prepare to be Counted

See it here.

Hot Topics: Ballot Security

Should your vote be protected with an audit trail? A paper ballot? How secure and reliable are the electronic voting machines? Is vote by mail the answer? How about internet voting? Dr. Andrew Appel, professor of computer science at Princeton, has answers to your questions. He spoke recently at an LWV Hot Topics event in Shrewsbury. You can see video of his talk here.
(Apologies for the audio quality -- technology is complicated and we're still learning. Shooting in the wild proves to be more art than science.)

Next up, David Harris, an attorney with the South Orange Maplewood Association, talks of his experience with community organizing, lobbying local and state legislators to use of paper ballots.

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Voting Information From The County Clerk

The Election Division of the Monmouth County Clerk's office has a new website with helpful information about how to register, where to vote, election results, voting by mail, and many more topics, including how to contact the office for further information or answers to questions. Also available are any forms necessary, with details on where to send them.

You can find them here.


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