POLITICS 12/18/2018 05:00 am ET People like Mason with felony convictions can’t vote. Why is that? By Sam Levine “Shut Out” is a three-part podcast series produced by HuffPost. We don’t make it easy to vote in America. A citizen can be disenfranchised for a typo, a scrawled signature or for a felony. Then there are the politicians who tout “voter fraud” when it’s a proven myth. Host Catherine Saint Louis and reporter Sam Levine examine why we should be worried about the weakening of our democracy with 2020 on the horizon. Crystal Mason couldn’t believe it when a police officer told her she was being arrested for illegally voting. She was handcuffed, prosecuted and eventually imprisoned for her so-called crime. Mason didn’t even want to vote in the 2016 election, but her mother insisted. So one day after work, she drove to the polling place where she’d always voted and cast a provisional ballot. Mason … [Read more...] about Why Is America OK With Banning Felons From The Voting Booth? ‘Shut Out,’ Episode 2
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Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Morgan Hughes Globe Correspondent November 05, 2018 Massachusetts voters Tuesday will decide on a number of state and congressional offices, as well as three ballot questions. Information for voters is available on the state website, www.sec.state.ma.us/ele, but here are answers to some lingering questions that pop up from time to time. How do I find out my polling station? Massachusetts voters can find out their polling location by visiting the state’s website, www.sec.state.ma.us/wheredoivotema. Voters can also call 800-462-VOTE (8673) to find their polling location. Statewide polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Do I need to bring my ID to vote? It depends. If you are inactive voter, a newly registered Massachusetts voter, or casting a provisional ballot, you may be asked to show some form of identification. Advertisement However, state law does … [Read more...] about Some final do’s and don’ts for voters
SECTIONS Search E-edition Customer Service Customer Service About Us Contact Us FAQ Advertise Place Classified Ad Display Advertising Stay Connected Mobile & Apps Facebook Twitter E-mail RSS Feeds Archives My Subscription Activate Digital Subscription Manage Account Newsletters News News Local Crime Weather Education Marijuana California Nation/World Databases Special Reports Obituaries Sports Sports High Schools Outdoors Grizzlies MLB NBA NFL College Columnists David White Politics Politics Elections The California Influencer Series Political Notebook Fresno State Bulldogs Fresno State Bulldogs Football Basketball Entertainment Entertainment Calendar Movies Movie Times Music TV Theater & Arts Comics Puzzles & Games Dine Out … [Read more...] about More than one-third of Fresno County’s voters are under 35. But are they voting?
Like everyone watching last Thursday's marathon at Miami City Hall, Commissioner Ken Russell was miffed that David Beckham's group had released so few specifics about plans before asking the city to hand over Melreese Golf Course for a massive soccer stadium and retail development."The magic word I wanted to hear is that the city would bear no responsibility for the cost to clean up," Russell says. "I realize that's a big ask." In the end, Russell forced a vote to delay a decision on the proposal until this Wednesday. He has a litany of other requests for the team to address before the new pitch this week — including profit sharing and a living wage for workers at the facility — but the toxic waste issue hit closest to home.Miami's toxic ash problem dates to the 1920s, when a trash incinerator nicknamed Old Smokey was built in an area of Coconut Grove where mostly black residents lived. Despite decades of complaints from neighbors, the incinerator was closed only in the … [Read more...] about Beckham Must Pay for Toxic Waste Cleanup at Stadium Site, Swing-Vote Commissioner Says
Sports News Entertainment Opinion 53° Full Menu 53° eEdition Customer Service Customer Service About Us Contact Us FAQ Advertise Place Classified Ad Display Advertising Stay Connected Mobile & Apps Facebook Twitter E-mail RSS Feeds My Subscription Activate Digital Subscription Manage Account Newsletters News News Local Crime Weather Education Marijuana California Nation/World Databases Special Reports Obituaries Sports Sports High Schools Outdoors Grizzlies MLB NBA NFL College Columnists David White Politics Politics Elections Political Notebook Fresno State Bulldogs Fresno State Bulldogs Football Basketball Entertainment Entertainment Calendar Movies Movie Times Music TV Theater & Arts Comics Puzzles & Games Dine Out Peoples Choice Blogs & Columnists Beehive Rory Appleton Joshua Tehee Living Living Food & Drink Calendar Religion … [Read more...] about The privileged candidate: Why do we let Gavin Newsom get away with this?