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Libraries and Voter Engagement in 2020 and Beyond - Shared screen with speaker view
Kian Flynn (GODORT Education Committee)
24:42
http://www.ala.org/rt/godort/godortmembership/new-members
Samantha Hager
25:17
Sorry guys, Zoom decided to crash on me
Elizabeth Galoozis
26:13
Elizabeth from LA here. We’re planning to create some voter guides and point students to reliable news sources
Kathy Hale
26:26
State Library of PA Harrisburg, PA
Jacqueline Dillon-Fast
26:31
Jackie Dillon-Fast Penn State University National Voter Registration Day 9/22 Zoom Virtual Registration Table
Cecilia Dalzell
27:09
Hi from Cecilia Dalzell, Arnold Bernhard Library, Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT. Created a voting guide, connected the library with the campus-wide voter engagement drive.
Lynda Reynolds
27:09
Hi from the State Library of North Carolina. We are promoting National Voter Registration Day Sept. 22 https://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/libraries-and-librarians/national-voter-registration-day
Joseph Winberry
27:29
Hello, my name is Joseph Winberry. I am a Ph.D. student at the University of Tennessee. My research focuses on the role of information and technology in bringing about social change…and specifically public libraries and other libraries and how they can help strengthen community engagement. Thanks for all you do.
Alex Byrne
27:32
Alex from Washington here. We're going to be a Voter Point of Assistance at all of our library locations to help people both get registered and complete a valid ballot all the way through the close of the polls on election day.
Victoria Mitchell
27:43
Victoria at U Oregon--our term doesn't begin until after National Voter Registration Day, but hoping to push out information to students on registration and voting.
Partner Support
28:05
Jill (she/her) here from Los Angeles, CA. I work at Democracy Works with Margaret, one of the panelists her today!
David Strass
28:12
Hi from Kirkwood Community College in Iowa. Hoping to hep coordinate a virtual activity with League of Women Voters for voter registration (they can't come onto campus during pandemic!)
Liza Weisbrod
29:17
Auburn University (Alabama)--we are providing three days of voter registration in the library. The League of Women Voters are staffing the table and doing a great job!
Mari Clark
29:19
Greetings from Alameda, California. Retired (not by choice).
John Elson
29:53
John Elson, Federal and State Information Librarian from the University of Iowa. We are promoting Voter Registration Day and are updating and expanding our libguide on elections.
Jane Canfield
30:38
Jane Canfield from Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico. We're creating guides for students to explain the importance of voting. My university is doing a series of webinars on the electoral process in Puerto Rico and one of those will feature librarians talking about fake news and misinformation.
Kathy Hale
31:13
Remember that GODORT State Agency database has a specific page on elections for each state https://godort.libguides.com/votingdbs
Jenny Groome
31:39
Thanks Kathy
Margot Barry
32:13
Hi! Margot Barry (she/her) in Minnesota, MLIS student at St Catherine University, and library assistant (circ), Carver County Library.
Jacqueline Dillon-Fast
32:14
I've never been asked for an ID when voting in PA. Isn't it just for when voting for the first time that you need ID in PA?
Kian Flynn (GODORT Education Committee)
33:19
Thanks for the question! I'll note it, and we'll return to it during the Q & A
Joseph Winberry
36:49
Very impressive and important work.
Jennifer Marks
38:10
Where or How can we request to have the VoteRiders' voter id info card printed and mailed to our library?
Jacqueline Dillon-Fast
38:23
Thank you Vote Riders -- your site is very useful and you are going the extra mile!
Jenny Groome
39:17
I keep losing connection. Were URLs entered in chat already?
Elizabeth Galoozis
39:32
This letter was circulated at my university!
Kian Flynn (GODORT Education Committee)
39:40
Hi Jenny, URLs for the different orgs?
Patricia Kenly
39:47
At Georgia Tech, I'm part of the Voting Captains. A campus town hall is next week.
Jacqueline Dillon-Fast
39:59
"If you have voted at your polling location before, you do not need to bring ID to vote. Only voters who are voting for the first time in their election district need to show ID. Acceptable ID includes both photo and non-photo ID." https://www.pa.gov/guides/voting-and-elections/#VotingbyMail-InBallot
Jenny Groome
40:11
@Kian - yes - for the orgs. My work connection is awful
Kian Flynn (GODORT Education Committee)
40:15
https://www.voteriders.org/
Kian Flynn (GODORT Education Committee)
40:33
https://abcvote.org/
Jenny Groome
40:47
Thnx
Jenny Groome
42:28
As a state agency, I must offer voter registration form with every library card application. All executive agencies in CT must offer when people register for anything else (fishing license, Driver's license, etc.)
Jenny Groome
44:08
https://www.democracy.works/
Jill Brownfield (Democracy Works)
47:33
howto.vote
Bernadine Abbott Hoduski
47:52
do you have facebook page
Samantha Hager (GODORT tech support)
48:30
https://howto.vote/
Anne Zald
48:36
DemocracyWorks - not sure I'm clear on distinction between the two websites you shared - do both do all the same things?
Partner Support
50:10
Good question, Anne! TurboVote requires a signup. You go through a signup flow and then receive notifications about your elections. With How to Vote, all the info is there to sift through without a signup. So it really depends on how you want to receive that info! Via notifications or by viewing a website/page.
Partner Support
50:50
But yes, much of the data is the same.
Samantha Hager (GODORT tech support)
51:23
Hi Kris, FYI your chats are only going to the panelists
Jill Vassilakos-Long
52:19
Ithe League of Women Voter's Easy Voter Guide, available in a number of different languages.
Jill Vassilakos-Long
52:41
This is the URL http://www.easyvoterguide.org
Jill Vassilakos-Long
53:32
Should have mentioned that the Easy Voters Guide I listed is California specific
Kian Flynn (GODORT Education Committee)
54:44
A reminder to all to set your messages to go to "All panelists and attendees" if you would like to share resources with the whole group. Thanks!
Jenny Groome
54:52
Question - do people register by county? CT has no county government, so people register with one of 169 towns.
Victoria Mitchell
54:53
Selena, the Voter ID cards that you said libraries can order -- will those come as actual printed cards?
Alex Byrne
55:27
The League of Women Voters produces guides in my community such as "They Represent You," which are listings of the names and contact information for most of the elected officials, federal, state, and local, for a person in a particular community.
Shelley Brown (abcVOTE)
56:36
abcvote.org to get the Educator Letter
Jill Brownfield (Democracy Works)
58:15
You can sign up for TurboVote at: turbovote.org/?r=library !
julie finch
59:28
on the radar on all the different groups - that's an understatement :)
Kian Flynn (GODORT Education Committee)
01:00:45
Kris, I don't think that message will be viewable to Jenny. You may need to resend to all attendees
Shelley Brown (abcVOTE)
01:01:59
Go to abcvote.org for the Educator Letter to post or pass out. There is also information and websites like vote riders that offer other information for encouraging voting. Thanks, Samantha!
Jenny Groome
01:02:03
Another barrier - in CT at least - some town halls are closed to public and people don't realize they can call or email.
Elizabeth Galoozis
01:02:18
Here’s a question for the Q&A- is there overall advice you give to college students whether to register where they are a student or where they come from? Especially considering some students are being sent back to home states
Kris Kasianovitz
01:03:05
Jenny, yes CT is unique with no counties! In CA we have a standard form for the entire state, the Secretary of State handles the voter registration. But it is tied in with your County Elections office. For example once you are registered, and have question about polling place, ballot, etc. you work through the county. (county agencies are technically extensions of state functions).
Jenny Groome
01:03:32
@Kris - that sounds great!
Amy Tooley
01:03:53
Where can I find the statistics referenced by Shelley Brown about 6 points of contact for getting people ready to register to vote?
Jill Vassilakos-Long
01:03:58
If you are in California or New York, tell people about the League of Women Voters votersedge.org to find information on all the candidates and measures on their ballots. (including the financial disclosures)
Jill Brownfield (Democracy Works)
01:05:01
Elizabeth, check out the Student Text Bot we made at Democracy Works that walks students through an interactive decision tree around this very question! Using this new tool, students can simply text the number 762-ALL-VOTE (762-255-8683) for help answering the question “Where should I register to vote?” (more info: https://www.turbovote.tools/2020#register)
Kris Kasianovitz
01:05:21
+1 for CA and New York Voter’s Edge! https://votersedge.org/ca
Elizabeth Galoozis
01:05:24
Thanks @Jill!
Shelley Brown (abcVOTE)
01:05:43
Hi Amy, I’ll be glad to get any relevant statistics for you (it’s an old organizer saying but there are statistics to support it. Here is my personal email: curiousr@me.com
Amelia Thomas
01:07:57
What can college libraries do to help get our students registered during this pandemic?
Kris Kasianovitz
01:08:05
Our campus voting effort is plugged in to TurboVote! We’ve even gotten it intergrated into the class registration process - it’s called a civic engagement/voter reg hold
Krissy Warrenger
01:08:30
Thank you!
Kris Kasianovitz
01:08:38
Great would love Social Media Vote Rider info too!
Jacqueline Dillon-Fast
01:11:08
The suggestion that helping people register to vote is partisan!
Jacqueline Dillon-Fast
01:11:47
Sorry the suggestion that registering people to vote is partisan is in fact partisan by person who makes accusation.
Jenny Groome
01:14:03
Whenever my sisters or I turned 18, my mom pulled us from school, marched us down to registrar of voters, and then took us out to lunch. She said registering to vote was a celebration - voting was an obligation.
Partner Support
01:14:05
This is another great resource for students: https://www.campusvoteproject.org/student-voting-faqs
Kian Flynn (GODORT Education Committee)
01:16:30
I can unmute you in a second, if you'd like to chime in!
Bernadine Abbott Hoduski
01:16:34
having run 2 public library levy campaigns, we appealed to all and won big time
Jacqueline Dillon-Fast
01:16:37
Love "Whenever my sisters or I turned 18, my mom pulled us from school, marched us down to registrar of voters, and then took us out to lunch. She said registering to vote was a celebration - voting was an obligation."
Jenny Groome
01:17:43
@Jacqueline - she promised to haunt us from the grave if we didn't vote. None of us have tested it out. My sons and nephews were given the same treatment
Jenny Groome
01:18:03
?? Are all ex cons elegible to vote in all states?
Kris Kasianovitz
01:18:36
@jenny check this ncsl site out https://www.ncsl.org/research/elections-and-campaigns/felon-voting-rights.aspx
julie finch
01:18:38
Iowa (my state) was the last state to get it through. Unfortunately it was an executive order
julie finch
01:18:58
Felon voting rights restored (Iowa)
Jenny Groome
01:19:20
I thought in CT felons had to apply. I need to check it out - there was proposed legislation a session or so.
Kris Kasianovitz
01:19:42
Also the Brennan Center has a lot of good resources https://www.ncsl.org/research/elections-and-campaigns/felon-voting-rights.aspx
Margaret (Democracy Works)
01:20:24
howto.vote
Margot Barry
01:20:30
Thank you, all. (I need to leave for another meeting.) This was informative and helpful. I will be using and sharing the resources shared.
Jill Brownfield (Democracy Works)
01:21:56
That “Know Your Rights” notification also links out to VoteRiders!
Elizabeth Galoozis
01:22:14
This was fantastic - thank you so much
Jill (she/her)
01:22:15
Yes, we promote Vote Riders on our TurboVote help desk, too!
Anne Zald
01:22:25
Thank you!! Marvelous speakers and information
Amelia Thomas
01:22:32
Thank you so much! This was very informative!
Jenny Groome
01:22:40
CT - shall be eligible to have such person’s voting privileges restored upon the payment of all fines in conjunction with the conviction and upon release from confinement, and, if applicable, parole.
Jenny Groome
01:22:52
This was great!
Krissy Warrenger
01:22:55
What was Selene's email?
julie finch
01:23:02
Thank you all!!
Victoria Mitchell
01:23:05
Thank you all! This is great information!
Kris Kasianovitz
01:23:06
thanks everyone!
Jane Canfield
01:23:06
Prisoners can vote in Puerto Rico
Jennifer Marks
01:23:06
thank you
Cecilia Dalzell
01:23:11
This was excellent- thank you to all!
Jenny Groome
01:23:12
One of the best webinars I've taken this year
Selene M. Gomez (VoteRiders)
01:23:14
selene@voteriders.org
Jacqueline Dillon-Fast
01:23:15
Thank you!!! Especially for the work you are doing on the ground to support voting rights!
Carla Davis Cunningham
01:23:15
Thank you, everyone, for your amazing work!
Krissy Warrenger
01:23:22
Thank you!
Liza Weisbrod
01:23:28
Thanks!
Joel Sawyer
01:23:48
Thanks for all of the wonderful work that you folks are doing!
Samantha Hager (GODORT tech support)
01:24:10
Yes, a link to the recording will be sent in a follow-up email
Kian Flynn (GODORT Education Committee)
01:24:11
Yes! We will send out the recording in the follow-up email as well