Who is the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition?

Our mission is to reverse the trend of mass incarceration in Colorado. We are a coalition of nearly 7,000 individual members and over 100 faith and community organizations who have united to stop perpetual prison expansion in Colorado through policy and sentence reform.

Our chief areas of interest include drug policy reform, women in prison, racial injustice, the impact of incarceration on children and families, the problems associated with re-entry and stopping the practice of using private prisons in our state.

If you would like to be involved please go to our website and become a member.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

10 Tips For Voters

Just Vote Colorado offers the following 10 tips to ensure your vote is counted this election.

Verify your registration. Before going to the polls, confirm your voter registration at www.JustVoteColorado.org.

2. Confirm your polling location. Even if you’ve voted in the same place for 30 years, polling places can change, so make sure you know where to go on Election Day.

3. Vote early. Record turnout is expected this year, Colorado voters can vote early from October 20- October 30. Take advantage of it to avoid long lines and alleviate the strain on local election officials.

4. Remember your ID. Colorado law requires that voters provide ID at the polls. Many forms of ID are acceptable; visit www.JustVoteColorado.org for a full list of IDs.

5. Don’t give anyone an excuse to keep you out of the polls. In Colorado, electioneering at the polls, such as wearing campaign paraphernalia into a polling place —shirts, a buttons, etc.—is against the law. Cover up your campaign materials to ensure a smooth voting experience.

6. Report all voting problems to Election Protection at 1-866-OUR-VOTE or 866ourvote.org. You can also send us an update through our Twitter Report Your Vote page http://twitter.com/866ourvote.

7. Do not be intimidated by false rumors. Eligible registered voters cannot be denied the right to vote because their homes have been foreclosed upon, they are late on child support payments, they have outstanding parking tickets, or they are students at local universities.

8. If you have been convicted of a felony, know your rights. Colorado allows people who have been convicted of a felony and completed their sentence (and parole) to vote. Don’t be intimidated by misinformation.

9. Avoid the crowds. Voting lines are shortest in the mid-morning or early afternoon.

10. Bring your family, friends and neighbors. Help elderly voters, Americans with disabilities, and people without transport get to the polls – no one should be left behind on Election Day!

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