Dear UWUA members, retirees, and families:
The electoral campaign season has shifted into high gear. Anti-worker and anti-democratic forces are continuing their assault on the middle class and what generations of American workers have fought and died for. This year’s mid-term elections offer a clear choice on where we go from here.
Will we elect candidates who will stand with workers or vote for candidates who want to further enrich the few at the expense of many? Will we elect candidates who believe in a strong middle class, will invest in infrastructure, put people back to work, and protect workers’ rights to organize and bargain collectively, or will we elect candidates who will cut spending on infrastructure, cut taxes for the wealthy, and destroy workers’ rights to organize and bargain?
Our Union is working closely with the National, State, and Local AFL-CIO’s to engage our members on what’s at stake and the choices that lie ahead. Please contact the UWUA National Office at (800) 889-6862 if you are willing to volunteer in this critical election, and we will have one of our coordinators contact you about opportunities to assist in your area.
You can also find more information about the 2014 elections – including state-by-state guidelines on registering to vote and new voter identification requirements – at the UWUA’s website at www.uwua.net. Finally and above all, please remember to vote on Tuesday, November 4.
D. Michael Langford
UWUA National President
Voter Registration Requirements
In order to register to vote:
- You must be a U.S. citizen.
- You must be 18 years old.
- You must be a resident of Nevada and the county in which you’d like to vote for at least 30 days before the election, and in the precinct 10 days before the election.
- You must not be a felon who has not yet had his or her right to vote restored.
- You must not have been determined mentally incompetent by a court of law.
Register to vote online at aflcio.turbovote.org.
If you need to update your voter registration, you can do so online or resubmit a completed voter registration application to your local county clerk’s office.
Voter ID Requirements
You do not need to show ID when you vote in person (signature match is the only prerequisite), unless you are a first-time voter who did not show or submit ID when you registered to vote.
Voting Before Election Day
Skip the Election Day lines and vote early! If you are unable to make it to the polls, or simply want to, you may vote in person or by mail before Election Day.
You can vote in person before Election Day at your local county clerk’s office starting Oct. 18 through Oct. 31, 2014.
To vote by mail, you must complete a Nevada Absentee Ballot Request Form and return it to your local county clerk’s office by the appropriate deadline. Your ballot must be received by 7 p.m. on Election Day to be counted.
If you are a resident of Nevada and attend school within the state, but in a different election district, you may be eligible to register and vote in the election district you live in while attending school.
If you are a student from Nevada who is attending an institution out of state, you should first determine if you would like to vote in Virginia or the state where your institution is located. Nevada allows students attending school out of state to still vote in Nevada. Please note that you may register and vote in only one state per election.
For more information on how to vote as a student, visit the Brennan Center for Justice’s Student Voting Guide for Nevada.
Formerly Incarcerated? Restore Your Rights!
Many of those formerly incarcerated who have completed all terms of their sentence are able to register and vote, with some exceptions related to the seriousness of the crime committed. Upon re-registration after a felony conviction, you may be asked to provide supporting documents that demonstrate your eligibility.
For more information on how to restore your right to vote, visit Nevada’s Secretary of State Restoration of Rights website.
Voting Issues & Information