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Why should this interest you? Because Registrar of Voters Shannon Bushey has invited the public to observe the processing of either the returned Vote By Mail ballot envelopes or the election canvass for these elections. She notes, "ROV's election activities are open to the public to observe at any time."
1. Processing of the returned Vote By Mail Ballot Envelopes began on April 18 (See notice in November 2016 VOTER, page 4) and will continue through May 2.
As a result of two recent changes in state law,
All processing will be conducted at the Registrar of Voters (ROV), 1555 Berger Drive, Building #2, San Jose, CA, 95112. Please call one to two days before the date you wish to observe to confirm the actual date and time of the activity you wish to observe. The telephone numbers are 408-299-VOTE (8683) or 1-866-430-VOTE (8683).
The League is opposed to deportation of non-criminal undocumented immigrants.
The LWV supports cities, towns, counties and states that make a decision not to cooperate with federal deportation and enforcement actions that include non-criminal undocumented immigrants. Moreover, the Trump Administration's orders are of dubious legality. It is simply wrong, and a perversion of the American system of justice, for the Executive Branch to refuse to obey federal court orders.
The LWV is opposed to discrimination, including discrimination in immigration, based on religion. The Trump Administration's orders appear to be targeted at Muslims and immigrants from majority-Muslims nations.
We would like to remind all our members that we are faced with many challenges to our positions and the League is involved in serious efforts to address them. Among these, we spent last weekend anticipating the issuance of an Executive Order investigating `voter fraud'. We continue to monitor this situation and are ready to issue a statement if that occurs. We also continue our efforts to lobby on ACA in Congress. Everybody in the country is scrambling to keep up.
Chris Carson, President/Chair League of Women Voters of the United States League of Women Voters Education Fund 1730 M Street, NW, Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036 Facebook: @leagueofwomenvoters Twitter: @LWV http://www.lwv.org| Making Democracy Work™