Have questions about what's allowed and not allowed when it comes to voting? Get your facts straight and ask questions when the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) holds a voting rights meeting on Wednesday, October 15, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Circular Congregational Church at 150 Meeting Street, downtown.
Here's what they said in an e-mail:
CHARLESTON, SC – The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU South Carolina Office, in conjunction with a broad coalition of community organizations and advocacy groups, will hold a series of community meetings around the state next week aimed at ensuring that all South Carolinians are aware of their voting rights and the different ways they can cast a ballot in the Nov. 4 election.
A panel of voting rights experts will hold forums in Greenville, Columbia and Charleston beginning Monday and will discuss a wide range of topics including voting by provisional ballot, voter intimidation, student voting, voting by people with disabilities and the voting rights of individuals with criminal records. The panelists will be joined by key local leaders in each of the three cities, and audience members will have ample opportunity to ask questions.
WHO: National and local voting rights experts from the American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU South Carolina Office and a broad coalition of community organizations and advocacy groups.
WHAT: A series of three community meetings aimed at ensuring that all South Carolinians know their voting rights and the different ways in which they can cast a ballot in the Nov. 4 election.
The ACLU is also waging a campaign about voter disfranchisement in South Carolina.