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Published: October, 2012; Vol 9, Num 5

 

November Election:

Candidates Differ Sharply on Regulation, Health Care

Voting Tips

Some states have adopted more stringent requirements this year. Be prepared.

  1. Know the location of your polling place and your correct precinct.
  2. Bring identification, preferably a government-issued photo ID with your registered address on it (check you state's voter assistance web site for your state's ID requirements).
  3. Ask for help or assistance if you need it.
  4. Even if the polls close while you are in line, stay in line and make sure you vote.
  5. If you are offered a provisional ballot, ask if you can cast a regular ballot or go to a different polling place to cast a regular ballot. If you have to cast a provisional ballot, follow-up with your state's election officials after the election.
  6. If you encounter a voting rights problem, talk to the chief election official or voting rights volunteer or call the Election Protection Hotline at 1-866-OUR-VOTE.

The federal government plays a central role in health care reform and occupational safety and health, both important concerns for LIUNA and its signatory employers. In each realm, the candidates for President offer distinct perspectives that suggest their election would result in significantly different policies and practices.

In recent decades, the increasingly bitter wrangling between the two parties has polarized the political system so that few, if any, members of a party will cross the aisle to support an initiative of the other. While the election of either President Obama or Mitt Romney to head the nation for the next four years will help set a direction, unless the victor achieves a strong mandate and his party wins a working majority in both houses of Congress, the nation's governing agenda is likely to languish, at least until the mid-term elections in 2014.

We urge voters to consider all the issues, get involved in the campaigns and vote.

Below we review the candidates' positions on:

[Steve Clark]