Sunday, October 26, 2008
Voting Tips & Project Video your Vote
PBS & You Tube have launched project VIDEO YOUR VOTE
They are asking people to video document your voting experience.
Hold your democracy accountable!
They also had this clip about Voting do's & don'ts
* Do NOT take a provisional ballot if the electronic machines are down for a while because your vote may or may not be counted.
• If you have been purged off the voter registration, insist on filling out a provisional ballot.
“But wait - are you really allowed to take video at the polls???”
Most states do allow you to film at your polling place. However, there are some states that expressly prohibit videotaping and others that have strict rules about how close you can tape near a polling place. For the most up-to-date information on your area, visit http://www.citmedialaw.org/…
In any location, basic rules of decency apply (don’t film others without their consent, and don’t campaign for any particular candidate), but documenting your experience at the polling place in most places is as much a right as voting itself.
We encourage participants to think creatively - the videos don’t necessarily have to be taken at the polling place, they just need to be related to the topic of voting.