Check yourself before you wreck yourself

Leslie Rutledge

Leslie Rutledge

Have you heard the one about the candidate for Attorney General who has had her voter registration revoked because she was found to be a registered voter in Washington DC and possibly Virginia as well.  This causes a bit of a problem for Leslie Rutledge who is the Republican candidate for Atorney General for, you see, in order to be eligible for public office in Arkansas, one has to be a registered voter in the State.  Of course she has until October 6th to get it all straightened out.  Otherwise, the Republican party will not have a candidate in the election.

This is the reason it is very important that you check the status of your voter registration NOW so that you can get any problems fixed by next Monday.  Thanks to the powers of the internet the Arkansas Secretary of State's office has a fantastic website where you can find out your registration status and polling location in seconds.  You can even see a sample ballot for the precinct you are in.  Once you have made sure of your status as a voter, head over to your local smart phone/tablet app store and get the Election Protection smart phone app.  If you have an IOS device search for Election Protection and if you have a Android device you need to search for ElectProtect.  With this app you can verify a registration, register to vote, look up your polling place, review voting rules and regulations, see what type of machine you will be voting on, and most importantly should you have any problems with your attempt to vote you can use this app to contact Election Protection who will have teams of lawyers throughout the nation who are knowledgeable on the rules and regulations and should the need be required, they can initiate action on your behalf.