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Local Korean Organization Registers Voters on Oct. 2

Ahead of the November General Election, the National Korean American Service & Education Consortium registered Korean American voters, shared information on state ballot measures and collected signatures for the “Family is More than DNA” postcard campaign at Open Door Presbyterian Church on Saturday, Oct. 2.

The organization has been registering voters at Korean churches, markets and college campuses and is encouraging community members to vote “no” for Question 1 on the Virginia ballot, which would weaken workers’ rights and favor corporate profiting interests.

In Virginia, the voter registration deadline is Monday, Oct. 17. Registered voters who qualify for at least one of the nineteen reasons why they are not able to vote at the polls on Election Day, including attending college outside of one’s locality of residence, vacation, working over 11 hours between 6:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., disability, pregnancy, and religious obligations, may also apply for an early absentee ballot by Tuesday, Nov. 1.

Community members may apply online at vote.virginia.gov or contact the National Korean American Service & Education Consortium at 703-256-2208 for an application form in Korean. For more information, visit nakasec.org.