On September 20 at Yale Presbyterian Church, Korean American Civic Empowerment held the 2012 election awareness campaign for Silver Club senior citizens.

First, senior citizens learned about which positions are up for office during the 2012 Elections, and what to do in order to vote. Also, KACE explained that voters must check their polling sites because many of the poll sites were relocated during the redistricting process. In fact, during the September Primary Election, the Korean American community and KACE ran a hotline to assist Korean American voters in finding their poll sites. However, other communities without the support had difficulty casting their ballots or were not able to do so at all.

To find your poll site, please visit http://us.kace.org and click on "Poll Site Locator" if you are in New York City. For those who reside outside of New York City, please click on "Voter Registration Search" and find your poll site after confirming the details of your registration.

Korean Americans in New York and New Jersey exhibit a voter turnout rate of 47%. Typical American voters have a turnout rate of 80%. Therefore the turnout rate for Korean Americans is terribly low. To escape the misnomer of "powerless minority", Korean Americans must raise their turnout rates dramatically.

The last day to register to vote in New York is October 12th and the last day to register to vote in New Jersey is October 16th. For voter registration, change of address, translation services at poll sites, please call KACE at 347-766-KACE.

KOREAN AMERICAN CIVIC EMPOWERMENT
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