Korean American Civic Empowerment (KACE) participated in the Korean Produce Association of New York's 2012 New York Choosuk Festival and held voter registration drives. Many Korean Americans visited the festival at Randalls Island.

Currently, only 47% of Korean Americans are registered voters. Compared to the 80% voter registration rate of Americans, the number of Korean American voters is terribly low.

The deadline for registrations in New York is October 12th and October 16th for New Jersey.

For the 2012 elections, the Presidential seat, all 435 seats of the House of Representatives, and 1/3 of federal Senatorial and governor seats are up for grabs. In New York, state senators and assemblypersons will be chosen as well. Following the 2010 US Census results, districts lines were redrawn in many areas, changing poll sites. Therefore, voters should confirm where their poll sites are before the elections and figure out who to vote for.

37 new voters in New York and New Jersey registered on September 15th and 16th.

Interns Alex Park (Cardozo HS), Simon Lee (Half Hollow Hill HS West), Stella Kim (Cardozo HS), Helen Kim (Cardozo HS), Shanee Kim (Great Neck South HS), Ludia Ock (Roslyn HS), Minjung Kim (Queens HS for Sciences) participated in the campaigns.

 

 

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