Voters in Chinatown
From Sing Tao Daily
August 24th, 2003
To attract more eligible Chinese Americans to
register to vote in this year’s city council race, the Chinatown
Voter Education Alliance is now carrying out a voter registration
the Alliance set up a stall on the sidewalk between Canal and Mott
Streets to register new voters.
Early in the morning, Liu Qi-Bang,
president of the Alliance, was alone at the above mentioned place
to assist qualified voters to
register, and to answer election-related questions raised by people
According to Liu, people did not respond eagerly to
voter registration, but there were quite a number of registered
voters raising questions. This shows more and more Chinese Americans
are now registered voters, and the Alliance’s next step is
to encourage them to turn out to vote on election day.
that the Chinatown Voter Education Alliance will conduct voter
registration at the same place every Saturday until October,
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.. But it will be suspended for Labor Day’s
The New York City Board of Elections will give out
candidate information pamphlets in early September. He estimated
that at that time many
voters would have questions about elections, so on September
6th the Alliance will be setting up a stall in the same place to
This year New York City will have City Council elections.
The primary election will be held in early September, and the
will be in November. Those who intend to vote on election day
must register to vote as soon as possible.
Besides helping qualified citizens to register, the Chinatown
Voter Education Alliance also assists those who have just recently
to New York City and those who want to change their party in
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Translated from Chinese by Michael Huang