PSFCU helps its members to register to vote
If you don’t vote, you won’t be heard: that’s a good description of the strength of every ethnic community in American society. Active participation in political life is not only a privilege: it’s simply the duty of every United States citizen. To increase voter turnout, the Polish & Slavic Federal Credit Union (PSFCU) is helping Credit Union members in the voter registration procedure.
The Presidential and Congressional elections will be held nationwide on Tuesday November 8. Because the Polish & Slavic Federal Credit Union is not only a financial institution, but also the leader of the Polish community, we are encouraging Poles and Polish Americans to vote. Over 55,000 members of our Credit Union will receive a federal voter registration form with their July account statements. By filling it out, every member of our Credit Union (who isn’t on the voter roster yet) will be able to register and then vote in the November elections. Forms are also available at all seventeen branches of the Polish & Slavic Federal Credit Union in three states: New York, New Jersey and Illinois. Our Credit Union branch employees will help fill out and send the document.
We encourage you to fill out the registration form and vote in the November elections. Remember that the real strength of the Polish community will be judged by such things as our turnout at the polls on November 8. “It is very important that we as the Polish community take an active part in these elections so that the voice of our ethnic group is significant and heard. We are a community that enjoys a great deal of success, but that does not always translate into strength and political representation. We can change this state of affairs together by being active in the November elections,” said PSFCU Chief Executive Officer Bogdan Chmielewski.
How to register to vote using the form?
To register to vote in the federal elections, you must:
• hold United States citizenship (by virtue of birth in the United States or through naturalization).
• have lived in your election district at least 30 days before the elections.
• be 18 years old on or before election day.
• not be convicted of a felony.
• not apply for registration to vote in another place.
After completing the form, send it to the applicable address below.
The registration deadline is October 11 2016.
Form mailing address: State Board of Elections, 2329 S. MacArthur Boulevard, Springfield, IL 62704
New Jersey Residents
The registration deadline is October 18, 2016.
Form mailing address: New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety, Division of Elections, PO BOX 304, Trenton, NJ 08625-0304.
New York Residents
The registration deadline is October 14, 2016.
Form mailing address: NYS Board of Elections, 40 North Pearl Street, Suite 5, Albany, NY 12207-2729.