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American Muslim Voters and the 2008 Elections

MuslimVotersUSA, a grassroots American Muslim political advocacy group conducted an online survey of American Muslim voters. Check it out here.

American Muslims and Election '08

On Point: American Muslims talk about a rough campaign, and their hopes for Obama and beyond.

Chicago Ethnic Journalists Speak Out on the Elections On behalf of Muslim Voters, Imam Malik Mujhid— Imam; Host and Founder of call-in program Radio Islam.

Muslim Americans Confront Bigotry in 2008 Presidential Election. Courtesy of Eight Forty Eight - WBEZ chicago.

Upcoming Voter Registration Events

In November 2008, American voters will choose the 44th U.S. President and vote on other key issues and candidates. Here you can find information relating to Muslims and election races nationwide, links to Muslim voter organizations, and key issue positions of the main presidential candidates.

Also refer to the upcoming voter registration drives coming up in different cities.

Presidential Candidates

Where do the current Presidential candidates stand on issues of importance to the American Muslim community? How has anti-Islamic rhetoric been used in the campaign process?

What Are Muslim Voters Like?

Muslims in the U.S. have proved to be a highly-educated, family-oriented, and diverse group of voters. Recent polls show that most Muslim voters identify themselves as either Democrat or Independent, and are as yet undecided about their presidential picks.

Register to Vote!

  • Within the U.S. - Register early to ensure that you can vote in this year's election! Many states allow you to register by mail.
  • U.S. Citizens Outside the U.S. - Have you made Hijrah to another country? American citizens over the age of 18 can still register and vote in the federal elections, even from abroad. Here's how.
  • Why Muslims Should Vote and be Involved Politically - Some Muslims believe that it is improper or impermissible for Muslims to be involved in the politics of non-Muslim nations. This article from IslamOnline outlines the religious and moral reasons why Muslims can and should be active in the political process wherever they live.
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