CLEVELAND -- Tonisha Everett thought she was a registered voter and was ready to cast her ballot in November's election.
She got a rude awakening when a voter empowerment team using fingertip technology told her she was not on the voting rolls and was listed at the wrong address.
She re-registered on the spot.
"I really appreciated it. I would have been very angry if I went down and was not able to take part in the voting process," she said.
Anthony White just moved from Maple Heights to Warrensville Heights. But an iPad check of voting records showed his change of address record was not yet on file.
He got a number to call to make sure he the change is updated.
"Every election is important. This one is especially important because it is a Presidential election, " he said.
The Voter Empowerment campaign is being run by a coalition of church and labor groups.
It's goal is to connect with 25,000 new or expired voters in Northeast Ohio as part of a statewide effort.
This comes against a backdrop of new voting laws that critics view as a Republican-backed effort to suppress vote among President Obama's likely supporters.
The Reverend Tony Minor of Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry says, "In Ohio a large number of people have been removed from the voting rolls. We believe the largest contribution we can make is to educate voters and help them....We should be a democracy inviting people to vote , not putting laws in place to hold people back."
The group has been making the rounds of grocery and discount store parking lots.
Friday, it begins a new phase with teams going door to door.
The group does not suggest voting for any candidate. But the reality is, President Obama will gain votes because of the campaign.