It’s like voting more than once
One person, one vote. That’s what you learn about our democracy — each person gets one vote. But there is a way to, in essence, vote more than once; to amplify your vote: register others to vote and make sure they DO vote.
That’s the Obama campaign’s single-minded goal for the next 42 days.
Today is National Voter Registration Day and it’s a fine day to dust off your GOTV shoes and go out to register some voters. The voter registration deadlines are looming so time is running out. A list of voter registration deadlines by state can be found HERE. Need more information on voting in your area? The Obama campaign has put together a terrific website called WWW.GottaVote.Com that has all of the resources you could hope to find.
While I suspect most Eclectablog readers are already registered, if not or if you know somebody that needs to get registered, you can use this handy dandy widget and a voter registration application will be mailed to your house with complete instructions on how to fill it out and return it:
Finally, once you are registered, VOTE EARLY! There are three rock-solid reasons for doing this:
- It’s easy, convenient and relaxed. No lines, no hassles. You can do it over a cup of coffee. Easy peasy.
- Early voters aren’t susceptible to the last-minute onslaught of hideous negative ads. So get your friends, family, neighbors and coworkers to vote early, too.
- The Obama campaign can cross you off their lists and focus on people who have not yet voted. This is a big time saver since every likely supporter on their list will be contacted 2-3 times over the GOTV weekend and on Voting Day.
So, celebrate National Voter Registration Day by amplifying your vote. Register some folks to vote TODAY!
[My Vote, My Choice, My Voice graphic by Anne C. Savage, special to Eclectablog]