Obama, Obama for America — September 25, 2012 at 6:33 am

National Voter Registration Day: Amplify your vote


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:

  1. It’s easy, convenient and relaxed. No lines, no hassles. You can do it over a cup of coffee. Easy peasy.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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]