Monday, September 15, 2008

Register to Vote! NOW!!!

This post will be short and to the point.

Are you registered to vote? If not, and if you want to vote in the November election, then you need to stop whatever you're doing and take care of it right now. Many states require people to register at least 30 days before an election, so the deadline may be sooner than you think.

Registering is extremely easy. Once you get the correct form (see the links below), you just enter your information, attach a stamp, and drop it in a mailbox. A few states even allow completely electronic registration. In any case, the entire process will take no more than five minutes.

You can take care of this process via either of these Web sites:

The first is a list of links to registration forms by U.S. state.

The second, Vote for Change, is run by the Obama campaign. On that site, you can register to vote, find your polling place, find out how to vote absentee, and, if you're already registered, check your status. On the last item, I recently changed my registration, and the change hasn't been reflected there, so they may be a little behind.

Once you take care of your registration, make sure your friends and family are also getting it done. Forward this post to them, send them an e-mail, or just pick up the phone and call them. Or, if you'll be seeing them soon, go ahead and print out the forms they'll need.

Many millions of people have expressed a strong interest in this election, and you may be one of them. That's great, but talk is cheap, and, in the end, without action, it means nothing. So, get your butt in gear and make sure you're ready to vote in November, then, on Election Day, make voting your absolute top priority.

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