Tuesday, November 04, 2008


Election day, 2008.

Historic! Ground breaking! Change!


You know what? All of that may be true. Years from now you may be asked "Where were YOU...?" But what it all boils down to is this: you have one vote. You get to exercise it every two years. In presidential elections, only every 4 years.


It does matter. It always has. It always will.

You have more power than you think. All of those local ballot issues make a difference in your personal life: you should pay attention to those, too. They may not get all of the big press that the Big Dogs get, but they are important.

So even if you think I'm only one vote. and that you can't possibly change your red/blue state, keep in mind that local issues sometimes pass or fail by a few dozen votes.

Make yours one of those votes.

What are you waiting for? Get out there and vote!

If your state has early voting and you already have voted? Good on you! Now go poke your friends and family and make sure they've voted! [Whip crack!]

Previous election year rants.

Useful information:

Election 2008 Voting Information

Today, November 4th, is Election Day! Remember to vote—not just for Barack Obama, but for Senate candidate Mark Udall, and other Congressional, state, and local candidates as well.

Where and when do I vote?

Find your polling place, voting times, and other important information by checking out these sites and the hotline below. These resources are good, but not perfect. To be doubly sure, you can also contact your local elections office.

What should I do before I go?

  • After you've entered your address on either Vote For Change or Vote411, read the voting instructions and special rules for your state.
  • Voting ID laws vary from state to state, but if you have ID, bring it.
  • Check out all the voting myths and misinformation to look out for: http://truth.voteforchange.com/

What if something goes wrong?

  • Not on the voter list? Make sure you're at the right polling place, then demand a provisional ballot.
  • If you're voting on an electronic machine with a paper record, verify that the record is accurate.
  • Need legal help? Call 1-866-OUR-VOTE.
  • If you encounter a problem, try to videotape the situation and submit it to VideoTheVote.org

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