After almost two years of talking, now the candidates get to sit back and hear what we have to say. I’ll be so glad to not see another political commercial for awhile.
Here’s some election information. Be prepared to wait – I’ve heard first hand of some long waits especially in swing states. Going midday, if you can, is recommended but if you can’t, bring something to pass the time, your iPod, a book, a newspaper, etc. If the weather is poor in your area, then bring an umbrella or wear a poncho.
As Michael Penn stated in song “The line is long but worth the ride”.
Election 2008 Voting Information
Today, November 4th, is Election Day! Remember to voteâ€”not just for Barack Obama, but for 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.
- Obama’s VoteForChange site: voteforchange.com
- League of Women Voters’ site: vote411.org/pollfinder.php
- Obama’s voter hotline: 877-US4-OBAMA (877-874-6226)
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
Want to do more?
- Text all of your friends: “Vote Obama today! Pass it on!”
- Volunteer at your local Obama office. Find an office here or here.