Change starts today – Voting information

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”.

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Election 2008 Voting Information

Today, November 4th, is Election Day! Remember to vote—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.

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.

Now, everybody go vote!!!

  • http://cynicsgirl.blogspot.com Cyn

    Knowing these things will vary widely…

    Just wanted to say that we had absolutely NO wait at our polling place (at 10:15 AM.) In some ways it was better than usual, because they actually had guys directing traffic in the parking lot, instead of the usual Dodge the Seniors game we play there.

    Have to admit that I held up the line, for just a few seconds anyway. After pressing the box next to the names “Barack OBAMA” + “Joe BIDEN”…well, that electronic “x” looked mighty good to me — and I just had to pause and savor the moment. Ponder it, even (as much as one can ponder in 20 seconds.)

    Thanks Spencer for all the valuable information compiled above! Hope everyone is as fortunate as we were — but remember, this is worth ANY wait.

  • http://www.svrspy.blogspot.com Scarlet

    I voted at 6am…well, i got there at 545 and was out at 613. i am tired.