Saturday, September 13, 2008

"Vote for Change" helps you register

This comes from Barack Obama's "Vote for Change" web site:

You'd be surprised how many people you know aren't registered to vote.

Registration deadlines are coming up soon, and we need every single vote we can get to win this election. Tell your friends, family, and neighbors to check out our new one-stop voter registration website. Just forward this message. makes it easier than ever to register. Instead of tracking down the right forms, all you need to do is answer a few basic questions and you'll be ready to vote.

You can also:
Confirm your existing registration
Apply to vote
Find your polling place

If you don't know your own registration status or you'd like to learn more, take a minute to visit the site right now. This race is too close and too important to stay home on Election Day. If you take the time to register and vote -- and make sure everyone you know is registered as well -- we'll be able to turn the tide of the past eight years. It's people just like you who will transform this nation.

My question is, once all these people are registered, how can we assure that they'll be able to get to the polls, vote once they're there, and that their vote will be tabulated accurately? We need a national voting system that will assure these things. Now we have this hodge-podge of country clerks and electronic/manual voting systems, and all kinds of different rules and regs.

Obviously Wyoming doesn't have the answer for all this. But it does offer same-day registration at the polls, which allows people to walk in, register, vote, and even change their registration after the fact if they wish.

I hope that Pres. Obama can insure a more fair polling system for all.

First, you have to get out and vote him in.

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