Thursday, October 2, 2008

Celebrities Rally to Get Out the Vote: A Guide to Election 2008


Celebrity endorsements for president. Do we really care? Probably not.

What scares me about this video is knowing the names of everyone by sight. Okay, maybe one or two escape memory, but recognizing Giovanni Ribisi was a little scary. Yup, I spend too much time immersed in celebrity gossip. But I can't will myself away. Too much fun. Those who know and love me (and even those who don't) might as well get used to it.

With all the criticism -- good and bad -- about celebrities impacting the 2008 election, a star-studded cast put themselves on the line to debate an issue of vital national importance.

Getting YOU to the polls.

Think it doesn't matter? Uhm, no.

Even in non-battle ground states everyone, especially college students, have a duty and obligation to vote. If anything matters in this election, increasing voter participation and preventing voter fraud tops the list. It's our country and we can take it back, one citizen at a time. But we all must do our part.

In that spirit, I'm doing mine. An easy state by state voter guide appears below. Eligibility requirements, deadlines, and online registration links, they're all there for anyone who gives a flying fig.

Now it's your turn. No excuses. Register. NOW. Because in some places (*cough* Mississippi *ptuii*) the deadline is tomorrow!

Then vote on November 4th. Early.

Most states will allow everyone in line at poll closing time to vote. And if you get turned away, demand to see the precinct captain. Plop a provisional ballot in the captain's lap and take a cell phone picture. You can always file a complaint with the election board if your state results become a point of contention.

Remember Election 2000!

Never again.


Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Connecticut [Bill of Rights]

Delaware

D.C.

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii [Register Here]

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky [Deadline] [Register]

Louisiana [Deadline]

Maine [Register]

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan [Register]

Minnesota

Mississippi [Deadline] [Register]

Missouri [Register]

Montana [Deadline]

Nebraska [Register]

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico [Register]

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota [No Deadline]

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania [Deadline and Registration]

Rhode Island [Deadline] [Register]

South Carolina

South Dakota [Register]

Tennessee [Deadline] [Register]

Texas [Deadline]

Utah [Deadline]

Vermont

Virginia [Deadline] [Register]

Washington

West Virginia [Deadline] [Register]

Wisconsin

Wyoming [Deadline]



Register from anywhere in the U.S.

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