Monday, November 03, 2008

Election Day Tomorrow!

Hey Y'all!

This isn't a partisan post, just a friendly reminder that tomorrow is election day and you all should go out and vote (if you haven't already)!! I love the feeling of voting -- of knowing that I've made my voice heard about our government and the world around us. There are a lot of rumors and he-said-she-said arguments out there and I'm a big fan of trying to look past all of that in order to find the facts. There are lots of great sites out there to check in order to get unbiased information about candidates -- one that I like is factcheck.org.

If you do run into issues voting, there are a lot of partisan and non-partisan groups available to you. First, you should be able to talk to the people manning the polling station. If that doesn't work, it's likely that both campaigns will have people staffed at polling places and you can go to one of them. You can also call Election Protection at 1-866-OUR-VOTE and you'll be automatically directed to a non-partisan attorney who will help you out. If they can't help over the phone, they'll usually dispatch someone to the area to help directly. So if you're unable to vote for some reason, have questions about your registration, if the voting machines aren't working, if the polling place is closed when it shouldn't be or if there are other issues -- please consider calling 1-866-OUR-VOTE.

And according to Bracken, just for voting and wearing your "I voted" sticker you can get:

1. Kripy Kreme -- A free Red, White and Blue star-shaped doughnut
2. Starbucks -- A free coffee
3. Books-A-Million -- A free coffee
4. Ben and Jerry's -- Free scoop of ice cream
5. California Tortilla -- Free taco (DE, MD, DC, PA, VA, WV)

Happy voting everyone!!

3 comments:

Lenore said...

I sent my absentee ballot 2 weeks ago! Too bad I won't get a sticker.

Aerin said...

I really wrestled with whether I should share this - I am not trying to be inappropriate - but it was posted on feministing.com. So, if you're in New York or Seattle, and you vote, you can also get this freebie.

Anonymous said...

Great post! I love all of the free stuff you can get:) I voted this morning at 7:30am after waiting for 1.5hrs. :) Looking forward to seeing what happens tonight.
--Kelly