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September 19, 2008

REGISTER TO VOTE!

It's been a while since I've posted anything on this. Like, a long while. And I'm going to try to catch up on some recent events, but the following message is going to have to stay at the top for at least the next couple weeks:

LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE IS OCTOBER 6.

Please, please, if you are 18 or older, and haven't already, register to vote. I won't espouse my political views here, because I know a variety of people read this and I don't want to turn anyone away, but at the very least, whatever your political view, please register to vote if you haven't already. And then, vote.

I've requested a mail-in ballot, and I recommend everyone else do the same. It's very easy, and it will give us the opportunity to really understand all the issues on the ballot, look them up and ponder them if we need to, if we're not already familiar with all of them, and we avoid lines at the polls besides. Even the smaller things can be important, and a mail-in ballot allows the time to understand and evaluate them.

For instance... Okay, I wont' say it. But just vote. Please do. Start by registering if you still need to. And if anyone wants any political advice, well, of course, I'm here for you :).

Posted by beth at September 19, 2008 8:51 PM

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Gifford Wong and I are in the area and were wondering if you were too. Currently in Fort Collins, I pick up Gifford at the airport tomorrow, Ft. Collins, Boulder, Denver.

Hope all is well,

Brian

Posted by: Brian Kliesen at October 6, 2008 6:33 AM

Hi,

I agree everyone should try to vote, but a better way would be to go online and check out info from your county's Supervisor of Elections. Many counties are set up so that you can vote early (beginning Oct. 20th.?) at certain locations.

This would be even better, if you can do it. However, if you are on a job outside your normal area of residence, then an absentee ballot would have to do.
But just a reminder that in the New York Times Oct. 28, 2004 it was reported that 60,000 absentee ballots were missing. And this is just something I heard that if the signature on the absentee ballot does not match that on the list of registered voters than it is thrown out.
I know I do not always sign my name exactly the same, say if I'm sick or have a headache.

Just a thought, to offer another suggestion.
I'm not going to tell anyone how to vote, but I agree that it is very important that everyone makes an effort to vote.

Posted by: Dorothy K. at October 10, 2008 3:01 AM

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