What You Need To Vote

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General Election is on Tuesday, November 4, 2008.

What I would like you to know is that you have my permission to print, email and distribute this often and as many times you deem necessary. Regardless of who you may support I strongly encourage you to exercise you right and voice in what’s left of this democracy and vote. But it just doesn’t stop there. I ask that you take and assist as many people as you can to where they are to vote.

I recommend that you vote early if you live in a state participate in Early Voting.

If you know that you will not be able to vote early or have the opportunity to go to the polls to vote on November 4th, then I urge you to Vote Absentee.

This is what you need to have on-hand when you get to your polling place:

1. Voter Registration Card

2. Valid form of Identification:

  • Drivers License
  • Passport
  • SSN Card
  • Immigration Card
  • State Issued ID
  • Military ID

3. If you do not have this information on you or you refuse to show it you will need to ask for a provisional ballot.

4. Sign the poll book to confirm that you voted.

5. Use a ballot or electronic machine to cast your vote

  • Under any circumstances should you be intimidated, embarrassed or ashamed to ask for assistance from any poll official. They are there to assist you.

6. Submit completed ballot or finish machine’s prompts.

7. Take someone else to the polls.

If your current address is not listed on your ID, it is encouraged to bring a piece of mail addressed to your current residence. Election judges will be there to help you and answer any questions you might have.

Be sure to double-check before Nov. 4, 2008. New locations are usually not announced until close to Election Day, so be patient.

If you are not registered to vote you will not be able to vote. If you go to the wrong precinct you will not be able to vote. If you don’t have any valid forms of ID on you when you show up to vote, you will not be able to vote. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO BE PREPARED.

Please be prepared for a long wait. Please be patient and courteous. Please be prepared. PLEASE DO NOT BE DISCOURAGED. YOU CAST YOUR VOTE.

* I will republish this article again before 11/04/08.

Other Helpful Resources:

Rock The Vote — http://www.rockthevote.com/voting-is-easy/the-voting-process/faq/

Project Vote Smart — http://www.votesmart.org/

1-866-MyVote1 (1-866-698-6831)