liz_marcs (liz_marcs) wrote,

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Make Sure You're Still Registered to Vote (Even If You Think You're Safe)

Today is the last day you can register to vote in approximately 21 states. (Go here for the complete list.)

However, stories are pouring out of several states — many of them swing states in the general election — in which "voting list purges" are underway.

Ironically enough, the odds of you getting purged from the voting roles seems to increase if you've registered as a Democrat. Mere coincidence I'm sure.

Regardless of your party affiliation, and regardless of who you plan to vote for, Project Vote 2008 has uploaded databases containing the the names of voters who've been purged from the rolls in the following states:

  • Colorado
  • Florida
  • Indiana
  • Missouri
  • Nevada
  • New Mexico
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • Texas

If you live in one of the above listed states, it is urgent that you check the database to make sure you haven't been purged from the voting rolls. The deadline to register to vote in each of these states is either today or later this week.

Please do it as soon as you have a few moments.

To check your registration status regardless of the state you live in, check the American Democracy Institute Database or via the Obama for America voter registration check.

Should you discover that you've been purged or that your name has disappeared from the voter registration databases, immediately call your the proper election authorities (which you can find via this Web site), find out what kind of identification and information you need to rectify the situation, and the physically go where you need to go to re-register to vote.

Remember, this is an election where former Republican strongholds are actually "in play" at this point. Regardless of who you're voting for, the general election will be won and lost on sheer numbers and your vote may very well make the difference — whereas it may not have done so in presidential elections past.

Make sure you still will have a voice on November 4.

ETA: Make sure to spread the link around, regardless of your political stance or who you plan to vote for.

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