Monday, November 03, 2008


Today is the last day before the U.S. presidential election.

Election officials in Missouri have witnessed record new voter registration, and record turnout during the primaries. They are predicting record turnout at the polls tomorrow. Many of those voting tomorrow will be voting for the first time.

Lines will be long. Confusion — about polling place locations, about ID requirements — will be common.

The polls are tied here in Missouri. The outcome in Missouri tomorrow will depend entirely on how many citizens choose to, and are allowed to, exercise their constitutional right to vote.

If you care about your candidate — if you care about democracy — if you have even an hour to spare — don't just vote tomorrow. Volunteer.

Take an elderly or disabled neighbor to the polls. Walk through your neighborhood reminding people that the polls close at 7 p.m.

Bring food and water to people in long lines.


If you're interested in helping the Obama campaign's efforts to make sure every registered voter gets the chance to vote in St. Louis County tomorrow, email me at I need you.