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Monday, November 03, 2008

Battleground

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.

HELP.

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 stateofdiscontentATgmail.com. I need you.

5 comments:

Leeanthro said...

I was living in Missouri during the 2000 election and I remember how people were turned away when the polls closed. I hope that everyone who *wants* to vote gets a chance to tomorrow.

Minxy Mimi said...

I hope voters get out there! It must be hard to be in a swing state. Here in Cali we are more Democratic leaning.

Peter said...

I wish I could quickly fly over and help out ... this election is not only important for the US .. but will have a big impact on the whole globe ...

Dwight said...

Don't just stop at old and elderly neighbors. Offer to take your banker, your financial planner, your team of lawyers. Go to the mansion on the hill and ask Mr. Burns if he needs a ride to the polls too.

Lisa said...

Hi Lady,

Just wanted to check in. I've missed ya. Hope you are great. Thought of you today when I waited in line to vote!