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    Tuesday, October 07, 2008

    When Silence Isn't Golden

    This was truly a thing of beauty, and I had to share it with you.

    This coming election, vote with your heart, and your logic. Make the decisions that best apply to you and your beliefs, and get out and vote!

    If you don't like any of the major party candidates, don't despair. Contact your Secretary of State's office and find out who is running on third party tickets, and as write-in candidates.

    For those who think a vote is wasted if it does not mark either the Democratic or Republican ticket, think again. Throughout history, third party votes have acted to alert the two major parties to change that the people were demanding, and the two parties were forced to make changes in their core ideology. No vote is ever wasted.

    Tomorrow is the last day to register to vote before the general election on November 4th.

    In Missouri, some polling places have changed location, and in some states, voters have been mistakenly removed from the registered voter lists. While the purging of voter lists has not been reported in Missouri, is it always the best idea to double-check just to make sure. Please check to see if you are still registered, and make sure your polling place is where you remember it being.

    Visit the Missouri Secretary of State's Voter Lookup to make sure you are registered and that your polling place is where you think it is to save time and trouble on election day. If you aren't in Missouri, check your local SOS website, or call their office to verify.

    If you have somehow been accidentally been removed from the voters list, don't simply re-register. Call your county election official to let them know you were wrongly removed from the registered voter's list and should be laced beck onto the rolls, and re-register. Take the name of the person you spoke with, the date, and time down on a notepad. Check back in a couple of days to make sure the registration "took", and if you are not placed back on the rolls after that, contact your state election officials to report the error as well, adding the information about your previous conversation with your county election official.

    Check right now!

    Whatever you do, make sure you are able to vote this November 4th, and actually get out there and do it so your voice can be heard, and your opinions counted.

    The only way to be heard is to speak up & speak out!


    lovelife said...

    Thank you for the link I went and checked so I can still vote for you hehehe

    you allways give such good info. Thank you.

    Rambleman said...

    Thanks, I did not know that there had been accidental purging. But I did check and Rain and I ARE registered. And I found it really helped putting the correct birthdays and addresses in. LOL