September 30, 2008
Have you helped anyone register to vote?
Today, believe it or not, is the last day of September. And in Tennessee, the voter registration deadline for the November 4 election is Monday, October 6.
In addition to doing your part as an individual and making sure your own registration is current, I think it important to seek out those who are dragging their feet, or maybe haven't been paying attention, and give them a little nudge by handing them a form, making sure it's filled out correctly, and possibly even helping to mail or deliver it. Of course, it is just as important to admonish new registrants to learn as much as they can about the candidates and issues at hand before they head into the polling place.
I've tried being part of voter registration "drives" this year, and those are great; but perhaps for the same reasons that I do not belong to a political party, nor a religion, I prefer to work on this as an individual. Do it however you see fit, though.
Early voting begins just over two weeks from now, on October 15. (I am told that early voting has already begun in Catoosa County, Georgia. Yikes.)
Elections | By joe lance | 6:54 AM