Monday, November 3, 2008
One day left, people! Just one!
In case you hadn't heard, tomorrow we are voting in an historic election. Regardless of who you are voting for, it is your constitutional right to cast a ballot. So don't rock the vote. Rock YOUR vote.

Forgive this hodgepodge of voting related stuff, it has been a whirlwind of activity at our house between winterizing our cottage camper, carving pumpkins, trick or treating, school costume parties and my arch nemesis: laundry.

Things are calming down and we are are all atwitter about the election. The kids have decided that Obama's their guy and each asked to wear an Obama button today, leaving me with no way to show who I'm supporting unless you saw my Barack O'Latern. (And you'll have to wait to see that because I'm still figuring out how to get pictures off our new camera.) A certain someone in our house has decided to not tell anyone who he is voting for and keeps threatening to bring a pencil to the polling site tomorrow so he can write in a candidate. That's the trouble with these constitutional rights. Even your wife can't tell you you're wrong when you are exercising your rights.

A quick search for voting tips comes up with some pretty standard information: make sure you are registered, go early, bring ID (and something to read if the lines are long) and for heaven's sake go to the correct polling site. Watch this Steal Back Your Vote video to find out what to if you are registered but not on the list of registered voters. And here's an explanation for provisional ballots, which sounds so secure but could result in your vote not counting. Some places have anti-electioneering laws that prohibit wearing political buttons, t-shirts, etc. at your polling site. Sound like your freedom of speech is being suppressed? I kinda think so, too, but your vote is worth more than your button so leave the propaganda at home.

Once you actually vote, you'll hear all sorts of talk about electoral votes and the Electoral College. If you're like me, you need a refresher every four years. Here you go. Some people will host parties to watch history unfold. Candidate-themed cocktails anyone?

Watch this clip. At the very end you'll be shouting "Amen, sister!"

And finally, watch this clip. At the end you'll be shouting "Sing it, sister!" Go, Chris!



3 Comments:

Blogger Andie said...
Anonymous Mom said...

Hi Loves,
Ditto what Andie said, & this video that Chris made is too funny. Go Chris!!!
Talk to you later.
Love all around,
Mom

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