Another Voting Reminder: Get ALL your stuff tight
People, please make sure that you not only register to vote, but that every aspect of your registration is decent & in order, and that you have all materials you need in hand before election day. These includes:
1. 2 forms of ID
This is not a governmental requirement, but be on the safe side and bring these anyway. These includes a Driver’s Licence, State ID, Passport, Student ID, utility bill, etc.
2. Voter Registration Card
Most states issue these cards, which confirm who you are as well as the state, county, and city in which you are registered.
You can go to many sites such as this one to begin the voter registration process if you have not done so already. If your state is like the one I currently live in, Washington, it may be too late to register by mail. In that case, you may have to register in person.
That’s what I have to do, since they “can’t seem to find” my voter registration application. I noticed this because I registered on 16 Sep 2006, yet I have received no voter registration card (#2 above). I live in what can be considered a progressive state, but there are problems even here.
The moral of the story here is that we need to be diligent and thorough, making sure that everything is in order and that we have done all that we need to do to vote. The next issue is combatting vote suppression, voter intimidation, and election-stealing, but we can’t complain about these if we are not even registered.