election day registration

Same-day voter registration

If you did not register to vote, it might not be too late, depending on where you live. Some states have same-day voter registration, so you can register when you go to vote:

  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • District of Columbia
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Iowa
  • Maine
  • Minnesota
  • Montana
  • New Hampshire
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

If this is you, you’re lucky it’s not too late! Go vote, and show other states why it’s important to make the vote more accessible, not less.

This generation is the largest and most diverse in recent history, and has the power to move us forward this November. And there’s never been more at stake for the issues that matter to young people: voting rights, education, immigration, the environment, reproductive rights, and beyond.

Elections matter, and if you don’t participate, you can’t complain. Don’t miss out on the chance to stand up for the issues you care about: Register, spread the word, and vote! 

NationalVoterRegistrationDay.org

Here’s an idea:

The whitehouse should team up with mtv, votolatinousa (and VotoLatino), fallontonight, comedycentral, glaad, repmarktakano, kyrstensinemaplannedparenthood, rhrealitycheck and other similar groups and individuals to sponsor a contest: send in proof of 1. your up-to-date voter registration and 2. that you voted on Election Day, Tuesday 11.4.2014 to win a White House dinner with Michelle Obama.

I also have it on very good authority that FLOTUS is 100% on board with this. (maybe…probably…I think)

Just a thought bc I’m really not tryna see a majority Republican Senate writing more regressive laws on voter suppression, banning LGBTQ rights, repealing Obamacare, and going nuts with passing even more anti-abortion laws

To vote-suppressors in the Republican Party, photo ID laws are preferable to other restrictive rules in a couple of ways. One is that, in contrast to other suppressive rules, they appear to have a logical, neutral rationale.

Efforts to “cut back on early voting days, Election Day registration, or reducing the amount of time for completing voter registration drives…are easily viewed as blatant partisan power plays,” the researchers observed. By contrast, “restrictive voter ID legislation at least holds the appearance of ensuring the integrity of the voting process.”

These laws are found acceptable by a majority of voters, in part because unwarranted fears of voter fraud have been stoked successfully by their proponents–even though “there simply is no widespread, concerted and systematic evidence that some voters go to the polls impersonating someone else.” Moreover, the cost of photo ID for many people isn’t understood by the average voter who has a driver’s license, and the partisan goals of the proponents hasn’t been widely understood–yet.