I’m hoping that if you read this blog, and are therefore a friend or family member of mine, you vote. I’m assuming you are registered to vote on November 4. I’m not going to say I don’t care who you vote for, because I do, but it’s none of my business. And if you’re interested in talking to me about your choice or mine, you know where to find me.
However, I do know that there are times when people who think they are registered, in fact, aren’t. Or they forgot to change their address. Or they’ve had their voter registration challenged.
(Side note, that article actually made me sick to my stomach. Within hours of it being posted online, a friend from Montana who now lives in Copenhagen sent it to me, my mom sent it to me, and my aunt wrote me to make sure I wasn’t still registered in Montana and being challenged. The fact that the spokesman for the Secretary of State even said that everyone should return the affidavits signed and notarized “for the benefit of all involved”, even made it worse. Also, I went to high school with Kevin Furey and I’m glad he said exactly what everyone else was thinking and that he was used as the perfect example of why voter challenging is blatant intimidation and attempted disfranchisement. I know there are a lot of assholes in Montana. I know there are lots of assholes everywhere. But I expected more of my home state.)*
Anyway, I’m asking you, as a friend or family member, to do two things.
1. Watch this video.
2. Go to the website and either register to vote if you aren’t, or check to make sure you’re registered at your current address. (You can also request an absentee ballot in case you don’t live in the same silly state I do, where everyone is required to be absent on election day).
The second favor is definitely more important than the first one, but the first is entertaining and makes the title of this post make sense. Plus, I stole the idea from my friend Julie.
You want to know the other thing? I can check to see if you’re registered if you live in Oregon. So you can’t lie and say you are if you aren’t. Creepy, huh? Lies don’t make friends!