Tuesday, September 30, 2008

I Just Voted for Barack Obama....

I'm proud of the part that I've played this moment in history. I caucused for Obama in Iowa, I volunteered for the campaign, housed staffers and now I've sent in my absentee ballot for the general election.

Given the anticipated turnout for election day, I felt it'd be a good idea to vote absentee. Also, I'll be out knocking on doors or giving rides to the polling places so I made sure to get my own vote out of the way so that I'd be completely free to do whatever it takes on the big day.

Voting early or absentee is REALLY easy and you'll benefit in a few ways!
  1. The campaigns won't call you anymore....seriously. They know when people have voted (not how you voted, but just that you've turned in a ballot) and your name is removed from the calling lists. So, if you're tired of being contacted by campaigns here's your way out!
  2. You get your vote in when it's convenient for you and you won't have to worry about inclement weather or a late meeting keeping you from the polls. And given how crappy Iowa weather can be in November, it'll be nice not to wait in line outside. :)
  3. You're free to help other people get to the polls or to help out the campaign in your area.
Whether you intend to vote early or not, go to www.voteforchange.com and at least make sure that you're registered to vote and that your address is correct. It's super easy to use and you'll be able to register to vote, request an absentee ballot, or find your polling place!

I did my part, now do yours. :)

Obama-Biden '08!

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