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Serenity
10-04-2008, 10:11 PM
My name is Melissa Hollern. I am 35. And today-- I received my first voter registration card. :D Why it took me so damn long to do this is anyone's guess. But I never truly complained about who was in office because I never did my part to either put them there, or vote for someone to replace them. That is no longer a valid excuse for me. So come November-- watch out. Because there's someone else out here with a voice to be heard.

:cool:

By the way, I find this very, VERY cool!

vixey
10-04-2008, 10:18 PM
Congrats!! Here's what you get to do that day


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Maryn
10-04-2008, 10:39 PM
Excellent. It's good to step up and affect the process.

Maryn, who still feels guilty for missing that one schoolboard vote in 92

Zoombie
10-04-2008, 10:43 PM
Sweet! I just need to fill out one last thing on my registration form, then send it out!


I still have time, right? I'd kill myself if I missed THIS election!

regdog
10-04-2008, 10:44 PM
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Serenity
10-04-2008, 10:58 PM
Sweet! I just need to fill out one last thing on my registration form, then send it out!


I still have time, right? I'd kill myself if I missed THIS election!

There's a site that tells you when you have to be registered in order to vote in this election here (http://www.rockthevote.com/electioncenter/). Just go to your state and all the info you need is there, including deadlines. Come join me! :D

eta: actually, if I had scrolled down the Rock the Vote website, each state's registration deadlines are posted right there. And some have already passed, so I hope you get it on time! Duh....

Edit of the edit: The duh was for me not looking, not you not being able to register. :P Also I looked a little closer. I think there's only one state that the deadline is past, most of them are today or after, so get out there!!!! And a hint: I registered at my DMV when I switched my license, but I think you can go there any time to register. Luck!

Hillary
10-05-2008, 12:17 AM
Yay! Good for you!

*hijacks thread for a second*

I've only voted by absentee ballot... I'm stupidly excited I'm living at home this year, and I'll be out of classes and home by 6:30pm, and my polls are open until 8:00pm... So I am actually going to get to GO to the polls this time, rather than mail away an absentee ballot!

Yippie!

truelyana
10-05-2008, 12:19 AM
Yey way to go, and I am happy that you are enjoying it. :)

JimmyB27
10-05-2008, 12:29 AM
Hurrah, now you can pretend you have a voice too.

wyntermoon
10-05-2008, 12:33 AM
Hurrah, now you can pretend you have a voice too.

Thank you, Captain Buzzkill. Any puppies you'd like to kick on the way out today?

Serenity
10-05-2008, 12:56 AM
Hurrah, now you can pretend you have a voice too.


Thank you, Captain Buzzkill. Any puppies you'd like to kick on the way out today?

Eh, don't worry because I give that a big 'whatever' since your voice can be as loud or as soft as you want it to be.

I'm excited. So :wag:to the pessimists! :D

benbradley
10-05-2008, 01:09 AM
Congratulations!

I first voted when I was 18, mostly because my father was in the same class at the Naval Academy as Georgia governor Jimmy Carter, who happened to be running for President in 1976. I wasn't very "politically aware" back then, and don't know if I would have voted had there not been that connection.

Unique
10-05-2008, 04:45 AM
w00t!



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Ol' 61
10-05-2008, 04:59 AM
Good for you! See ya at the polls!

My first election was in 1980. I voted for Carter. He didn't win. <sniff!> But he went on to establish Habitat for Humanity, so it all worked out in the end.

Serenity
10-05-2008, 08:40 AM
Good for you! See ya at the polls!

My first election was in 1980. I voted for Carter. He didn't win. <sniff!> But he went on to establish Habitat for Humanity, so it all worked out in the end.

Yeah, I couldn't vote in that election, as I was 6 at the time... LOL But I do remember it because (and sorry about this) but I bet my mom a dollar (Hey, I was 6 and it was 1980) that Carter would lose to Reagan. I probably registered as a Democrat in a subconscious effort to erase that bet... :D