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Monday, November 5, 2012

V-O-T-E! Vote! Vote! Vote!

Remember when I posted a few months ago about the guy who came into the library to get a voter registration form and it was really inspiring to me and I talked about how much I love voting and how I think it's really important? Well, THIS IS YOUR FRIENDLY-slash-ANNOYING REMINDER TO VOTE! THE TIME HAS COME! 

No matter what anyone tells you, Election Day is TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6th. There have been some bad people out there trying to trick voters into thinking it's a different day. C'mon, son. 

IMPORTANT: if you live in NYC, your polling site may have changed because of hurricane damage. Please check out this PDF document from the NYC Board of Elections to double check. 

Here's information about transportation to polling sites in Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island

There used to be a great site that compiled links for aaaalll of the State Election Boards for each state in one place, but alas, it seems to be defunct. But, in case you've never used a computer before, it's really easy to find out the information for your particular state: just Google your state name + board of elections and WHAM. Information city. You are are a voting GENIUS. You're like the Indiana Jones + Stephen Hawking + Bon Jovi of voting. Boards of Election BOW BEFORE THE BREADTH OF YOUR KNOWLEDGE AND WEEP AT THE STRENGTH OF YOUR POWER. 

Anyway. Sorry. 

Remember, if you have problems at your polling place, you have rights. Please contact your board of elections and let them know if there's something shady going on. I get really, really angry about voter suppression or disenfranchisement and I want to see that it doesn't happen. So don't be afraid to speak up if you are being treated unfairly. And everyone please be nice to each other and to poll workers. We're all in this together! (I don't want to see more stories like this.) 

Lastly, just for fun, here are some voting-related posters I like. GO OUT THERE AND GET YOURS, AMERICA! 













*Sorry for all the caps in this blog post. I am REALLY EXCITED ABOUT VOTING.

3 comments:

  1. ME TOO!! I THINK IT IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS WE CAN DO. I WORKED AS A POLL WORKER MANY YEARS AND WAS APPALLED AT HOW FEW FOLKS SHOW UP ON NON-POTUS YEARS.

    *sorry for all caps, I'm REALLY EXCITED ABOUT VOTING TOO.

    xo,
    SL

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  2. Just a quick note to let you know that I included your blog in an article entitled "The 25 Top Library Blogs" I had published in InFocus by Library Works / Librarians Yellow Pages. I also repurposed / republished it on Rivistas Subscription Services site at http://libraries.rivistas.com/top-25-library-blogs/

    Thanks for having such a great library oriented blog!

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