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Friday, October 17, 2008

Check your vote Thursday night!

November 4th is fast approaching -- are you registered to vote? No wait, are you SURE?

In an effort to ensure only eligible, registered voters cast a ballot in this election, some areas are purging their voter rolls of suspected duplicate or invalid registrations. In the process, some voters may be purged in error. Every eligible voter is encouraged to check your registration status well before the election, so that any mistakes might be resolved in time, especially if you've moved, changed your name, or haven't voted in a while. Washington State hasn't had as many problems with this as some other states have, but it never hurts to double-check!

Go to to check your status yourself. It's easy, and only takes a minute or two. Or, stop by the Antique Sandwich near Pt. Defiance this Thursday or next between 5 and 6:30 p.m. We'll be happy to verify your status on the spot and answer any questions you might have.

Questions? Call 253-507-9460.




Stephanie Frieze said...

Thanks for the great post, Cheryl! Voters should be aware that despite rumors they may hear, they are not prevented from voting due to parking tickets or back taxes or anything similar. Women and people of color have fought too hard for the right to vote to allow anyone to intimidate them. Nov. 4th is a day for Americans to exercise their most blessed right.

LuckyCharm said...

Thanks for commenting, Stephanie. Here's an article in MSNBC that highlights the need for every voter to check his or her status well in advance of election day:

"Thousands of voters across the country must reestablish their eligibility in the next three weeks in order for their votes to count on Nov. 4, a result of new state registration systems that are incorrectly rejecting them."

"The scramble to verify voter registrations is happening as states switch from locally managed lists of voters to statewide databases, a change required by federal law and hailed by many as a more efficient and accurate way to keep lists up to date."

Read the whole story for more. And stop by Thursday to check your vote with us!



Lorraine Hart said...

Cheryl, you've worked really hard for quite some time now and I'd like to thank you for it.

You rock the vote girlfriend!!

Cheers...with much appreciation,

JosephMcG said...

Say hey... I voted Monday... thanks, Cheryl
nunc vir Americanus Africanus cum gaudio maximo ad caela stavit.

literal translation of the Latin
now the man American African with joy the greatest has stood to the heavens...

And to that question... who did I vote for...

Ha Ha Ha


Stephanie Frieze said...

Hey, Cheryl. My mother is a registered voter in Pacific County, but in a nursing home in Gig Harbor right now. Her absentee ballot did not get forwarded and now she wants to know if she can still vote. Do we contact Pacific or Pierce County about this?