Thursday, October 16, 2008

Memo from the Episcopal Public Policy Network

The following is an e-mail that is actually helpful, non-partisan information (which is sometimes a novelty with EPPN) about voting, etc.
-The Archer


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With the final Presidential debate behind us and just 19 days until the election, it's time for us to vote!

Have you registered? In some states the deadline may have passed, but in many you can register to vote up until election day! Check you registration status and registration deadlines here.

Absentee Ballots & Early Voting. It can be hard to get to the polls on Election Day. In many states you can take advantage of opportunities to go ahead and vote before Election Day either by requesting and returning an absentee ballot or through early-voting where it is available. Find out if your state has early voting or if you can receive an absentee ballot, here.

Know Your Ballot. You can learn more about the candidates on your ballot, here, or through your local Secretary of State. That's also where you can find out about initiatives that will also be on the ballot. Help Out on Election Day. With record turn-out predicted, volunteers to help ensure that things go smoothly are critical. Contact your local elections office to see if there are still opportunities to volunteer through a non-partisan poll watching organization like The National Committee for Fair Elections. Also, check with people in your congregation that don't drive and make sure they have an absentee ballot or a ride to the polls on Election Day.

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