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03 October 2008 @ 06:10 pm
Voting and Registrration  
While this YouTube video about voting and getting registered has been making the rounds and has some good points, I would just like to point out that, at least in Wisconsin and Minnesota, preregistration to vote is not necessary. However, if you are not registered, they are pretty strict about the requirements to register at the polling place.

South Dakota does require preregistration (to be received at least 15 days before the election) however, interestingly enough, North Dakota does not require voter registration at all.

Preregistering remains a good idea, of course, but even if you fail to do so, there's not necessarily any excuse not to go and vote on election day. Just saying.


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DameJdamej on October 3rd, 2008 11:55 pm (UTC)
The League of Women Voters has a handy site for finding voting information (deadlines, registration information and a polling place finder) here: http://vote411.org/


shavasueshavasue on October 4th, 2008 03:05 am (UTC)
Giles and I both can get people registered in Wisconsin if you find us before October 14th.

If you want to know where you vote, you can check http://www.ci.madison.wi.us/election/voter/Where.cfm

Information in Madison about getting absentee ballots is at: http://vpa.wi.gov/

If you want to know if you're registered, you can go to http://vpa.wi.gov/. This will also tell you when you voted and who all your representatives and other elected officials are.

And just about any other question about voting can be answered at http://elections.state.wi.us/
Eliane/Jennifer: Colleen speaksgflower on October 4th, 2008 05:00 pm (UTC)
Wow, thanks for the Voter Public Access link! I'm amazed at how much info you can get there. My entire voting history is there, back to my first election in 1989. Also there's a complete list of ALL my legislators/elected officials/judiciary WITH links to contact information. This is the kind of thing we all hope the Internet will do for us, right?