Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Voting Ain't Easy

I figured as long as I'm passing out voting help that I should mention this. If you're one of the many people who've registered at university this year, you might want to check carefully where you're registered. If you're registered in your home district rather than the one near your school you might have a problem.

In Michigan, at least, newly registered voters are required to show up and present photo ID at their polling place for their first vote. You can't vote via absentee ballet for your first time around, in other words.

You can get around this by presenting your ID at your local county clerk's office. But if, like at least one of my cousins, you're attending school halfway across the country, that's going to be a bit of a hassel since you have to show up in person.

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