Monday, October 27, 2008


The election is one week away. Have you registered yet? If not, don't panic. You can register at your polling place if you live in Minnesota. The first step is to follow the link to the Minnesota Secretary of State's website:


On this page you kind general information regarding polling times, as well as how exactly you can go about registering at your polling place. First off, are you eligible to vote?

>will you be at least 18-years-old on Election Day

>are a citizen of the United States

>have you resided in Minnesota for 20 days immediately preceding Election Day

>do you have a felony conviction record discharged, expired, or completed

>you are not under court-ordered guardianship where a court has revoked your voting rights

>you have not been ruled legally incompetent by a court of law

If you meet these requirements and are not already registered, you can register on election day. To register at your polling place on Election Day, you must have one of the following with your current name and address in the precinct to verify your residence:

  • A valid Minnesota driver’s license, learner’s permit, Minnesota ID card, or receipt for any of these
  • A valid student ID card including your photo, if your college has provided a student housing list to election officials
  • A Tribal ID card that contains your picture and signature
  • A valid registration in the same precinct under a different name or address
  • A notice of late registration sent to you by your county auditor or city clerk
  • A voter registered in the same precinct as you who can confirm your address with a signed oath
  • An employee of the residential facility where you live who can confirm your address with a signed oath

Finally, you need to figure out where you can cast your vote! Follow this link to determine where you can go to cast your vote on Tuesday, November 4th:

This election is turning out to be one of great historical significance, not only because of the major party candidates, but also because of the events swirling around the world. Every year we hear people saying that they aren't going to vote because their vote doesn't matter. The fact is that if you don't vote then you have no right to complain about what goes on in this country. If you don't vote, then you get the government you asked for, whether you like it or not.

This is important. Your vote can change the world.

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