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Where Do I Vote?

Friday, October 31st, 2008

In the 2004 presidential, 10% of people who didn’t vote claim that they didn’t because they didn’t know where to go. To help alleviate that problem, The Google has created a tool that makes it easy to find out where exactly where you polling place is located.
Go to maps.google.com/vote and enter your home address and […]

You Still Haven’t Done it Yet, Have You?

Friday, October 31st, 2008

You still haven’t checked your registration, have you? You don’t think you’ve been purged, do you? Well, sit back and let me tell you some real Halloween tales.
From US Politics Today:
Start with the fact that 39 states already have purged 13 million voters off the voters’ rolls since 2004.
Yes, you heard that right. At least […]

Only 2 More Business Days to Check Your Registration

Friday, October 31st, 2008

Voter roll purging is this election season’s new black. Unfortunately, it’s not fabulous. So take what little time you have between now and next Tuesday and check your registration - whether this is your first election or you’ve been voting every year since you were 18.
VotersUnite.org has the instructions on how to check your registration […]

Good News from Pennsylvania

Friday, October 31st, 2008

Pennsylvania does not have early voting and the turnout is expected to be heavy, so this good news from the Centre Daily Times is very welcome:
Pennsylvania election officials will make paper ballots available to voters if half the machines at a polling place break down, they said, declining to appeal a federal judge’s emergency order […]

Undervotes - The Scary Canary

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

In 2004 massive get-out-the-vote efforts created a huge turnout on Election Day, bringing more voters to the polls than ever before. But in key states (and The Keystone state), many voters showed up at the polls and waited in long lines for hours only to later discover the voting machines showed many of them had […]

The Pledge

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

Join Reverend Jesse Jackson, Tom Hayden, Barbara Ehrenreich, Manning Marable, Norman Solomon, Rabbi Michael Lerner, Van Jones, Holly Near, Emily Levy, Jim Hightower, Mark Crispin Miller, Uncounted filmmaker David Earnhardt, and nearly 80 other leading voting rights advocates and sign the “No More Stolen Elections” Pledge. The No More Stolen Elections Pledge is designed to […]

How to See Uncounted if You Can’t Make it to a The Damned Concert

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

UPDATED: As you know, Uncounted is screening on Starz at many set times in October, twice on Election Day eve (Monday, 11/3, Starz Edge at 9:40am and 7:35pm ET/PT) and four times on Election Day (Tuesday, 11/4, Starz Cinema at 11:45am and 8:35pm ET/PT and Starz Cinema W at 2:45pm and 11:35 ET/PT)
What you might […]

Uncounted Punk Rocks the Vote

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

When Pinch, drummer for the seminal and socially conscious punk rock band The Damned, emailed us last week, he made us an offer we couldn’t refuse. Would you like to expose 10,000+ potential voters to the issue of election integrity?
Why, yes, thank you. So, starting tonight in San Francisco, and for the first week of […]

UPDATED: Stop, Drop & Poll - What You Can Do if You Have Problems Voting

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

Greetings to you, lovers of participatory democracy!

Check Your Work

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

Remember when your third grade teacher told you to “check your work?” Yeah, well, everything you need to know about verifying your vote you learned in 3rd grade.
In the following video, Jackson County, WV (where stories of vote flipping about this early voting season) County Clerk Jeff Waybright demonstrates that an uncalibrated - and supposedly […]

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