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Are You Registered to Vote?

By Sarah Collins

You’ve been glued to CNN for months, to the point that you think it literally "equals politics." You’ve gobbled up punditry by the boatload. You are politically engaged and deeply passionate about the fate of the country.

But have you registered to vote? Ahh, minor details. If you answered "no" or "I have no idea," check out Vote for Change for answers to all your registration questions. You can use the site to:

  • Figure out whether or not you’re already registered, and if so, where? (If you’re anything like me, any recollection of the 2006 midterm elections has faded deeply into oblivion.)
  • Switch your voter registration to a new state (assuming you are actually a resident there now).
  • Register to vote for the first time.
  • Find early vote locations. (If you’re one of the people of utmost conviction, you can avoid Election Day lines and just get it over with now.)

This tool was created by the Obama campaign, as you may have guessed from the slogan-y name and the subtle campaign logo in the rural motif down at the bottom. But if you’re a Republican who can weather a little subliminal messaging (c’mon, be strong!), the Vote for Change is really the most intuitive site I’ve found for dealing with registration issues. Remember: the deadline to register and be eligible to vote in the November 4, 2008 General Election is October 6, 2008

Plan to vote absentee? Find out who you need to contact in your state of residence here.

Vote for Change [via Le Interweb]

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