Friday, September 16, 2016

voting is one crap I do not care to give | umm....

A few years back — long past the time anything could be done about that year's elections — someone I prize a great deal wisecracked, "I'm not registered to vote, so I don't give a crap."

Without much thought, but I hope not too ungenerously, I cracked back: "Should that be, 'I don't give a crap, so I'm not registered to vote?'"

I get it that some people don't believe their vote can make a difference in the kind of world (or neighborhood) where we conduct our lives, raise children and hope for the best. But I'm still surprised when the young, and parents, and would-be parents, and youth workers and anyone else who cares about the young, don't force their way to the front of the voting line — just in case it should turn out they're wrong ... just in case it should turn out their vote is the one that tips an important race one way or the other.

And for what it's worth ... as it turns out, "I thought I was registered ... oops," isn't a convincing anything. Here's a secure website sponsored by Rock the Vote where you can check your status while there's still time to fix a problem if there is one.

And here's a secure site where you can register.

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