Registering to vote and voting absentee - it's that time of election year again!

(Cross-posted at Michigan Liberal, Blogging for Michigan, West Michigan Rising, and Great Lakes, Great Times, Great Scott)

If you're reading this, you're probably registered to vote. Yay!

But you most likely have a few friends, relatives, coworkers, neighbors, roommates, etc., who are not registered.

You have two weeks to change that!

October 4 is the last day to register to vote in time for this fall's elections. Here's your voter-registration form, and here's the place to go to check to see if you're registered, so even if you know where you're registered, be sure to pass the word!

Speaking of voting, absentee ballots should be available this week, so if you haven't gotten your absentee application in, do so soon! (Okay, you can apply for an absentee ballot anytime between now and the Saturday before the election, October 30, but the sooner, the better!)

(PS: Anyone who has not registered to vote before should definitely register in person at their clerk's office, if possible. If they don't, they'll have to either vote in person on Election Day or apply for their absentee ballot in person at the clerk's office.)


Dems hit the airwaves

I have a couple of thoughts: One, the background music seems a little too relaxing, too cheery, if you will, to get the message across. Two, they should use more personal stories in their ads. I know the MDP is just launching their ad wars, but think about the personal story that was involved in the Sleeping Judge ad from 2008.

This ad by US Rep. Mark Schauer (D-MI-07) is also on the air, this time with the faces of some of the people who would be affected by Tim Walberg's policies: