Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Be Ready to Vote

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Election Day is just over a month away, but deadlines to register to vote are approaching as quickly as this week. You have been preparing for months to ensure that women's voices and issues are heard on November 4; now is the time to make sure your vote is counted.
Be Sure That You Are Registered to Vote.Be sure that you are registered to vote and that your voter information is current. Registration deadlines vary by state, but several states require registrations to be filed 30 days before the election, so don't put it off. See a list of voter registration deadlines for all states here.

Encourage Other Women to Register and Vote.Forward this e-mail to other women you know and encourage them to register to vote too.

Request an Absentee Ballot or Vote Early.If you won't be able to make it to your polling place on Election Day, request an absentee ballot. The League of Women Voters Education Fund's website has an online absentee ballot request tool. Some states also allow for early voting in advance of Election Day. Contact your state election office to see if this is an option in your state.

Get Informed. Find out how where the candidates stand on issues important to women and girls. AAUW's voter guides will help voters make informed decisions on where candidates in the presidential race and in hot congressional races stand on AAUW issues, and the Congressional Voting Record for the 110th Congress gives our members and the public critical information about how members of Congress voted on AAUW priority issues.

Learn more about how you can make a difference with AAUW's Voter Education Campaign. Together, we can ensure women's voices and issues are heard on Election Day.

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