2012 Voter Info
The 2012 U.S. general election is extremely important for several reasons.
Of course, we decide whether or not President Obama will stay in office. In addition, many members of Congress, governors, and state and local officials will also meet their fate at the voting booth on Election Day.
Do not be fooled, though. There is a strong conservative push for VOTER SUPPRESSION during this election cycle! The idea is to keep certain groups of people (esp. students, minorities, and seniors) away from the polls to affect the outcomes.
Voter apathy in 2010 helped a lot of people win races they should not have. Please do not help the cause with laziness this year.
You and every other voter in this country are the key to the results of this election. Knowledge is power, so arm yourself with the facts about the voting landscape. Do not complain about the system if you aren’t willing to vote to CHANGE it. I don’t care who you vote for. Just let your voice be heard.
Election Day is Tuesday, November 6, 2012. Remember that in several states, early voting can start a few weeks before the election.
Here are some helpful links for the elections this fall:
VOTER REGISTRATION INFORMATION
- Can I Vote? – Use the drop-down menu to pick your state and be taken directly to your Secretary of State’s information about voting.
- Early Voting – Does your state have it? Check out the map for details. If they do, then you can find more information on the Can I Vote? page for dates, etc.
VOTER ID LAWS
- Voter ID Map – Click on your state to learn more about the proper documentation needed to vote at the polls. **(Please note that many states’ voter ID laws have become stricter since 2008.)**
If you live in one of the 12 battleground states (plus Georgia), it’s especially important to note your voter registration deadlines for the 2012 general election.
- October 9 – Colorado (PDF file), Florida, Georgia, Michigan, New Mexico, Ohio (PDF file), and Pennsylvania
- October 12 – North Carolina
- October 15 – Virginia
- October 16 - Nevada
- October 20 – Wisconsin
- October 27 – Iowa and New Hampshire
PLEASE SHARE THIS INFORMATION WITH ALL OF YOUR SOCIAL NETWORKS! If you’re a blogger, consider dedicating a quick post with a link back to this page. We have to help one another to be informed at a grassroots level. This is not about any particular candidate, but rather your right to vote as an American citizen.
Thanks in advance!