I just wanted to remind everyone that Monday is the final day to register if you want to vote in this November’s election. I’m sort of assuming that everyone who reads this blog is already registered, but you never know. So if you aren’t registered, please do it today.
Registering to vote to almost impossibly easy. Did you know that you can actually do it online? That’s right. You don’t even have to hunt down a registration form at your nearest library or post office anymore. Everything can be taken care of from the comfort of your living room. Or wherever it is that you’re using the internet.
So, assuming you’re registered, chances are you probably know someone who isn’t. Or maybe your friends are registered, but not in Oakland, cause they moved recently. Make sure they get registered here! A couple I know just bought a place in Oakland after nine years of living in Berkeley. The day they moved in, I showed up on their doorstep with a bottle of wine and two voter registration forms. NN, OO, At-large Council: these are all important choices this November that we’re going to have to live with for a long time.
So there you go. Make sure you’re registered at your current address, and make sure your friends are registered. Don’t assume they are! I just found out last week that a friend I’ve known for five years has never voted and never registered. Amazing, isn’t it? So ask, double check, and all that. And remember, it’s super easy. Everyone can register online at rockthevote.com.