Your running out of time, November 8th is just around the corner. Are you registered to vote? If not why not take advantage of registering right at home on your computer, it’s fast and easy to do, you can even register to vote by mail and avoid the crowds at the voting booths.
Perhaps one of the most important jobs as an American citizen is to elect the next President of the United States. Although voting season is one of the most crucial times of the year, an alarming 42.5% of American citizens didn’t vote in the 2012 election year.
Whether this was due to the fact that they didn’t care to or didn’t know just how easy it is to get register to vote online these days. And if you’re not sure whether or not you’re registered to vote, you can also find that out online. To check whether or not your state is set up for registering online you can check it out here.
So let’s get started and get you registered before it’s too late and you miss out on a chance of a lifetime. This election year is turning out to be historically in the fact that you have two unpopular running presidential nominees.
Basic Requirements to be able to vote are that you are a US citizen by birth or naturalization and are of the age 18 by Nov 8th. Now each state may have some additional rules like criminal conviction status, residency dates, or controversial voter ID requirements.
Use your Social Media site:
Have you ever thought about the fact that maybe there’s more to Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter than just funny pictures and videos of babies laughing hysterically at someone ripping a newspaper?
These formats are ideal because they not only allow you to register to vote online as well, but you can also talk to the people around you and make it a community effort to make sure everyone knows who they want to vote for and actually go through with it.
For Facebook, they typically send out a reminder to those above age 18 to vote and they even provide a Vote Now button to make it that much easier.
Once you do that, it will change the voter status on your profile page. Now since each social media platform is different, it’s up to you to keep your eye out for the promotion of the voting registration process in each one.
- You can visit the webpage and enter your phone number and they will guide you through filling out the voter registration form via text for the state you live in. Or you can just text HELLO to 384-387 to start the process. And if you don’t want to use your phone you can use Facebook Messenger to text HELLO to complete your registration.
All you have to do here is select your state from the map and enter your email address, they will then take you through the steps for your state and will even let you know if your state has online registering or not. If your state does not have online registration they will give you a link to your states government page where you can find out where to register.
This is one of the simplest options when it comes to voting because it set up in a quick and easy three-step process. You simply select your location from the map displayed on the home page, fill out the form accordingly, and then print out the form to mail it in. The great thing about this website is that they cater specifically to those who tend not to vote, and try to get them involved with such an easy process. As long as you have a solid internet connection and a stamp to mail the form in, they take care of the rest.
- Select your state or territory from a drop down list and from there you will be taken to a page with the web page address where you can complete the online registration.
- Here you can register to vote, check your status or update your registration in a matter of minutes by entering your information and clicking continue. From there select what you want to do from the list of options. Simple 🙂
Here they make voting easy, they will make sure you know when elections are happening and any information you will need to vote. All you have to do is sign up with them and get registered to vote.
Downloading a Registration Form:
If you don’t have social media and happen to live in a place where you don’t have great internet connection, don’t fret. You can easily go to your local library and look up a downloadable voter registration form from a website that offers them like www.eac.gov to take home with you and fill out.
Although, there might be a printing fee depending on where you live and which library you go to. Once you’ve filled out the form completely and carefully, just mail it to the address that your state has selected and you’re done. You should receive a confirmation letter in the mail in a few days to let you know that your form was accepted.
So as you can see there’s no excuse to not vote when these easily accessible methods have been made available to everyone. It only takes a few minutes of your time, but it could change your entire future. Take the time to vote online. It’s never been simpler.
Now it’s time to go and Register to Vote!
Have any questions about registering to vote? You can leave them in the comment section below. And if you would like to share your thoughts on registering to Vote, I would love to hear them!
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