Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Vote Early!


If you live in one of these 32 states, you may be able to vote early! AK,AZ,AR,CA,CO,FL,GA,HI,ID,IL,IN,IA,KS,LA,ME,MT,

Did you know you may be able to vote early or absentee in your state as early as today?

You are one of the lucky ones. Not all states allow early or absentee voting, but yours does--and you don't even need an excuse! You just need to be a registered voter.

The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot falls between Oct. 24 and Oct. 31 in most states, but apply early (as in right now!) to give your elections office and the postal service plenty of time to get you a ballot. Visit your very own Secretary of State's Web site to learn more about your state's specific absentee and in-person early voting requirements. You can get there from this link:

Also, tell your friends to vote absentee or early, too. But remember--you can only vote early or absentee if you're a registered voter. Some states also allow same day registration and voting on Election Day, but why wait?

The deadline to turn in your voter registration form is this week in 31 states! MomsRising makes it easy to register with our online form. Fill it out and mail it today.

To register, visit:

After you've registered, don't forget to check out if you can vote early or absentee in your state. This lets you vote when it's convenient for you, and avoid those long lines on Election Day!

Lots of us have good intentions of voting, but then the big day rolls around and our child gets sick, or we have to work late, or some other unforeseen event prevents us from making it to the polls. Vote early, and put your mind at ease. Then, if you have time on Election Day, volunteer to help other moms make it to the polls, perhaps by watching their kids while they vote.

This election is going to be very close, and moms everywhere are counting on you to exercise your right to vote--a right we sometimes take for granted.

Thanks for doing your part. Together we can build a more family-friendly America.

--Tracy, Laura, Katie, Kristin and the entire team.

P.S. Another great voting resource is: