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What Do Snooki, Ninjas, and Smartphones Have to Do With Voting?

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Published on Sep 18, 2012

http://nationalvoterregistrationday.org
http://mycuentame.org
In 2008, 6 million Americans didn't vote because they missed a registration deadline or didn't know how to register. In 2012, we want to make sure no one is left out.
On September 25, 2012, volunteers, celebrities, and organizations from all over the country will "hit the streets" for National Voter Registration Day. This single day of coordinated field, technology and media efforts will create pervasive awareness of voter registration opportunities--allowing us to reach tens of thousands of voters or more who we could not reach otherwise.
What It Means
• Volunteers at transportation hubs, retail stores, sporting, and concerts.
• Technology to help eligible voters find registration drives nearby.
• A network of grassroots, local organizations engaged in their own communities.
• Tens of thousands of voters registering to vote online and offline in a single day.
What It Will Accomplish
• Register Voters: A network of a thousand organizations operating on the ground and through social media will register tens of thousands of voters in the field and tens of thousands more online--while also receiving pledges to vote from the already registered.
• Mobilize Volunteers: By engaging nonprofits not usually engaged in voter registration drives and amplifying existing drives through event-based recruitment and cultural outreach, National Voter Registration Day will bring thousands of additional volunteer voter registrars into the field just when we need them most.
• Educate Eligible Voters: Millions of voters need to register and re-register every year. By utilizing new technology and leveraging cultural partners, we'll educate more Americans than ever before, bringing new voters into the fold.
• Change the Conversation: National Voter Registration Day will be an opportunity to put our differences aside and celebrate the rights that unite us as Americans.

Comments • 37

Strugglebuggie TV
voting? is for sheep...
Gibs36251
You can't just pick two demographics of the same size and assume they are the same people in both groups. It's not like everyone who failed to register to vote was too busy watching jersey shore. Presenting the numbers this way is dishonest.
Vierotchka
The Swiss system is excellent - all those eligible to vote will receive by post their voting card which they fill-in with their signature and date of birth, the ballots on which they put an X with ink next to the candidate or issues they are voting for (or against in a yes or no choice), a blue envelope for the ballots. They can then either go to the polls on voting day (always a Sunday) or send their voting card and blue envelope in a special envelope by post before the voting day. Flawless.
bleunt
We don't have that problem in my country, and we don't have to register to vote. Every citizen 18 and older get papers home to the address. These papers are brought to the election halls, where they are used to mark off that you have voted. You don't need a photo ID, but if you don't have one then someone with photo ID has to confirm your identity. 80-85 of eligible voters vote here. Compared to the US, where it's usually below 60%. When Obama was elected it was the highest in several decades. 
DeagleBeagle
But it increases the amount of stupid voters. How do you know it will encourage them to educate themselves? All it is doing is telling them to vote. There are lots of people that vote and don't research. I don't get your point at all. There is no guarantee that they will research anymore than they did before. And it may actually be bad that there are more voters, because then the smart votes get polluted by the dumb votes. The smart people dont need any encouragement to vote. 
Ren Hoek
I'm not complaining i'm just being truthfull. 
greenback001
From Sun Tzu's The Art of War: "The enemy of my enemy is my freind."
greenback001
The establishment finances subversion and encourages non participation in other nations to unseat power because it is effective and does not require massive military intervention. They then try to grab a hold of the replacement power group or interest replacing the ousted power. They don't always get what they planned for. If RussiaToday (russian-establishment-media) wants to promote real political truth in the USA, we can use such influence. We just make sure we grab the helm when king falls.
greenback001
Imagine if 10% of the country does not participate with the establishment's rigged political system. Do u think if 90% of the nation recognized the establishment's illegitimate authority that the establishment would wield as much power as if they had 90% of the pop participating in their rigged system? It's one direction or the other. Take over local political structures with authentic WeThePeople interest, ignore centralized power. It's a slower process of taking back power but less bloodshed.
greenback001
The Establishment is a different entity than WeThPeople. Establishment manages WeThePeople thru a rigged political system. Their power compared to other establishment powers, ChinaRussiaBrasilIndia..., their competitors & their enemies, is reliant on keeping the US pop. under their control. If they lose control of us, they lose power amongst the real geopower structure. They become weaker. WeThePeople have more potential against a weaker enemy. We negate their system by not participating in it.
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