Monday, September 8, 2008

18-29? Not white? You're not a "likely voter."

So I was listening to the radio this morning and heard the latest Gallup poll results for the presidential candidates. There were two sets of numbers: total respondents and "likely voters." The commentator went on to define "likely voters" as white, older, and voting in the last election. People of color and young people are not really expected to go to the ballot box. Hmm, could that be true? Even this time, when there has been so much enthusiasm among people of all ages and backgrounds? Are you going to stand for that? Nah, I didn't think so.

So if you haven't already registered to vote, here is some info on doing that. Registered in another county or state? It's not too late to switch your registration to somewhere closer by:

In Tennessee
Register to Vote or Check your Precinct Location

Anywhere else
Project Vote/Rock the Vote

Also, the MTSU Library will host a voter registration table on September 24 and 25. We'll remind you later.

Not sure who you're voting for? Check out these sites to see where the candidates stand on the issues.

CNN Election Center 2008
NPR 2008 Election Issues: Candidate Positions
On the Issues

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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