21 September 2016

Have you checked your voter registration status recently? DO IT NOW, AND GET REGISTERED TO VOTE IF YOU AREN'T!

WITH all the changes in voter registration requirements it will benefit all to check to make sure your voter registration is current. Don't wait until October to find out if you are registered, check now, and get registered if you aren't, a link to register to vote in your state! Remember, DEMOCRACY IS NOT A SPECTATOR SPORT!  +rockthevote has a detailed page on the last day you can register to vote and a link to register for each state.
I don't need to tell you this election -- like every election before it -- is critical. Beyond the possibility of Democrats seizing control of the White House, Senate and House, there are crucial gubernatorial, state legislature, municipal seats and ballot initiatives at stake.

We've seen nefarious GOP operatives do their worst to bar likely Democratic voters from the polls. But even great election officials purge polls, have registration snafus or changes in law that could put your ability to vote in jeopardy.

To ensure that members of the Daily Kos community are able to vote in November, we've teamed up with, a one stop shop where you can check your registration status, update your voter registration and sign up to receive an absentee ballot.

Checking your registration status takes less than 3 minutes. Click here to ensure you can vote come November. The address section works best if you use the dropdown menu that appears once you begin typing. No need to add your apartment number, the system can check your registration status without it.

Already registered? Great! If you are interested in receiving an absentee or early vote ballot, click here to see if you're eligible in your state.

You're a great Democrat and have probably voted in every election but voter rolls get purged regularly, especially in advance of large elections and laws may have changed in Virginia since you last voted. With voter registration deadlines fast approaching, it's just better to ensure your registration is current -- and use the opportunity to make sure our family and friends are also set-up to vote.

Here are some common reason voters become ineligible:
  • If you have moved since the last time you voted
  • A name change has occurred
  • You switched political parties
  • You cannot remember the last time you voted
  • Voting laws have changed since the last time you voted
If any of the above situations apply to you, then you could be at risk for being denied the right to vote. We cannot take that chance.

Please take 3 minutes to check your voter registration status, by clicking here and following the steps outlines.

Registration current? Congrats! See if you're eligible for early or absentee voting -- and sign up to cast your ballot before everyone else -- by clicking on this link.

Keep fighting,
Monique Teal, Daily Kos

P.S. Help us make sure every eligible voter you know is registered by sharing the website. Click here for the link. Every person who shares helps us reach three more voters and could help us win important races in November.