The minute I turned 18, I went online and printed out a voter registration form. I don't make a habit of discussing politics with most people (especially on the internet), mostly because, in my experience, it just leads to a bunch of pissed off self-righteousness (we're all guilty of it sometimes) that doesn't really get counterbalanced by patient listening. However, I have no problem saying that I think it's incredibly important to educate yourself about what's happening in your state, country, and the world at large. As a citizen of a democracy, it's equally important to exercise your right to vote.
Registration deadlines for those eligible to vote in the upcoming election are fast approaching - some are as soon as tomorrow. Check the list and get your forms in!
Deadline: October 6, 2012
Alaska, Hawaii, Mississippi, Nevada, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Washington (state)
Deadline: October 9, 2012
Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Montana, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Washington D.C.
Deadline: October 10, 2012
Deadline: October 12, 2012
Idaho, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma
Deadline: October 13, 2012
Deadline: October 15, 2012
Deadline: October 16, 2012
Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, New Jersey, Oregon, West Virginia
Deadline: October 17, 2012
Deadline: October 19, 2012
Deadline: October 22, 2012
California, Iowa, South Dakota, Wyoming
Deadline: October 23, 2012
Deadline: October 26, 2012
Deadline: October 31, 2012