Thursday, October 30, 2008

Voter's Bill of Rights (with update)


Every year voters get turned away at the polls because they don't know how to stand up for their rights. This year, make sure your vote counts and go to the polls armed with the Voter's Bill of Rights.

As a registered voter, you have the right to:

1. Cast your ballot free from interference in a private and secret manner unless assistance is requested.

2. View written instructions on how to obtain and cast a ballot.

3. Ask for and receive further instructions from election judges concerning the manner of voting.

4. View a sample ballot in the polling place before voting.

5. Cast a vote if you are in line by the time the polls close.

6. Receive another ballot if your ballot is accidentally spoiled or you make an error.

7. Vote by provisional ballot if your name is not on the precinct register and the election judges or election authority cannot determine your registration status.

8. Vote early or absentee as provided by state law.

9. File a grievance with the Secretary of State’s office if your rights under the Help America Vote Act III have been violated.

Check with your local Secretary of State’s office for a complete list of your voting rights.

from Democracy for America 2008

This video is going viral, so you perhaps saw it...but it's perfect for this post!

lyrics:
Obama on the left
McCain on the right
We can talk politics all night
And you can vote however you like
You can vote however you like, yeah

Democratic left
Republican right
November 4th we decide
And you can vote however you like
You can vote however you like, yeah

(McCain supporters)
McCain is the man
Fought for us in Vietnam
You know if anyone can
Help our country he can
Taxes droppin low
Dont you know oils gonna flow
Drill it low
I'll show our economy will grow

McCain's the best candidate
With Palin as his running mate
They'll fight for gun rights, pro life,
The conservative right
Our future is bright
Better economy in site
And all the world will feel our military might

(Obama supporters)
But McCain and Bush are real close right
They vote alike and keep it tight
Obama's new, he's younger too
The Middle Class he will help you
He'll bring a change, he's got the brains
McCain and Bush are just the same
You are to blame, Iraq's a shame
Four more years would be insane

Lower your Taxes - you know Obama Won't
PROTECT THE LOWER CLASS - You know McCain won't!
Have enough experience - you know that they don't
STOP GLOBAL WARMING - you know that you won't

I want Obama
FORGET OBAMA
Stick with McCain and you're going to have some drama
We need it
HE'LL BRING IT
He'll be it
YOU'LL SEE IT
We'll do it
GET TO IT
Let's move it
DO IT!

Obama on the left
McCain on the right
We can talk politics all night
And you can vote however you like
You can vote however you like, yeah

Democratic left
Republican right
November 4th we decide
And you can vote however you like, I said
You can vote however you like, yeah

I'm talking big pipe lines, and low gas prices
Below $2.00 that would be nice

But to do it right we gotta start today
Finding renewable ways that are here to stay

I want Obama
FORGET OBAMA,
Stick wit McCain you gone have some drama
MORE WAR IN IRAQ
Iran he will attack
CAN'T BRING OUR TROOPS BACK
We gotta vote Barack!

Obama on the left
McCain on the right
We can talk politics all night
And you can vote however you like, I said
You can vote however you like, yeah

Democratic left
Republican right
November 4th we decide
And you can vote however you like, I said
You can vote however you like, yeah
.

8 comments:

thailandchani said...

Very good reminder~ about the voting rights....



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Dada said...

Too bad some grown-up republicans can't accept the lesson of these students and learn to accept *majority rule.*

Mariamariacuchita said...

I voted and I love the joyous video...yes, we can vote for whomever we want.

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

Thanks for the reminder of voting rights. I wish the news would publish this sort of thing instead of so much crap about the candidates.

Randal Graves said...

Standing up for your rights? That sounds a little socialist to me. Almost like we're all equal, and that's more of an Old Europe way of thinking.

Border Explorer said...

TChani: Demand your rights.

Dada: You mean like, um, The Supreme Court?

Maria: I voted, too. Glad I did & I sure hope they count it.

Ruth: It is beyond tiresome. The crap, I mean.

Randal: Wow. Back to Freedom Fries. I'm a Real American. [Tho I can't produce an "R" within a circle.]

Carol said...

I'm going to write a new song that has the other 14 presidential candidates in it, also. It will last as long as In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida. ;-)

eProf2 said...

Off thread BE. I heard where Agriprocessor got fined $10 million for their part in hiring undocumented workers and having a really unsafe food plant. You should be proud of yourself and all the others who put tremendous pressure on the state government to do the right thing. Now, the state should use the $10 million to do right by the workers, legal or otherwise.