« General Election Cattle Call, May 6 | Main | Ipsos: Bush Ahead In WV »

Friday, May 07, 2004

May 8th is National Election Action Day

Posted by DavidNYC

America Votes, a huge coalition of left-wing groups, is devoted to voter registration, communication and GOTV. (The site says they're non-partisan, but just take a look at the membership rolls.) Tomorrow (Saturday, May 8th) is their inaugural Election Action Day. Voter registration events will be held in 17 swing states across the nation. If you don't live in a swing state or can't travel to one, there will even be some events in non-swing states.

So if you have free time this Saturday, go on over to the America Votes website and click on whichever state you're interested in. Also note that some safe states are organizing trips to swing states. For example, Music For America is arranging a bus trip from the Bay Area to Reno, NV (leaving tonight - Friday night). Wow - MFA is picking up the entire tab, for both the bus AND for hotel rooms in Reno. So go check it all out - and register some new voters.

Posted at 12:59 AM in Activism | Technorati


What is the cutoff date for registration prior to the election in most of these swing states?

Posted by: harv at May 7, 2004 08:43 AM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

Good question, harv. I'm not sure myself. Presumably the sites which do voter reg have info about that, though.

Posted by: DavidNYC at May 7, 2004 06:40 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

It varies by state, but I think the earliest deadlines are 60 days before the general election (November 2, 2004) and the most common deadline is 30 days before the election. In Florida, Pennsylvania and Ohio, the rolls close 30 days before the election; the deadline is October 4, 2004.

Posted by: Sendhil at July 26, 2004 11:25 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment