Voter Registration Deadlines, Fall 2008

As you can see, deadlines have already passed in some states. If you’re not registered, go do it!

Please.

ALABAMA: October 24, 2008
http://www.sos.state.al.us/Elections/Default.aspx

ALASKA: October 5, 2008
http://www.elections.alaska.gov/

ARIZONA: October 6, 2008
http://www.azsos.gov/election/

ARKANSAS: October 6, 2008
http://www.sosweb.state.ar.us/elections.html

CALIFORNIA: October 20, 2008
http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/

COLORADO: October 6, 2008
http://www.elections.colorado.gov/DDefault.aspx?/main.htm

CONNECTICUT: October 21, 2008 (mail-in); October 28, 2008 (walk-in)
http://www.sots.ct.gov/sots/cwp/view.asp?a=3&q=415810

DELAWARE: October 11, 2008
http://elections.delaware.gov/

DISTRICT of COLUMBIA: October 6, 2008
http://www.dcboee.org/

FLORIDA: October 6, 2008
http://election.dos.state.fl.us/

GEORGIA: October 6, 2008
http://sos.georgia.gov/elections/default.htm

HAWAII: October 6, 2008
http://hawaii.gov/elections

IDAHO: October 10, 2008 (mail-in); if you miss the mail-in deadline, you can still register on Election Day (November 4, 2008)
http://www.idsos.state.id.us/elect/eleindex.htm

ILLINOIS: October 7, 2008
http://www.elections.il.gov

INDIANA: October 6, 2008
http://www.state.in.us/sos/elections/

IOWA: October 25, 2008 (mail-in); if you miss the mail-in deadline, you can still register on Election Day (November 4, 2008)
http://www.sos.state.ia.us/elections/index.html

KANSAS: October 20, 2008
http://www.kssos.org/elections/elections.html

KENTUCKY: October 6, 2008
http://sos.ky.gov/elections/

LOUISIANA: October 6, 2008
http://www.sos.louisiana.gov/tabid/68/Default.aspx

MAINE: October 21, 2008 (mail-in); if you miss the mail-in deadline, you can still register on Election Day (November 4, 2008)
http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/

MARYLAND: October 14, 2008
http://www.elections.state.md.us/

MASSACHUSETTS: October 15, 2008
http://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/eleidx.htm

MICHIGAN: October 6, 2008
http://michigan.gov/sos/0,1607,7-127-1633—,00.html

MINNESOTA: October 14, 2008 (mail-in); November 3, 2008 (walk-in); if you miss the mail-in deadline, you can still register on Election Day (November 4, 2008)
http://www.sos.state.mn.us/home/index.asp?page=4

MISSISSIPPI: October 6, 2008
http://www.sos.state.ms.us/elections/elections.asp

MISSOURI: October 8, 2008
http://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/

MONTANA: October 6, 2008 (mail-in); if you miss the mail-in deadline, you can still register on Election Day (November 4, 2008)
http://sos.mt.gov/ELB/index.asp

NEBRASKA: October 17, 2008
http://www.sos.ne.gov/elec/

NEVADA: October 4, 2008
http://www.secretaryofstate.biz/elections/

NEW HAMPSHIRE: October 25, 2008; if you miss the mail-in deadline, you can still register on Election Day (November 4, 2008)
http://www.state.nh.us/sos/clerks.htm
http://www.sos.nh.gov/electionsnew.html

NEW JERSEY: October 14, 2008
http://www.njelections.org/

NEW MEXICO: October 7, 2008
http://www.sos.state.nm.us/sos-elections.html

NEW YORK: October 10, 2008
http://www.elections.state.ny.us/

NORTH CAROLINA: October 10, 2008
http://www.sboe.state.nc.us/

NORTH DAKOTA: no voter registration (required)
http://www.nd.gov/sos/electvote/

OHIO: October 6, 2008
http://www.sos.state.oh.us/sos/voter.aspx

OKLAHOMA: October 10, 2008
http://www.oklaosf.state.ok.us/~elections/

OREGON: October 14, 2008
http://www.sos.state.or.us/elections/

PENNSYLVANIA: October 6, 2008
http://www.dos.state.pa.us/bcel/site/default.asp

RHODE ISLAND: October 4, 2008
http://www.sec.state.ri.us/elections

SOUTH CAROLINA: October 4, 2008
http://www.scvotes.org/

SOUTH DAKOTA: October 20, 2008
http://www.sdsos.gov/electionsvoteregistration/electionsvoteregistration_overview.shtm

TENNESSEE: October 6, 2008
http://tennessee.gov/sos/election/index.htm

TEXAS: October 6, 2008
http://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/index.shtml

UTAH: October 6, 2008 (mail-in); October 20, 2008 (walk-in)
http://elections.utah.gov/

VERMONT: October 29, 2008
http://vermont-elections.org/soshome.htm

VIRGINIA: October 6, 2008
http://www.sbe.virginia.gov/cms/

WASHINGTON: October 4, 2008 (mail-in); October 20, 2008 (walk-in)
http://www.secstate.wa.gov/elections/

WEST VIRGINIA: October 14, 2008
http://www.wvsos.org/elections/main.htm

WISCONSIN: October 15, 2008 (mail-in); if you miss the mail-in deadline, you can still register on Election Day (November 4, 2008)
http://elections.state.wi.us/

WYOMING: October 6, 2008 (mail-in); if you miss the mail-in deadline, you can still register on Election Day (November 4, 2008)
http://soswy.state.wy.us/Elections/Elections.aspx

AMERICAN SAMOA: October 6, 2008
http://205.161.14.36/

GUAM: October 24, 2008

Home

PUERTO RICO: September 15, 2008
http://www.ceepur.org/

VIRGIN ISLANDS: October 4, 2008
http://www.vivote.gov/

UNIFORMED SERVICE MEMBERS OR U.S. CITIZENS LIVING OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES
Check your State’s Deadline; may register to vote in any State or territory using the Federal Post Card Application
http://www.fvap.gov

[Condensed from here]

A reminder of post-election thoughts

Original post: November 6, 2008; repost: April 5, 2010. A good reminder, as spring rolls in.

Last night was a great night. Barack Obama was elected the 44th President of the United States of America. I had a bunch of people over, and we were all cozying up in my little studio, hunched around my small TV and a table full of food. A good time was had by all (and pics will come soon).

This morning, I was able to have some more time to think about this momentous event. Barack Obama is our new President-Elect. After twenty-one months, the election process is over. It’s been a long and grueling couple of years, and I’m definitely glad the election is here and gone (and that we won).

But this, I’m realizing—this is where it really begins. This is where the hard work needs to kick in, and the hope and the sacrifice and the spirit of giving and service. The election is only the beginning. It is only a beginning. It is a momentous one, but it is only a beginning nevertheless.

Our work is not yet done: we are still mired in an economic recession, fighting two wars, and facing the global threats of climate change and terrorism, among other things. We have come far, but there is still a long way to go. And this thought is not to discourage or to depress; it is a reminder and an encouragement. Let us celebrate this moment, and enjoy it.

But let us not rest on our laurels, thinking that electing Barack Obama to the White House is the end of our work, that he will take over the reigns and guide us to salvation. We have come too far for that. We have been reminded of our responsibilities—we are our brother’s keeper, we are our sister’s keeper; what happens on Main Street affects what happens on Wall Street, and vice versa; what we do at home and abroad affects our ability to effect change for the better; we are, as Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “tied together in the single garment of destiny, caught in an inescapable network of mutuality. And whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly. This is the way God’s universe is made.”

The journey, the adventure, did not come to an end last night with a victory that put the first black man into the White House; it does not finish with the speech that was given in Grant Park, Illinois; it does not conclude on January 20, 2009, when Barack Obama is inaugurated as the 44th President of the United States.

It’s just another beginning. And after the couple of days off that I’m giving myself to recover from the tiredness of the last couple years, I’m going to get excited about what’s coming next again. Bring it on! 🙂