I got this in email from Mike Joba, who reads the site:
On first glance it looks like it’s pretty useful. I don’t have a lot of time this morning to get into it too deeply. You may find something useful in there. I won’t be around much today. Too much to do at work, and then I’m going to go vote afterwards. I’ll see you all at the Coveritlive chat tonight.
Don’t forget, if you are a Fed, you can take up to two hours of paid time off that won’t count against your vacation bank to vote if your tour begins or ends within 3 hours of the polls opening or closing. Many states have similar policies. My wife, who works HR for the state of Oklahoma tried to explain their policy to me, and it just went over my head. Something about travel distance, time to poll closure, how many cousins have intermarried in your family and so on.
If you can, do some GOTV. This is my son’s first election, and he and a bunch of his friends are going to vote and then have a pizza party. He was telling me about it and how his girlfriend organized it, but I just got stuck on “when did you get a girlfriend? Who is this girl? What do her parents do?”
UPDATE: THIS from Tbogg is just fucking epic (which I know is a redundant phrase but there you are)– Help True The Vote!
It goes without saying that most of the True The Vote people are either angry shut-ins or frustrated recently divorced housewives who have yet to get any nibbles on their Hannidate profiles (shhh, don’t tell them) so maybe you could bring a little sunshine and excitement into their lives by reaching out and describing in exquisite and elaborate detail, stories of busloads of sombrero-wearing ai-yi-yi-ing Zapatistas being dropped off at Nathan Bedford Forrest Elementary where they shoved their way to the front of the line line and told the frightened poll workers that “they don’ need no steenkin’ ID” to vote.
This will probably happen and you should report it right away just in case!
And, fortunately for you, actual real live True The Vote operators are standing by RIGHT NOW toll free at 855-444-6100.
That is 855-444-6100.