With Pennsylvania’s voter registration deadline less than a week away, the Drexel University team in Philadelphia is preparing to make the most of this weekend.
“I’m absolutely going to be out there all weekend registering voters. Voting is an important part of what makes our country great, and I want as many people as possible to be able to participate. Registering voters is also a lot of fun. It’s allowed me to meet a bunch of new people around campus who are as passionate about this election as I am.”
“I’m a freshman at Drexel this year and I started volunteering the day after I moved in. It’s important to me to register voters because I think it’s everyone’s duty to vote. When the election could come down to your state, you have to make sure you stand up for who you believe in. I believe in President Obama, and that’s why I’ll be out there this weekend.”
Join Chris, Elizabeth, and hundreds of other volunteers across the country by reminding your friends to register.
With Michigan's voter registration deadline approaching next Tuesday, October 9th, Team Lansing is in “all hands on deck registration mode.” They've registered voters at bus stations, churches, and even Michigan State University football tailgates—and will be almost anywhere there’s foot traffic this weekend for Michigan's voter registration weekend of action.
Team Leader James Marshall explains the importance of this final registration push:
“This is it. After October 9th, we'll only be engaging with Michiganders that are registered to vote. If you're not on the rolls, you won't be able to cast a vote for President Obama. It's that simple. And that's why we need to make sure we get as many people engaged in the election as possible.”
Ohio voters camp out overnight to be the first in line to cast their ballots for President Obama.
Here in Ohio, our work for the last couple of weeks has led up to one day: October 2nd. Today doesn’t just mark the first day Ohioans will begin casting their ballots—it marks Day One of a weeklong period of same-day registration and voting in Ohio.
On weekdays from October 2nd to October 9th, anyone with the correct identification can register to vote and cast their vote on the same day, at the same location. It’s an amazing chance for students, folks who just moved, and Ohioans who haven’t registered yet to make their voices heard.Read More…
With day two of the voter registration weekend of action in full swing, folks across the country are out making sure everyone they know is ready to hit the polls. Here's an update from one Virginia team.
Virginians put on their comfiest sneakers and hit the streets in their neighborhoods yesterday. Together, we did a lot: We knocked on doors (some of us in the rain), empowered our neighbors by registering them to vote, and signed up a bunch of new volunteers who will help us fight the big-money-backed misinformation from the other side.
It may seem like a bit of a frenzy, but we’re doing all this because—with 37 days left—time is ticking, and there is no time to stop and smell the roses. That can wait until after the election.
“So right after I’m done speaking, I want you all to walk out that main door and follow the volunteers, and do your part to move this country forward.”
The First Lady visited the University of Northern Iowa to encourage students to vote early—and the students didn’t waste a second. After hearing from the First Lady, the crowd marched to a nearby voting site to cast their ballots for President Obama.
Excited to vote? Find out if you can vote early in your state.
At around 7:00 a.m. today in Harrison County, a supporter cast Iowa’s first ballot for President Obama—kicking off voting season for the state and the rest of the country. Check out the slideshow below for coverage of the thousands of enthusiastic Iowans who came out to vote, then make sure you’re ready to vote, too.Read More…
Celebrate the first day of voting in Iowa by listening to Obama 2012 voter protection staff explain how the campaign is ensuring that every voter has access to the ballot this fall. You’ll also hear a word from Deputy National Field Director Marlon Marshall, getting folks fired up for this weekend—one of the last chances to register voters around the country.