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If you live in Ohio, today is the deadline to have your voter registration sent in, if you are not already registered or if you have moved.

if you are an Ohio resident and this is your first time voting or if you have moved or changed your name recently, today (2/4) is the deadline to get your registration sent in. Actually, it has to be postmarked by today, so HURRY HURRY HURRY and get the form filled out, put it in an envelope, and drop it in a mailbox. Regardless of who you prefer, it looks like Super Tuesday will be close enough that Ohio and Texas primaries will actually matter for once!

Here is a link to the SoS-Ohio's website with the form for registration:

Here is a link to the brochure that says where you can drop off reegistration:

Here is a link to the addresses you can mail your registration in to:

If you are already registered to vote, you don't need to do anything unless you've moved or change your name. If you poke around the SoS website they have something there where you can look up and see if you are already registered, and where you have to go in order to vote. I'd recommend against using absentee ballots, as I suspect Ohio uses those for surplus heating supplies soon as they come in.

ohio has a wonky sort of open/closed primary. Your pre-existing political affiliation does not matter going into the primary election, your primary political party affiliation is determined by who you vote for in the primaries. So, even if you were a Republican, if you vote for one Democrat in the primaries, you can only vote for other Democrats in the primaries that day, and you'll be registered as a Democrat. You can vote for whoever you want to in the general, and next primary season you can change back if, for some strange reason, you want to. Same goes for people registered as independents and Democrats.

Vote! Vote! Vote!

Originally posted to jabbausaf on Mon Feb 04, 2008 at 10:27 AM PST.

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Comment Preferences

  •  Tip Jar (10+ / 0-)

    Don't waste time tipping me, register! I'm gonna go drop off the envelopes now for me and the wife.

  •  Obama screwed up in Ohio and Texas (0+ / 0-)

    by not doing a mass registration drive at college campuses.

    •  Yes...his campaign officialy "kicked off" (0+ / 0-)

      today.  I realize pols have to carefully husband their resources, but I agree Obama missed an opportunity to get more young voters in his column.

      "Never raise your hands to your kids. It leaves your groin unprotected." - Red Buttons

      by Man in the Middle on Mon Feb 04, 2008 at 10:58:59 AM PST

      [ Parent ]

    •  Kinda agree (0+ / 0-)

      My wife needed to change her registration location because she's moved since she graduated, and before that she had to change her registration because of where she moved for college. A lot of students forget to do this, and then they can't vote in the primaries and maybe even the general. I think a lot of people ignored Ohio, including Ohio residents, because we're typically too far down the calendar to matter.

      But this year, it looks like we might actually make a difference. Hopefully everybody is registered and up to date so they can vote, but if they aren't, today is the deadline.

  •  Good luck, from a resident of another swing state (0+ / 0-)

    Anyone that ignores Ohio, Florida, and Pennsylvania will regret it in the General.

  •  I re-registered this afternoon (0+ / 0-)

    I don't know how it happened, but I got a letter in the mail in October telling me that I had not voted in this particular county in 4 years or something like that, and if I didn't send this postcard back or vote in that county in the next six months (I think) that I would be dropped from that counties voter registration rolls.

    I moved from that county 4 years ago, and registered in my new county the week I moved.  For some reason, though, when I changed my registration my old county never removed my registration.

    I moved back to the first county in December, and just to be sure I'd be able to vote in the primary I went to the Board of Elections office to check my registration, and sure enough, I was still registered in that county.  But just to be safe I filled out another voter registration form and pointed out to the person working that it was a change of address, so hopefully this time I'll be correctly registered in only one county.

    He felt that his whole life was some kind of dream and he sometimes wondered whose it was and whether they were enjoying it. -- Douglas Adams

    by Lipo on Mon Feb 04, 2008 at 11:13:28 AM PST

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