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Not voting? Know somebody who isn't? You might want to visit YourExcuseSucks.

Here are some links and phone numbers to help with troubleshooting the voting that have been tested and found to work. If you know of others, please add them in the comment thread and we'll use them throughout today.

Vote411. Plug in your address and find out where your polling station is and information about your registration.
• An interactive map with hundreds of links to state-by-state election websites, including voter guides, provisional voting information and polling place hours and locations.
• Free phonebanking and ride organizing from your home phone and computer. Please help get out the vote: Call out the Vote.
• 1-800-311-8683 Voter Help Line set up by the Democratic Party
• 1-866-MYVOTE1 (866-698-6831)
• 1-866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683)
• 1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (en Español)

OFA's Voter Hotlines
(They accept calls in English or Spanish.)

California: 1-855-OFA-VOTE
Florida: 1-855-VOTE-214
Iowa: 1-855-VOTE-174
Michigan: 1-877-271-1672
Minnesota: 1-877-257-0643
Nevada: 1-855-868-3175
New Hampshire: 1-866-2-VOTE-22
New Mexico: 1-877-271-5058
• North Carolina: 1-855-VOTE-171
• Ohio: 1-855-VOTE-199
• Oregon: 877-257-6154
Pennsylvania: 1-855-834-VOTE
Virginia: 1-855-VOTE-213
Washington: 1-877-271-3509
Wisconsin: 1-855-VOTE-177
• Other states* can call 1-800-311-VOTE (1-800-311-8683) and visit vote.barackobama.com

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  •  MB, please keep this at the top of the page (26+ / 0-)

    all day!  The information is really helpful and handy.  I've already encountered friends on FB who have had trouble voting, and it was great to copy and paste the numbers instantly.  

    •  we can keep the info prominent all day (7+ / 0-)

      by reccing this diary:

      http://www.dailykos.com/...

      lots of good infoz!

      Die with your boots on. If you're gonna try, well stick around. Gonna cry? Just move along. The truth of all predictions is always in your hands. - Iron Maiden

      by Cedwyn on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 06:09:51 AM PST

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    •  we tried again....it's reposted (4+ / 0-)

      http://www.dailykos.com/...

      let's see if it can stay on the rec list this time!

      Die with your boots on. If you're gonna try, well stick around. Gonna cry? Just move along. The truth of all predictions is always in your hands. - Iron Maiden

      by Cedwyn on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 07:24:01 AM PST

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      •  Thanks (1+ / 0-)
        Recommended by:
        JekyllnHyde

        appreciate it.

        "If you tell the truth, you'll eventually be found out." Mark Twain

        by Steven D on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 08:15:13 AM PST

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        •  trying again! LOL (2+ / 0-)
          Recommended by:
          Steven D, JekyllnHyde

          Die with your boots on. If you're gonna try, well stick around. Gonna cry? Just move along. The truth of all predictions is always in your hands. - Iron Maiden

          by Cedwyn on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 08:22:00 AM PST

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          •  If You Have Already Voted, Help GOTV (2+ / 0-)
            Recommended by:
            LNK, Rita in DC


            You can still make phone calls until (almost) polls close on the West Coast on Election Day. From my experiences in various Presidential and other political campaigns, last-minute phone calls matter. Some voters just need a little push and encouragement.

            Good luck to President Obama, Vice President Biden, and all the other Democratic candidates on Election Day.

            Online/Remote/Virtual Phone Banking Links for Election 2012



            Phone Banking Guidelines - Please read this.

            Our list is targeted at available resources that allow, for example, Californians to phone bank for close races in Ohio, Florida, Virginia, and other battleground states even when online phone banking is not provided by the campaigns. The new tool is remote/virtual phone banking.

            Many campaigns don't have online phone banking like you might have experienced in the past for the Obama-Biden Campaign, which is one click away to a script and list of voters. Please contact the following Democratic campaigns that use a variety of alternative resources including Facebook applications and dedicated software.  Volunteers can log on from inside or outside the state or Congressional District.  Some campaigns will email PDFs of names and numbers to interested political activists from all over the country. Read the directions carefully for each campaign.

            Let's work hard for the next few days and on to victory on November 6th!

            Call out the vote!  Sign up to call voters from home for bold progressives like Alan Grayson and Elizabeth Warren between now and election day.

            Click here to sign up!

            DFA's Dialer is set up for supporting progressive candidates from your home.






            Click onto tab "MAKE CALLS" on the top of page.  If registered at site, it will take you to phone banking page that has the script and list of names to call.  

            If not registered, it asks you to register.

            Sign up at the DCCC volunteer page to make calls from home.  Complete a short form with your email, first name, and other optional information (last name, city, zip, state, and phone) and then choose the checkbox by "Call voters from home."

            A DCCC staffer will make contact via email to explain the process and to register you.  Click this link for more details.

            • United States Senate

             - Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) - Register at her website with name, email address, and password.  After you register, you can make phone calls for her from out-of-state, similar to President Obama's phone banking set up.
             - Tim Kaine (D-VA) - Click this link to make phone calls.
             - Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) - Contact Lauren Peters at 202-997-6642 or laurenp@wisdems.org and she will set you up for their online phone bank.

            • United States House of Representatives

            The Speaker's gavel belongs in Nancy Pelosi's hand.  Work hard to make it happen!

             - Kyrsten Sinema (AZ-09) - Only option for virtual phone banking is via the DCCC (if Sinema is targeted for their support).
             - Ami Bera (CA-07) - Call 916-670-1864 or sign up at this link.
             - Jose Hernandez (CA-10) - Email Nick at namattes@gmail.com to learn how to register and login to the system.
             - Raul Ruiz (CA-36) - Only option for virtual phone banking is via the DCCC. (if Ruiz is targeted for their support)
             - Scott Peters (CA-52) - Contact Kate Lyon at k.lyon@cadem.org or 858-715-1369.
             - Elizabeth Esty (CT-05) - Call or email Matt at 203-716-1669/mjaniszewski@ctdems.org to be registered for phone banking Sat 11/3 through Tues 11/6.
             - Al Lawson (FL-02) - Email alex@lawson4congress.com and request a PDF with the names and phone numbers of people to call.
             - Alan Grayson (FL-09) - Click this link to do phone banking for the campaign.  It is called "Call for Grayson."
             - Val Demings (FL-10) - Email Brian at blacey@fladems.com and request phone lists.
             - Patrick Murphy (FL-18) - Go to this link for immediate registration and login to do virtual phone banking.
             - Lois Frankel (FL-22) - Click this link to create account.
             - Joe Garcia (FL-26) - Email Franco at fcaliz@democracyforamerica.com to sign up to make calls starting now through the election and/or for a major DFA call session on Th. Nov. 1. (Spanish speakers are especially welcome)
             - Tammy Duckworth (IL-08) - Only option for virtual phone banking is via the DCCC. (if Duckworth is targeted for their support)
             - David Gill (IL-13) - Email Meagan at Meagan@gill2012.com.
             - Wanda Rohl (IL-16) - Click on this link - http://rohlforcongress.com/... - and choose a county. In the "name" field type in "Daily Kos" and then supply your email as instructed, and someone will get in touch with you.
             - David Crooks (IN-08) - Call Matt at 574-807-2576 or email him at mattlafortune@gmail.com.
             - Gary McDowell (MI-01) - Call Matt at 203-710-9454.
             - Mike Obermueller (MN-02) - Call Nathan at 952-239-0531 or email him at coulter.nathan@gmail.com.
             - Jim Graves (MN-06) - Call 320-252-4446 or email ray@jimgraves.com.
             - Kim Gillan (MT-AL) - Call 406-694-4100 or email team@gillanforcongress.com for a list of names and numbers to contact.
             - Ann McLane Kuster (NH-02) - Email John at jgreene@nhdp.org or call 603-225-3327.
             - Shelley Adler (NJ-03) - Email shelley@shellyadlerforcongress.com or call 856-574-4178.
             - Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) - Call 505-554-1623.
             - Mark Murphy (NY-11) - Email CorinneRoller@gmail.com or call 718-273-0424.
             - Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) - Follow this link to sign up for calling from home.
             - Julian Schreibman (NY-19) - Call Erica at 845-765-9494.
             - Pam Gulleson (ND-AL) - Call Luke Quandt at 701-566-7343.
             - John Oceguera (NV-03) - Email Jonathan at jpattillo@nvdems.com.
             - Betty Sue Sutton (OH-16) - Contact Cayti at 440-842-4227 or cjohnson@ohiodems.org.
             - Manan Trivedi (PA-06) - Email info@trivediforcongress.com or call 610-621-2366.
             - George Badey (PA-07) - Call Tim Brown at  484-432-6438 or email him at tim@badey.com.
             - Kathy Boockvar (PA-08) - Call Brian at 267-544-9224; there is a coordinated GOTV dry run with OFA this weekend.
             - Eric Stewart (TN-04) - Call 931-548-6831; email volunteer@votestewart.com; or go to this link.
             - Suzan DelBene (WA-01) - Email info@delbeneforcongress.com for joining the GOTV phone banking, with set days and times.
             - Rob Zerban (WI-01) - Go to this link and help defeat Paul Ryan twice!
             - Jamie Wall (WI-08) - Call Ben Gardner at 920-737-2971 or email him at beng@wisdems.org.


            Our GOTV Blogathon team members are Patriot Daily News Clearinghouse, Onomastic, JekyllnHyde, boatsie, peregrine kate, ShoshannaD, rb137, and adviser Meteor Blades.

    •  Tell them to click Google (2+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      SneakySnu, kurious

      All day it will tell people their voting location based on their registered address.

      I  was surprised there wasn't already a diary about it so I made one but maybe I should add the images.

      Howard Dean is my man.

      by eleming on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 09:21:23 AM PST

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    •  I Voted (0+ / 0-)

      Democratic; straight down the ballot, of course! ♥President Obama's♥ Accomplishments♥

      Brought To You By That Crazed Sociologist/Media Fanatic rebel ga Be The Change You Want To See In The World! Gandhi

      by rebel ga on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 10:42:01 AM PST

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  •  Open voting in Travis County, Texas (1+ / 0-)
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    fight2bfree

    If you're registered in Travis County (Austin, mostly), you can vote at any polling place in the county, not just at your regular polling place.

    Two things are universal--hydrogen and stupidity. --Frank Zappa

    by AustinCynic on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 06:08:30 AM PST

  •  phone numbers (2+ / 0-)
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    se portland, fight2bfree

    Is it clear what the phone numbers are for for everyone?

    Just Win, Baby. -- Al Rodgers, Feb. 24, 2012

    by OLinda on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 06:11:12 AM PST

  •  I had no problem voting this morning... (3+ / 0-)

    I was in line by 7:15 and was done in 20 minutes.  I'll say this...  I have NEVER seen so many people at my polling place.  In a town of just a little over 6,000 people here in SE Wisconsin, I was voter #1,114 after just a half hour of voting.  Just AMAZING!

    "Ich bin ein Dachs!"

    by PvtJarHead on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 06:11:19 AM PST

  •  Erickson has another one of his depressing (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    annieli, beltane

    "I don't care what happens because I'm too cool for that but we're going to win so don't give up hope" diaries over at RedState.  He should really just stick with "We're all going to be licking Satan's balls if Obama wins!" panic screeds.  It's what he really believes, and he's far more convincing that way.

    In truth, he's probably just worried that his gig at CNN is coming to an end and he's going to have to compete for air time with a shitload of ex-elected Republicans looking for work...and who the fuck is he?

    Once in a while you get shown the light, in the strangest of places if you look at it right.

    by darthstar on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 06:11:36 AM PST

  •  Voting machine issues in Indianapolis (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Autarkh

    My husband went to our polling place at the Indiana State Fairgrounds this morning shortly after 6 a.m. The location had only one voting machine, and it was down. The poll workers were frantically on the phone trying to get the problem resolved, and they were giving people paper ballots. Some people left the polls without voting after waiting in long lines for the problem to be fixed.

    There are reports of voting machine malfunctions in other parts of the sity and beyond.

    Being a Humanist means trying to behave decently without expectation of rewards or punishment after you are dead. ~K. Vonnegut

    by Greek Goddess on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 06:14:20 AM PST

    •  *city, and link (1+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      kurious

      Being a Humanist means trying to behave decently without expectation of rewards or punishment after you are dead. ~K. Vonnegut

      by Greek Goddess on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 06:15:01 AM PST

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      •  "Electn Offls were asking anyone in line with IT.. (0+ / 0-)

        experience to provide help."?! (emphasis mine)

        Within the first 15 minutes of voting after the polls opened at 6 a.m. Tuesday, several callers to WISH-TV reported issues with voting machines not working at various places in Hamilton County...One caller to WISH-TV even said election officials were asking for anyone in line with IT experience to provide help.

        The Hamilton County Clerk's office, however, said all machines were up and running by about 6:20 a.m., though long lines remained. The problem centered on vote cards used with the machines.

        County Election Administrator Kathy Richardson told The Associated Press about half of the county's 150 polling places received incorrectly programmed cards used to clear tallies from machines before voting begins. She said those cards did not work because they had been set on a demonstration machine.

        Once those cards were reprogrammed the machines worked fine. But Richardson said long lines had formed at several polling sites by then, and voters at a voting center in a high school faced a 30-minute wait to vote...

    •  I am not shocked (2+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      Autarkh, Greek Goddess

      Same thing happened to me in Cleveland in 2004 as an election protection volunteer.  Not enough machines, too many that broke down and a refusal by the Board of Elections to replace them.  Led to long lines on a cold and rainy day in Ohio.  Meanwhile suburban districts with smaller populations had no trouble as they had plenty of machines.

      In short, this is par for the course all too often.

      "If you tell the truth, you'll eventually be found out." Mark Twain

      by Steven D on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 08:18:35 AM PST

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  •  OFA's Voter Hotlines (5+ / 0-)

    OFA's Voter Hotlines


    They accept calls in English or Spanish.

    Voter Hotlines in 15 states (including MN, NM, OR and WA)

    Follow the link, and the number is in red on the right-hand side. BTW, this website has other important voting information (like ID requirements, the location of your polling place and voting hours).

    Colorado: 1-855-OFA-VOTE
    Florida: 1-855-VOTE-214
    Iowa: 1-855-VOTE-174
    Michigan: 1-877-271-1672
    Minnesota: 1-877-257-0643
    Nevada: 1-855-868-3175
    New Hampshire: 1-866-2-VOTE-22
    New Mexico: 1-877-271-5058
    North Carolina: 1-855-VOTE-171
    Ohio: 1-855-VOTE-199
    Oregon: 877-257-6154
    Pennsylvania: 1-855-834-VOTE
    Virginia: 1-855-VOTE-213
    Washington: 1-877-271-3509
    Wisconsin: 1-855-VOTE-177

    Other states* can call 1-800-311-VOTE (1-800-311-8683) and visit vote.barackobama.com

    *Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, D.C., Delaware, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, Wyoming.


    -- NYT's paths to 270...assign a state and easily see the remaining scenarios

    by distraught on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 06:14:24 AM PST

  •  a report that 866-our-vote hung up on a caller... (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    kurious

    FYI, the Election Protection hotline supposedly put this person on hold for a while and then disconnected the call...

    -- NYT's paths to 270...assign a state and easily see the remaining scenarios

    by distraught on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 06:16:21 AM PST

  •  Just flipped on MSNBC (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    distraught

    before leaving the house.  Very telling comment from Chuckles the Todd--something like this:  We are going to be doing 6 hours continuously then eat some lunch and sleep a couple of hours--then the CAST will return for the evening.  The CAST--that says it all

  •  FWIW, Vote 411 misidentifies my polling place (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    OLinda, Blue Waters Run Deep

    in Evanston, IL

    True, the ship is sinking... but the music is being played with such feeling!

    by E A Dawsoni on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 06:17:18 AM PST

  •  I voted! (3+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    SneakySnu, distraught, Autarkh

    I voted this morning at my small rural precinct in Western NC for President Obama using old school, reliable bubble-in ballots. No troubles, no lines, no waiting but plenty of folks there laughing and having a good day. I got to stop and jaw in the parking lot with, hopefully, my new Democratic County Commissioner too. I have a good feeling about today. I'm looking forward to tonight's results!

  •  You forgot (0+ / 0-)

    "I'm grateful for my job - truly, but still...ugh." CityLightsLover

    by Audri on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 06:36:25 AM PST

  •  In South Carolina (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Autarkh

    1st issue: Why is f*@king Joe "You Lie" Wilson running unopposed?!!

    Called (800)311-Vote because I am fairly certain the poll worker is not suppose to challenge voters for their ID after that case was settled. But I was. Turns out that person is the likely reason for the 2+ hour line. There were very few waiting to people in line to use the voting machine, everyone was waiting to get through the poll workers

  •  Was asked for second form of ID in Virginia (0+ / 0-)

    I recently moved to Lexington, Virginia and voted there first thing this morning.  The sign says you need one form of ID, which includes a Va voter card.  I showed it to a poll worker, who asked for a second form of ID saying "we prefer a picture ID."  This is NOT the law in Virginia.

    Note that I had an ID and I do not think she was trying to suppress my particular vote -- she would not be able to tell by looking at me which side I was voting for and I could not tell which side she was on by looking at her.  But if this is how poll workers are being taught some people are going to be discouraged from voting.

  •  May everyone's queue be short (3+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Mindful Nature, Autarkh, distraught

    Their registration unchallenged,
    And their ballots counted.

  •  I checked our polling place, just to be sure (0+ / 0-)

    the info was correct. Not only did it give the right polling place, but all the info needed to vote, including noting what would be required in the way of a photo ID.

    I think, therefore I am. I think.

    by mcmom on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 07:40:25 AM PST

  •  I voted early. (3+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Ebby, annieli, bena

    DH missed it because of severe onset of an upper respiratory infection.  He is still sick.

    However, he wants to go vote, dry hacking cough and all.  I've gotten some breakfast into him, he's had his meds this morning, and he's resting right now.  As soon as he is up to getting up and getting dressed, I will drive him the two blocks to our polling place.

    So if my husband, who's sick as a dog, can get his ass out to vote, NOBODY has any worthwhile excuse to not vote!

    "Fighting Fascism is Always Cool." -- Amsterdam Weekly, v3, n18 (-8.50, -7.23)

    by Noor B on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 07:41:58 AM PST

  •  Thanks for putting this info on the front page (0+ / 0-)

    My rec diary didn't last long.

    "If you tell the truth, you'll eventually be found out." Mark Twain

    by Steven D on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 07:47:49 AM PST

  •  I voted in Virginia just before noon. The line (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Autarkh, Quantumlogic

    wasn't long and I had no problem.  But the couple in front of me didn't have their registration cards; it looked like they had military ID's.  They weren't on the computerized registration list and poll workers said they were going to call the registrar.  (Problems with registration in Virginia; who would have believed?  Snark.)

    Anyway, I interrupted their proceedings to hand her the chart I'd printed out which listed allowable ID's in Virginia...I''d shown it to her earlier.  I hope she notices that I'd also written out the number to call if you have problems voting.

    Young people were handing out sample democratic ballots; old codgers (like me) were handing out republican ones.  Maybe I should have gone up to the old codgers and explained that they were going to lose their SS and Medicare if they vote republican.  Ah well.

  •  Voting Machine Changing Obama to Romney Videotaped (0+ / 0-)

    BUSTED! – Electronic Voting Machines Videotaped Changing Obama Votes To Mitt Romney! http://www.back2stonewall.com/...

  •  *Cough (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    OldDragon
    And here is your perfect metaphor for #RomneyRyan2012: Romney “Where to Vote” Web tool broken on election day http://americablog.com/...
    tweet just spotted.

    Ron Reagan: "Sarah Palin's constituency are people who wear red rubber noses and bells on their shoes."

    by AnnetteK on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 10:05:10 AM PST

  •  Almost every rec'd diary ... (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    distraught

    Is about intimidation and fraud and plotting and suppression.

    Enough already.  It's loser talk; our version of 'Sandy stopped Mittmentum.'

  •  Thanks Meteor Blades (0+ / 0-)

    I put up a Mothership as well.. Thanks !!!!

    We the People have to make a difference and the Change.....Just do it ! Be part of helping us build a veteran community online. United Veterans of America

    by Vetwife on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 10:06:49 AM PST

  •  Wow. (4+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    beltane, OldDragon, fight2bfree, bena

    Once in a while you get shown the light, in the strangest of places if you look at it right.

    by darthstar on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 10:07:07 AM PST

  •  Voted in CA at 7:05 this morning. No problems. (0+ / 0-)

    Fairly long line for that time of day though, with a good mix of ages, ethnicities, and backgrounds.

    Seeing this made me wish--once again--that we had a national popular vote so all of our votes could have equal weight and chances of determining the outcome.

    "The opposite of a triviality is plainly false; the opposite of a great truth is another great truth." - Niels Bohr

    by Autarkh on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 10:07:15 AM PST

  •  I voted (0+ / 0-)

    here in Texas at the same place I always vote. I had my ID, my name was already in the book, but I did not bring my registration card. I had to sign a form stating I did not bring my card and had to use a different ballot. I'm a little nervous about this.

    No Jesus, Know Peace

    by plok on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 10:07:59 AM PST

  •  Obama Flyer (0+ / 0-)

    I had a convenient Obama flyer attached to my door nob yesterday with my voting location and poll times. I'm keeping it as a souvenir.

    I wonder how many of those volunteers dropped off. Did anyone else receive one?

  •  St. Louis County, MO having trouble (0+ / 0-)

    A friend reports her son, a registered voter in St. Louis County, Missouri, was told he did not appear in the roll book and was refused a provisional ballot "because we don't have any."

    Calls to the St. Louis County Board of Elections were no help...phone lines busy and the election judge did not hold.

    866-OUR-VOTE suggests that St. Louis County currently is reporting more issues than any other location in the country.

    The county finally allowed the son to vote provisionally, but somehow made it seem that his ballot would not be counted unless about his school registration was in place.

    I'm encouraging them to call the campaigns, since they already have called everyone else.

  •  Dropping off my ballot after work! (0+ / 0-)

    You got your sheep, and you got your black sheep, and I'm not even a sheep. I'm on the freakin' moon.

    by tinksaysboo on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 10:14:20 AM PST

  •  Join me in making calls for free (0+ / 0-)

    from home computer and phone. It's soooo easy.
    I already arranged a ride for one stranded voter, gave umpteen voters the Election protection information and persuaded 3 undecided voters to vote Dem.

    I'm on a break now....some technical issue with hubdialer for calloutthevote.com

    There is also Democracy for America's easy GOTV site here:

    DFA Dialer
    http://democracyforamerica.com/...

  •  question re: OFA phone banking (0+ / 0-)

    I'm anxious to not sit on my hands today and really want to do something. I phone banked 4 years ago and didn't enjoy it (didn't feel like I was making much of an impact and was cursed out a few times calling into PA).  Then I had an idea today...what if I use the OFA call tool to text folks their polling locations/information with instructions to text or call me back if they have questions? I know there is probably some land lines there where I'd be wasting my time, but I know as a voter I would rather get a text than a call. Or is OFA already doing this? Thoughts?

    •  better to call b/c (0+ / 0-)

      people move and numbers get reassinged...so we don't want to give people incorrect info.

      please do call. just be nice and try to think longer-term...like your banking one vote per 100 calls, rather than focusing on people who are upset at the calls.

      -- NYT's paths to 270...assign a state and easily see the remaining scenarios

      by distraught on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 01:33:13 PM PST

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  •  Today I helped my Barista vote (1+ / 0-)
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    bena

    He had an absentee ballot but had not turned it in and was unsure what to do.

    All the GOTV stuff here inspired me to look it up on my phone, and tell him exactly where he could drop it off in person legally.

    5 min of my time plus paying attention.  No idea who he's voting for, but I want a 20something Santa Cruz CA County voting regardless

  •  One more thing we can do (1+ / 0-)
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    distraught

    Social media.  If your friends see that you voted, they will be more likely to vote.  

    Social Voting Really Does Rock the Vote
    ( http://news.sciencemag.org/... )

  •  EDIT: Colorado not California for the OFA # (1+ / 0-)
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    bena

    the first hotline number should read Colorado.

    :-)

    -- NYT's paths to 270...assign a state and easily see the remaining scenarios

    by distraught on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 01:30:34 PM PST

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