|I also don't care what color nail polish they're wearing.|
Mrs. Obama and Mrs. Romney are both very intelligent, capable women. I'm far more interested in their causes than their clothes. You can check out my post on Babble today: This Just In: I Don't Give a Crap What Michelle Obama and Ann Romney Are Wearing for a little more ranting and to find out about what they'd both do with the very visible position of being First Lady.
But of course, neither Michelle Obama nor Ann Romney is running for office. On Tuesday, November 6, 2012, we'll elect either Mitt Romney or Barack Obama as President.
I don't care who you vote for.
I mean, I do, but mostly, I just want you to vote.
If you're not registered to vote, you can register to vote using the form on the right column of my blog. The registration gadget is paid for by the Barack Obama campaign, but the form allows you to register as any party, or no party.
If you don't know where to vote, you can use the League of Women Voter's nonpartisan website, SmartVoter, to find your polling place. Not only will it tell you your voting location, but it will tell you all the races this year for your district.
all kinds of questions about voting, and as we get closer to the election, it'll have very clear info on where each candidate stands on every major issue. No fluff, no sound bites, just what you need.
Many states now require a photo ID when you go to vote. To find out what, if any, ID requirements your state has, you can visit the National Conference of State Legislatures website here. You don't need to be a driver to get a state-issued ID card. Every state issues non-driver's license photo identification cards -- usually they're issued at the DMV or wherever people get driver's licenses in your state.
Women fought to gain the right to vote in 1920. In 2008, 66 percent of eligible women actually voted, according to the CDC. And even though that's kinda lame, it gets worse:
Of women age 25 to 44 who were registered, about 64 voted. But so many of those women aren't even registered, only 55 percent of women 25-44 who could have voted, did.
Look, ladies. I know you're busy. I know you're up to your eyeballs, in fact. But taking your kids to the polls is actually a really fun, free activity.
To be able to vote in November, the deadline to register to vote is October 26.