Monday, November 01, 2004

Time to Vote

Tomorrow is the day, finally. Maybe after that we can move on to other topics other than politics. I know you've probably heard this a thousand times already, but I have to say it; this is an important election, possibly the most important one of your life so far.

If you still are undecided, or want to review the candidates' positions on the issues, here is a simple site that might be helpful, provided courtesy of the League of Women Voters, who also provide a good summation of 5 Things You Need to Know Before Voting. Here's my bare minimum recommendations;

1. Check to make sure you are going to the right polling place. Here is one site that might help. There's plenty of others. Curiously, many of them are down today. I'd like to think it's because of heavy traffic. My paranoid side wonders about other possibilities.

2. Bring a picture ID. A state driver's license or a passport should be sufficent. I know some places are saying that all you need is a voter registration card. Bring ID anyway. If there are problems, you may need it.

3. Don't leave, no matter what, without voting. If for some reason your name doesn't show up on the registered list, or your right to vote is challenged for any reason, request a provisional ballot. You have to be given one. It's the law.

Now, on to my predictions, which are somewhat based on info from the Electoral Vote Predictor, Just a Bump on the Beltway, Body and Soul and Daily Kos.

Popular vote;
Kerry - 58%
Bush - 41%
Nader - 1%

Electoral vote;
Kerry - 307
Bush - 231

I'm pretty confident of this, regardless of what the polls say. I think all the pollsters will be wiping egg from their face come Wednesday.

What's your prediction?


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