It’s hard to believe, but the 2012 election is only forty-three days away. That’s about seven weeks. No matter what your political leanings, it doesn’t mean a thing unless you’re registered to vote! DoSomething.org is running a campaign called Vote Up or Shut Up to encourage unregistered young voters to register in time for the election. There are 44 million young people under the age of 30 in the United States. Imagine if every one of those people voted? If you are 18 or older, you can register on the Vote Up or Shut Up page. If you are under 18, you can pre-register and DoSomething.org will send you a reminder to register on your 18th birthday. Want a little more encouragement? If you sign up with DoSomething.org and tell them which five of your friends is least likely to vote, you could win a $4000 scholarship.
For more voting information regarding deadlines in various states, surf on over to MyTimeToVote.com and click the “Voting Requirements” tab on the top. There, you can select specific information for your state. (Connecticut– you have to register at least seven days before the election in order to be eligible.)
Make your voice heard this November and vote!