Helping You Rock the Vote

Both campaigns are making it easier and easier to register to vote, but once the paperwork is out of your hands, how do you know if you’re actually registered or not?

A Web site, CanIVote.org, wants to help. Maintained by the National Association of Secretaries of State, “the nation’s oldest, nonpartisan professional association for public officials” whose “members are the chief state election officials in 39 states,” the site allows you to put in your name, birthday, zip code and tells you if you’re registered. It’s a quick and easy way for a person who recently changed his or her residency to make sure everything is legit and it also includes easy ways to locate your polling place.

Those who live in New York and aren’t registered are out of luck as the deadline passed on Oct. 11, but many other states allow same day registration. So go vote; You’re running out of excuses.

(Interesting note: Kansas’ government hosts CanIVote.org. We have no idea why or how that happened.)