Monday, October 10, 2016

I'm with her.

In case you’ve been living off-planet, Nov. 8 is Election Day in the United States.
If you live in Pennsylvania, tomorrow, Oct. 11, is an even more important date: the final day to register to vote in time for the election. 
For everything you need to know about registering — and voting — go to the votesPA website: You can register in person, at places like government and campaign offices; by mail; and online.
I’m a proud Democrat, but I care even more about democracy, and the right to vote. (Don’t get me started on recent laws passed that make voting more difficult, many of which, thankfully, have been struck down by the courts.)
This afternoon, I stopped at the Democratic field office in Elkins Park.
“I have an hour and 15 minutes. What can I do?” I asked.
They sent me to a shopping center in Willow Grove, in search of that most elusive and highly prized person in these electoral times: the unregistered voter.
I took off my Hillary pin as I got situated and reviewed the form. (I try my best to be non-partisan when I register voters.)
I’m happy to report that most of the people I spoke with were already registered. One mom took a form home for her son. Then two men signed up — one, a 26-year-old, had never voted before; the other just needed to update his address.
Score two (and maybe three) for sidewalk democracy.

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