Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Nerves and Anxiety...Finally

I've been so very cool during most of this campaign. At least, when it comes to the discussion of Obama winning because I believe he will. By this time tomorrow, we'll know.

It's morning in the States now. Polls are open on the east coast and I was watching news coverage of people lining up a couple of hours ago.

I'd decided to get some grading out of the way because tomorrow I will be an excited and distracted mess. I was plugging away when suddenly I felt overwhelmingly nauseous. I had something pretty plain for dinner, so I know it's not what I ate. It seems I've finally gotten a case of pre-election stress disorder ;)

So to feel like I'm helping in some way being so far away, for you folks in the US check out these steps from MoveOn.org for election day 2008.

Election 2008 Voting Information

Today, November 4th, is Election Day! Remember to vote--not just for Barack Obama, but for Congressional, state and local candidates as well.

Where and when do I vote?

Find your polling place, voting times, and other important information by checking out these sites and the hotline below. These resources are good, but not perfect. To be doubly sure, you can also contact your local elections office.

What should I do before I go?

  • After you've entered your address on either Vote For Change or Vote411, read the voting instructions and special rules for your state.
  • Voting ID laws vary from state to state, but if you have ID, bring it.
  • Check out all the voting myths and misinformation to look out for: http://truth.voteforchange.com/

What if something goes wrong?

  • Not on the voter list? Make sure you're at the right polling place, then demand a provisional ballot.
  • If you're voting on an electronic machine with a paper record, verify that the record is accurate.
  • Need legal help? Call 1-866-OUR-VOTE
  • Try to get video of the problem and submit it to VideoTheVote.org

Want to do more?

  • Text all of your friends: "Vote Obama today! Pass it on!"
  • Volunteer at your local Obama office. Find an office here or here.
  • Make calls from home for Obama.

Now everybody go vote!!!

Barack the Vote ;)

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  1. I am a nervous wreck right now. I just want to blink and wake up tomorrow to see the results but i also don't want to miss out tonight's event. Yes we can!!!!! VA bring it home!!!

  2. We'll see ;)

    One benefit to living abroad is I've slept through most of the voting day and the polling. I freaked out hearing CNN reporters blithely saying exit polling numbers when the polls had been open for just a couple of hours. That freaked me out. Now I'm up and just turned the TV on.

    I think I'm going to throw up :(

  3. 'Mr. President Barack Obama'- how wonderful it sounds!

    I am so proud to be an American! I am so proud that this is my first election! I am so proud that my state of Florida is Bluuuueeeeee!

    I'm sorry this may be 'spam' but I'm just TOO EXCITED! And I know you are too!


  4. Yes, we did ;)

    Here is an email sent out from the Obama campaign before his speech:

    "I'm about to head to Grant Park to talk to everyone gathered there, but I wanted to write to you first.

    We just made history.

    And I don't want you to forget how we did it.

    You made history every single day during this campaign -- every day you knocked on doors, made a donation, or talked to your family, friends, and neighbors about why you believe it's time for change.

    I want to thank all of you who gave your time, talent, and passion to this campaign.

    We have a lot of work to do to get our country back on track, and I'll be in touch soon about what comes next.

    But I want to be very clear about one thing...

    All of this happened because of you.

    Thank you,


    Yes we did! Now there is much, much more to do.


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