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« on: June 20, 2004 08:51:02 PM »

I'm really this close to getting all gung-ho about convincing people to vote. I'm not old enough to vote but I think it's really important that everyone who is do so. (and if he or she chooses not to, they should make it an educated decision)  I want to do some sort of service project with my Girl Scout troop concerning the issue. That said, my questions are:

How do I set up one of those booths where you can sign people up? Is there a website? Can I even do that seeing as I am under voting age?       

Edit: see RocktheVote.com      duh                  

What kinds of crafts have you made cheaply that can be given away to encourage voter turnout? Buttons and magnets are cool(especially if you know an uber cheap yet professional looking way of making them), but something to be remembered for would be best.
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« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2004 08:42:25 PM »

First of all, I just want to say its awesome that you want to get involved in this stuff already. Too many people who ARE old enough to vote don't bother. (about 50% of the country in fact) I would suggest going with your troop leader to grocery stores or other businesses in your town and asking if you can set up outside their place, and then just get some tables and signs together. You can probably ask your public library about getting the materials for voting registrations. And as long as you have an adult (your troop leader probably) I can't see why you wouldn't be allowed to do this.
On another note... My sister told me about a story she heard in which a girl around 14 saw Farenheight 911 and was so outraged that she started a bake sale with her friends to support Kerry's campaign. She raised thousands of dollars and the press ate it up! Whatever side of the fence you are on, your age can be a big advantage when it comes to publicity. Hurrah for you! Go for it!
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« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2008 04:52:36 PM »

OK, I just looked at the date on your post, and realized that you could very well be able to vote by now...
but anyway...my suggestion to you(or anyone else) would be to contact your local democratic (or republican, if that's your thing) national comittee person...you can probably find them on the internet...and then ask what you can do...stuff like registering voters, making phone calls, campaigning, etc.
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« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2008 10:42:16 AM »

When I have done voter registration, we contacted Iowa's then-Secretary of State. His office sent us the forms and all the materials we needed, along with an explanation of the process.
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« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2008 08:37:32 PM »

One good way also is to check with different musical venues to see if you can set up a booth or different table events. Bumper stickers are always good, tote bags.
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