Who’s Ready to Vote?

By: Eli Drljaca (@elidrljaca)

With election day just hours away, it’s getting to the point where you can’t even watch a single YouTube video or listen to more than one song on Pandora without hearing an advertisement about the 2012 U.S. Presidential Election.

Being a college student is hard enough, constantly buried in homework and studying, so for some of us we think that there isn’t enough time to get out and vote. I have some good news for you! Whether you’re the type of person who thinks that their vote won’t make a difference at all, or the type that rushes to get their early voting ballot done and sent in, the deadline is just hours away with the election being on Nov. 6.

Now there are a couple ways to go about voting, luckily I’ve broken down your options and have given you some good sites to get information:

  • My Vote Wisconsins webpage will help you in regards to finding the nearest voting center in your area. It’s so simple, all you have to do is fill in your information, and it does the rest for you!
  • Long Distance Voter is an easy way to get yourself an absentee ballot. It takes you through the steps of getting ahold of your municipal clerk, then they mail you the ballot.
  • Wisconsinvote.org has great FAQs about registration and voting.
  • Also, take a look at the Advance-Titan, it covered an article this week covering some of the basis of voting. They also have a very nice map showing voting centers in Oshkosh.

If you haven’t decided who to vote for yet, now’s the time to quick head to the website of both Mitt Romney and Barack Obama and read up on what their visions are for our country’s future. Also, you can check out The Guardian to take a look at video clips from the presidential debates.


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