Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Voting

"Bad politicians are sent to Washington by good people who don't vote."
-William E Simon (quote courtesy of Gordon Gossip).

This morning at work we got into a discussion about voting. And when it came right down to it, I hadn't the foggest idea if I was even registered to vote in Utah (I think they do it automatically when you renew your driver's liscense, but I don't remember receiving any kind of confirmation for it). The last time I voted was when I was 18- when Bush was running for his first term as president. I wore my "I Voted" sticker so proudly that day. Then, 4 years later I was on my mission and asked our mission president if we could vote as missionaries (which I'm sure I could have done absentee, but it would have been a pain trying to do all that while on a mission). So...here I am another 4 years later (I know, I know- there's more voting that goes on than just during presidential years) it just seems more exciting to be able to cast your own vote for the president.

So, back to this morning at work....after our conversation, I came back from being away from my desk and found a blank voter's registration form (courtesy of Jenifer). So, if you live in Utah and you haven't registered to vote, I'm going to make it easy for you (if you live outside of Utah, you can easily find the same thing with Google).

Here's the link to download the form http://elections.utah.gov/VoterRegistrationForm.pdf

4 comments:

Nancy H said...

Good for you, Kristen! If people aren't registered, they have until Oct 6 to do so - that's 30 days before the election.

J+S said...

Good for you! Please register. Please vote!

TJ and Ayumi said...

You go girl for registering...
I always tell people who come up to me at the grocery store if I'm already registered "oh, sorry, I can't vote" and they look at me like I'm lying to them! In those moments, I wanna tell them "It's true! I really can't!" ;)
Anyway, who are you going to vote? (you can secretly tell me)...jk

Leighanna said...

Hey Kristen - Good to hear from you. It makes Reid smile everytime an old friend finds us! Hope you are well!!! Texas is treating us well... I just wish it was GA! LOL