I talk alot about politics in many different circles around the area and I find that many West Virginians do not vote. The general opinion is that there is nobody worth voting for. The secondary opinion is that the elections are rigged and the votes don’t count.
While I would agree with these opinions to an extent, I think part of the trouble with the “nobody to vote for” crowd is that they don’t have enough information to make a decision, mostly due to their only source of info being a TV set and the “mainstream” media.
Now, the “elections are rigged” crowd are a bit different. They have gone from being “informationally challenged” to having too much information, but they are STILL being manipulated by a media which is discouraging people from even TRYING to make a difference.
But these things create INACTION and right now we as citizens of the good old U.S.of A. need to take action. We need to make ourselves heard. We are SICK AND TIRED. We are standing on the proverbial cliff, one foot hanging over, trying to maintain balance.
We must make a STATEMENT that can’t be ignored. And in that respect, exercising the right to vote is even more important than ever. We need to tell these INSANE power mongers what we REALLY feel, regardless of the outcome.
And so, with this in mind, I’ll be running articles about various presidential candidates every so often, and I am posting VOTER REGISTRATION INFO HERE for West Virginia.
It really doesn’t take much to register, and being registered does not REQUIRE you to vote, but if you AREN’T registered to vote, there will be a deadline for registration and if the deadline passes, you WON’T BE ABLE TO CHANGE YOUR MIND if you want to!
In West Virginia
* Be a citizen of the United States
* Live in West Virginia
* Be 18 years old, or to vote in the primary, be 17 years old and turning 18 before the general election
* Not be under conviction, probation or parole for a felony, treason or election bribery
* Not have been judged “mentally incompetent” in a court of competent jurisdiction
Registration Deadline: 20 days before the election
Date of Primary: Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Primary Registration Deadline: Tuesday, April 22, 2008 (21 days prior)
State Election Website:www.wvsos.org/elections/main.htm
You can obtain voter registration applications for a voter registration drive by contacting our office and submitting a Mail-In Voter Registration Request Form. This Request Form is available at our office. A printable version of the Mail-In Voter Registration Application is also available at Voter Registration Application and can be duplicated and used as many times as needed.
* Up to 100 mail-in voter registration forms will be available per organization/individual per election.
* The following information is required for requests of 10 or more forms
–Name of Organization/Individual Requesting Forms
–Name of Contact Person
–Address (if to be mailed)
–Amount Picked Up (or mailed)
–Date of Drive
–Location of Drive