Every Vote Counts #TroopVote

Every Vote Counts #TroopVote

Update for NY 11/5/2012:

Absentee Ballot Application Deadline

All absentee ballot applications must be made in person at your county board of elections by Monday, November 5th.

Extension of Absentee Ballot Receipt Deadline

The State Board of Elections has approved an extension of the deadline for absentee ballots to be received and counted from 7 days after Election Day to 13 days after Election Day. Ballots must still be postmarked no later than Monday, November 5th, however they now have until November 19th to arrive at the local Board of Elections.

If you have any questions, please locate and contact your election official at the following link: http://www.elections.ny.gov/CountyBoards.html

As all the chatter about voter fraud and voter access and voters going to the poll, Hurricane Sandy slammed the Northeast and has left a path of destruction behind her. Our National Guard and Reserve troops, ever ready to protect the home front and aid in the recovery efforts, were quickly activated and called to service.  But are these troops about to become the voters we never intended to disenfranchise?

Candace L., blogger at Army Wives’ Lives shared a disturbing post about the possibility that the troops activated to support in the recovery efforts might not have their votes counted in this election.

Help raise awareness about this issue by tweeting, calling, messaging…whatever you have to do to spread the word and ensure that these troops get to exercise their vote…a right they have dedicated their lives to protect.

Tweet This: Make sure our Nat’l Guard & Reserve troops activated for #Sandy get their vote counted! #TroopVote http://bit.ly/TskY3w

Why We Must Vote

Voting is at the core of our country’s foundation.  We have fought, marched, protested, bled, and died for the freedom to have a voice in our government.  Voting is a privilege.  It’s a hard won privilege that often gets taken for granted and slighted insomuch that nearly 50% of eligible voters chose NOT to exercise their right to vote.  For shame.

As a proud military family member, I am honored to vote.  It is my duty and my responsibility as an American to exercise the very right my husband has dedicated his life to protect.

Voting has nothing to do with being partisan.  I don’t care who you vote for, I just care that you vote.  And I care that every vote counts.  

Do your duty as a proud citizen of the United States of America and use the voice you are so privileged to have.  Your vote is an extension of your freedom of speech.  Use it or lose it.



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