As the Democratic National Convention (and Hillary Clinton) reminded us just over a month ago, women didn't achieve the right to vote until 88 years ago when Tennessee became the last state to ratify the 19th Amendment to the Constitution. These days, there's lots of talk about the youth vote and the women's vote and the importance to Barack Obama of bringing new voters to the polls. If you're not registered to vote or need more information about voting in your state, check out the League of Women Voters' Vote411 site, where you can find out registration deadlines, absentee ballot information, polling times and all sorts of other useful information. But riddle us this: who among you isn't registered yet? And why?
If you're one of the (hopefully) few people that isn't registered or doesn't plan to vote, we'd love to hear why (and try to convince you to change your mind). If you've put off registering, DO IT NOW — registration deadlines are about to be up. You can't bitch about the results on November 5th and afterwards if you can't be bothered to contribute to them. DNC Celebrates Women's Equality Day [Democratic National Convention] Order of Ratification of the 19th Amendment [University of Missouri-Kansas] Vote411 [League of Women Voters]