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Jan. 21st, 2004 | 02:01 am
mood: flirtyflirty

It would be great to get an organization together to fund busses to take students from public high schools to vote

I like this idea a lot and I'd love to help.

When I lived in student co-op housing, I did something like this (although with my truck, not a bus). I used to shuttle students from the various co-ops to our West Campus polling location for City Council elections, and I offered a 'cheat sheet' of my own personal endorsements as a handy reference for those interested to take in with them.

It felt a little edgy, for me to effectively magnify my vote that way -- but my focus was on removing ALL barriers to voting for my peers. (If you know co-op life you can understand how easy it could be not to get around to that first step of finding out where your assigned polling station has been hidden!) So all day I made myself available as advocate, voter guide, and personal chauffeur. Full-service. I'd gladly do it again.

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from: nobodobodon
date: Jan. 21st, 2004 09:13 am (UTC)

I'd be into that. Set up the van seats to hold a bunch of people, take the day off work to shuttle folks to vote.

I'd be more into that for local elections than presidential ones, because our vote might actually count. Are the reps up in the same election? State reps?

I've noticed there's a dozen elections a year here. I think that's downright criminal. Most places I've lived, there's only one per year, and every seat that needs to be filled is on the ballot. Much easier to get turnout and so forth, less money spent on polling sites, etc.

Anyway, I think it's a real good idea. I'd like to get behind that.

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