Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Free Missouri voter information cartoons

Kevin Belford drew both of these cartoons for tomorrow's St. Louis American. They promote the single most useful website and phone number for the Nov. 4 election in Missouri.

The website,, was developed by Secretary of State Robin Carnahan as one-stop-shopping for voter information. Perhaps most importantly, anyone in Missouri can get a sample ballot from this site. It is essential that everyone know how they want to vote all the way down the ballot before they go to the polls. Every minute you spend reading and considering some complex propositions is a minute someone else waits to vote.

Don't forget to vote for Robin Carnahan while you're at it. She has done an heroic job this year on ballot initiatives and election preparation.

The phone number - 1-877-MO-CHANGE (1-877-662-4264) - was set up by the Obama campaign as a catch-all for voter concerns - and, as the cartoon indicates, as a way for people to get rides to the polls who need them.

In an extensive voter guide in tomorrow's paper, we also cover fraid hotlines set up by the feds and Labor lawyers who will be on call (1-866-OUR-VOTE) in case of voter harassment.

About them fed hotlines:

United States Attorney's Office
(314) 539-7733
(314) 231-4324.
Civil Rights Division
1-800-253-3931 or 202-307-2767.
Civil Rights Criminal Section

This will not be an easy election for anyone to steal.

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