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Voting Day

PHOTOS: A Century Of San Francisco Elections

sfpllogo_hires | Posted 01.06.2013 | San Francisco

Happy Election Day! We hope you joined the hundreds of thousands of San Franciscans who cast their votes around town to help shape the future of ou...

Asian Americans: The Up-for-Grabs Electorate

Mee Moua | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
Mee Moua

In an election season where winners and losers will be determined by the slimmest of margins, my own experience tells me that those who continue to overlook the Asian American and Pacific Islander voting bloc do so at their own peril.

10 Essential Voting Tips!

Steven Weber | Posted 01.06.2013 | Comedy
Steven Weber

Now that everyone is empowered by social media to behave in ways they've always wished they could but which vague morality and actual physical, tactile contact with human beings has in the past prevented, here are some ways to make the act of voting more exciting!

Charge Up and Vote: Two Election Day Playlists

Joseph Cardillo, Ph.D. | Posted 01.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Joseph Cardillo, Ph.D.

Election Day is tomorrow, and you can use your playlists to supercharge as you get out and vote. Find tunes that will charge you up with the right energy and send you the motivational message you need to be hearing, as well as reward you for doing something good and important.

The Soul Of A Citizen: Does Your Vote Really Matter?

Dr. Judith Rich | Posted 12.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judith Rich

Before you decide your vote doesn't matter in this election, I ask you consider this question: Where else in your life have you left the playing field because you didn't like or agree with the way the game was being played?

Is It Important To Vote -- And Why? (WATCH)

Posted 10.26.2012 | MarloThomas

Microphone in hand, I went out and asked the people of New York: Is it important to vote -- and why? var src_url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scr...

What a Cray Cray Election! (Just Vote Honey Badger!)

Randall | Posted 12.24.2012 | Comedy
Randall

In case you were wondering, Honey Badger does care about some things! Since everyone got all slap-happy with their political ads this year (there's one every second! I poop you not!), here's one for the Vote Honey Badger campaign.

How To Get Out The Vote, From Donna Brazile (WATCH)

Posted 08.20.2013 | MarloThomas

Donna Brazile, Vice-Chair of the Democratic National Committee, spoke about getting people involved in politics and encouraging them to vote when she ...

What's So Super About Tuesday?: How Mid-week Elections Are Damaging American Democracy

Harvard Kennedy School Democrats | Posted 05.06.2012 | Politics
Harvard Kennedy School Democrats

Tuesday elections are unrealistic and burdensome in today's hyperactive workweek. Americans are busy. Finding the extra time to vote mid-week is difficult for everyone and practically prohibitive for many working class citizens clocking long hours at work while looking after a family.

Let's Stop Voting in Churches

Roy Speckhardt | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics
Roy Speckhardt

Since polling place influences the vote, governments and election boards should do all they can to find neutral voting locations. And it would seem very unlikely that churches would be chosen if neutrality were the aim.

Why Won't You Join Me In Voting? An Open Letter to A "Non-Voter"

Ilana Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Ilana Ross

What went wrong with you, non-voters? When did you sour on democracy?

San Francisco Goes to the Ballot Box for Electoral Reform

Afton Branche | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Afton Branche

The Saturday Voting Act, a proposition that would require San Francisco to open all polling places on the Saturday before Election Day, is an innovation that could significantly boost voter turnout.

Voting Guide For The Last Minute Voter

gothamgazette.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Turnout is likely to be anemic, experts say. But that is no reason to head to the polls uninformed. In our latest Guide for the Last Minute Voter, we...

Voting Guide For New Yorkers

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Election day is finally here! To find your polling site, you can use the city's handy Poll Site Locator. You can also call 866-VOTE-NYC or 311. For...

World to Obama: Thanks for Giving Us Back Our America

Rebecca Novick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rebecca Novick

It's the immigrants who really know the fragility of liberty; how it can be won and lost, and won and lost again. For them freedom is not a parade. It's a flower in a storm.

Election NYC

Susan Sawyers | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Sawyers

Instead of long lines and/or a "dark side," I met a handful of people who were excited and hopeful about a change in administration and international perception of the United States.

Obama's Big Bang in France

Beth Arnold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Beth Arnold

The truth is -- and some Americans don't understand this -- the French also wanted the best for us.

Joe the Plumber Vs. Lilly Ledbetter

Beverly Wettenstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Beverly Wettenstein

When Obama mentioned Ledbetter in a debate, McCain muttered that it would create "a trial lawyers dream." He claims lawyers could take advantage of women who allege discrimination.

Mondale's Revenge

Glenn Hurowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Glenn Hurowitz

To be sure, the failing economy provided Democrats the context they needed. But a candidate with a little backbone gave them the ability to convince voters to take a chance on change.

Republican Steals All of Neighborhood Obama Signs

Philip G. Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Philip G. Baker

Our neighborhood has had many more Obama lawn signs than McCain, by a a ratio of almost 10:1. Today someone drove through this part of the town and stole all of the Obama signs.

Why Democrats Can Hold the Veteran and Military Family Vote Moving Forward

Jonathan Powers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Powers

Numerous veterans are returning home to find a newly found passion for politics as we have seen first hand how America's policies affect other nations and how Washington has failed.

Election Celebration Tips

Lea Lane | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lea Lane

This is a moment to remember, and to share. May we all have a wonderful evening!

Lose the Election and Save the Party

Michael Pento | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Pento

For me it's not just that the McCain/Palin ticket sounds very much like Obama/Biden in many ways, it's the fact that they believe that true conservatives can be fooled so easily.

Yes. We. Did.

Steven Weber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven Weber

As Obama has campaigned, so shall he govern. And as he won, so have we won. We must preserve, protect and defend the nation we have won back.

In Paris, Obama May Be The Only Antidote to W-Induced Shame

Jessica Roy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jessica Roy

One of the first things French people ask me after I tell them I am American is if I am voting for Obama. One guy actually tried to buy the Obama shirt I picked up at the DNC right off my back.