College voting.

My mother had an essay on today’s Day to Day, which they titled “Teaching Good Voting Habits. It’s a nuts-and-bolts piece about how parents can make sure that their kids in college vote absentee.

You say your kid has gone off to college? You’re feeling down, like nobody needs you anymore? Well, here’s something you can do for your college student that DOESN’T involve writing yet another check.

I’ve got a daughter who’s away at college, and this is what I did for Jill today: I sat down at my computer and Googled for the state board of elections in Virginia. I found the site and tracked down the application for an absentee ballot.

Why did I do this? Because a person who’s old enough for college is also old enough to affect the outcome of the election on November 2nd.

Published by Waldo Jaquith

Waldo Jaquith (JAKE-with) is an open government technologist who lives near Char­lottes­­ville, VA, USA. more »