Think You Can Vote? Double-Check. Think You Can’t Vote? Also Double-Check

Michaelangelo Matos | October 29, 2008 5:00 am

The New York Times‘ Jim Dwyer reported last weekend that Rock the Vote, music-biz voter-registration drive, had a few glitches in its system that could prevent some of its registrars from being able to vote. As Robert Christgau, in a good summary post at ARTicles, notes, RTV began looking into the problem, and Dwyer wrote a follow-up. If you registered through Rock the Vote, you should probably look into it, what with there being less than a week left before Election Day. And you should probably look into your eligibility even if you don’t think you can vote: Just look at T.I., who despite his criminal record discovered he was eligible to vote. “It was definitely worth standing in line and doing all the things people complain about voting. I think it’s more than worth it,” he said through his publicist. Usually that kind of thing seems boilerplate, but especially right now, it feels like anything but. [ARTicles]