I figure everyone reading this blog is sufficiently engaged with the political process to be already registered to vote. But you never know, and I'm sure most if not all of us know people who should be registered but aren't yet. So please be aware that Monday, October 6, is the deadline to register, and if you miss that date you're out of luck for this election. If for some reason you are unsure of your status, you can go to one of these locations to check:
The latter assumes you live in Harris County; if not, click the List of County Registrars link on the SOS page. If you are not registered and want to be, go here:
If you need to request a ballot by mail, perhaps because you are currently living outside your home county due to Hurricane Ike, you can do so here:
Finally, if you'd like to help other people register to vote, Houston Votes is looking for assistance. Here's a message from them:
It is now or never to register people to vote. The deadline for this November's election is Monday, October 6. People easily can volunteer to register people at large stores across the area from October 1-6 by going online to www.houstonvotes.org and clicking the volunteer button. It takes volunteers to new software (VolunteerSpot) that allows volunteers to chose their day, time, and site. Houston Votes has hundreds of shifts. People can also volunteer by contacting Dee Young at firstname.lastname@example.org and 281-702-7864.