OK, in a nutshell, with the election a day away, here's what you should do if anything goes wrong with your vote or if you see something weird when you vote:

1) Shoot video of as much as you feel comfortable with, check out VideoTheVote.org to find links on how legal it is to shoot in your polling place.
2) Call one of the following:




The above numbers are also listed at the top of my right sidebar on every page of the blog at ThePete.Com.

3) Go to all or one or all of the below sites and describe your experience voting:


4) If you did shoot video and witnessed anything but a smooth process (voting problems, long lines, machine breakdowns, etc), please visit VideoTheVote.org and upload your video! If you didn't shoot video, check out the site anyway and see if it jogs your memory of anything that you may not have realized was wrong (this happened to me during the primary vote).

5) Do you MicroBlog? Do you use Twitter.com, Jaiku.com, Kwippy.com, Rejaw.com, etc, to express yourself? Be sure to post about your voting experience but make sure to include correct hashtags for your issue:

* #votereport
* #EP{two-letter state code} - e.g. EPNY for New York, EPOH for Ohio (for serious legal issues only)
* #machine - use this tag to signal a problem with a voting machine
* #registration - use this tag to signal problems with the registration process, people being turned away for paperwok reasons
* #wait:time - use this tag to signal a long wait. Add a colon and the wait time in minutes - e.g. #wait:30 for half an hour, #wait:120 for two hours

(source NotMyGal.com is.gd/4oiS )

A hashtag is a word preceded by a "#" that search engines use to spot microblog posts about specific topics. You can also check out TwitterVoteReport.com to read Tweets about the vote from around the country.

6) BLOG ABOUT IT. Don't have a blog? Why not start one? Don't want to start one? Please comment here, at ThePete.Com, or at some other blog that talks about voting problems--preferably BradBlog.com

For news about voting irregularities, don't trust the mainstream news! They were wrong about the 2004 election so it's possible they'll be wrong again. Just go to BradBlog.com for news on election irregularities or just come here. I'll be liveblogging election irregularity news all day (as I'm sure Brad Friedman will be at the BradBlog).