Archive for the ‘get out the vote’ Category

Get Out the Vote in South Dakota

June 2, 2008

There are 31 delegates at stake tomorrow in South Dakota and Montana. Barack needs 44 more delegates to win the nomination. Here’s a post from with information on helping get out the vote in South Dakota.

Help South Dakota Get Out the Vote

by Zachary Scott Edwards, Monday, June 02, 2008 at 07:52 AM

The intersection of Vote St. and Quest St. goes right through South Dakota

There is only one more day until we vote in South Dakota and the grassroots has mobilized to knock on doors, make the important phone calls, and work to help Get Out the Vote.

If you are in South Dakota, and need to find where to vote tomorrow, click here. You can also call 1-866-675-2008.

This is the crunch time where every minute counts. Our local offices are the best place to go if you want to get involved, but you can also call your nearest office and they can help you find a canvass near you�we need your help today!

KEVN reports…

Obama supporters continue door to door campaign

Volunteers are going door-to-door passing out literature, posting signs, and trying to get the last of the undecided voters on the Illinois Senator’s side.

Richard Ptacek says, “There’s an opportunity here to clarify some things. I think there are a lot of talking points out there that are not accurate and maybe today when I get out and meet some of these people I can help clarify some of those things or at least get them to look at it a little closer.” Richard and his family from Piedmont have decided to spend their Sunday canvassing — hoping to share with others their belief in Obama’s ability to change America. Richard Ptacek says, “A lot of times a families politics do dived families. In our case it brings us together. So we’re gonna take the time to go to work together to share our experience, strength and hope with others to.”

If you are able, please join us for this extremely important day of reaching out to local voters, talking about Barack, and making sure they know where they are voting on Tuesday. We�ll provide all of the materials to make it easy, make sure you are comfortable and going out with a canvass buddy, and provide food and drinks to enjoy before and after you go out!

We need every voice speaking loud and clear about the importance of tomorrow�s vote in South Dakota�and if you are at home, and ready to make the difference, then please, get started making calls!

Barack talks about honest solutions to the nation’s problems in Mitchell, South Dakota.

Ida Fast Wolf introduces Barack Obama in Rapid City, South Dakota.


West Virginia Votes

May 13, 2008

You can help get out the vote in West Virginia by calling voters:

And here’s poll information for West Virginia from

West Virginia: Polls Are Open Now

by Christopher Hass, Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 03:36 AM

Right now, people across West Virginia are heading to their polling locations to cast their votes. Polls are open from 6:30 AM. to 7:30 PM, and you can look up your polling location online now. As Barack wrote in an email to West Virginians last night:

For more than a year, you have been dedicated to the idea that when ordinary people come together, we can do extraordinary things.

It’s been inspiring to see our movement grow in the Mountain State, and it strengthens my faith that the American people � not just here in West Virginia, but across the country � are ready to stop settling for what the cynics tell us we must accept and start reaching for what’s possible.

Tuesday is an opportunity for us to earn some of the last remaining pledged delegates, and take another big step toward the nomination.

If you get out and vote � and bring others to vote too � our movement will continue to grow. The world will know that people like you stood up for a different kind of politics. And real change will be within reach.

As you head to the polls, here’s what you’ll need to know:

  • Polls are open from 6:30 AM. to 7:30 PM Eastern. If you are in line when the polls close at 7:30 PM, you have the right to vote.

  • First-time voters who registered by mail should bring a valid and current photo ID, current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or a government document that shows the name and address of the voter.

  • The primary is open to Democrats and Independents. Independents need to request a Democratic ballot to vote in the Democratic primary.

Find your polling place

Get Out the Vote in West Virginia

May 10, 2008

Here’s an appeal for help in West Virginia from Field Director Rachel Signman.

Right now, thousands of people in West Virginia are thinking seriously about which way they’ll vote when they go to the polls on Tuesday.

You can make their decision easy.

The West Virginia primary is coming up on Tuesday, May 13th, and we have an opportunity to secure some of the final available delegates and move a big step closer to the nomination.

We can’t do this without your help � and you can make a difference right from your home.

Our team has put together a list of the potential supporters here in West Virginia whom we most need to reach by Tuesday. Your voice could persuade them to cast their votes for Barack � but only if you use our simple online tool right now and give them a call.

We have thousands of potential supporters to reach, and no time to waste � please pick up the phone and start calling for Barack right away.

Barack had a big night on Tuesday because people like you, not just from North Carolina and Indiana but from states near and far, decided to take action, reach out to potential supporters, and build this movement one voter at a time.

You can carry our momentum forward in West Virginia � and with Election Day just four days away, we need your help now more than ever.

Even if you have never made a call for Barack before, you’ll be able to make a difference. Simply log in and get started � it’s easy!

I hope you’ll make a few calls every day between now and Tuesday � start right now.

Thank you,


Rachel Sigman
West Virginia Field Director
Obama for America

Saleem on volunteering for Barack Obama

April 21, 2008

Listen to Saleem speak of the satisfaction he has experienced volunteering for Barack Obama.

Turnout Effort is Key

April 17, 2008

With the weekend approaching, the get out the vote effort will fire up to full throttle. The four days leading up to Tuesday are traditionally the best for reminding and motivating supporters about the election.

Many people need a little push to go to the polls, and that group often decides elections in the end.

Here is a video of Bonnie, a volunteer from Greene County, Pennsylvania.

Find your polling place

April 18 On Track for Change Rally
in Philadelphia

Help Get Out The Vote

Getting out the Vote in Pennsylvania

April 13, 2008

With about a week left until the Pennsylvania primary, the focus shifts to voter turnout.

The Keystone State will be a tough one for the Obama campaign and their hopes rely mainly on registering overs and getting out the vote. They completed a successful voter registration drive, so now the task is getting Obama supporters to the polls.

Young people could end up playing the vital role.

Check out the YouTube video of the University of Pittsburgh student forum. Representatives of Students for Obama answered policy question at the forum coordinated by the University of Pittsburgh College Democrats.