Common And Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz Host ‘Turn Up the Vote’ Event – Tha Wire
Today in Tha Wire the countdown to the second most historic presidential election is on. The deadline to register to vote( register now, click here), to be eligible to vote in this election, is October 10, 2016. This is also the deadline to get in your absentee ballots for those of you, whom will not be in town for whatever reason on election day.
Early voting is the most convenient way to vote, because you have 7 whole days to do so. Early voting for the upcoming presidential election will get underway October 25 through November 1 and will take place at your Registrar of Voters office. In Lake Charles our office is at the court house on Ryan Street on the 2nd floor in Room 7 (West Calcasieu Business Center in Sulphur-500 A North Huntington St., Bldg. B, Moss Bluff Branch Library in Moss Bluff- 261 Parish Rd., Moss Bluff) Early voting hours are 8:30 A.M. - 6:00 P.M. each day.
Of course you always have the option to vote at your precinct on Election Day, which is November 8, 2016. Poll hours on election day are 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. If you want to see what's going to be on your ballot, not sure where your precinct is or want to make sure your registered, click here or call Registrar of Voters office at (337) 721-4000. For a listing of all Registrar of Voters locations statewide, click here. For even more information and details click here. For all election dates and deadlines, click here.
So yeah...this is an extremely important election and a lot is at stake, not just the presidency, but a chance to change who runs Congress among other things. This is pretty much why celebs from all walks of life, Hollywood to music, are all doing their part to urge people to get out the vote. One superstar duo is rapper/actor Common and Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz. Yesterday the two teamed-up to "Turn Up the Vote
Thousands turned out on the streets and live on Facebook to be a part of the party, voter registration drive and celebration, which took place in Jamaica, Queens, New York. Prior to the event, Common stopped into The View and spoke to the ladies and audience about the importance of voting, gave his thoughts on the debate and more. Peep the video below and see what he had to say.
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