I registered to vote when I got my Ohio license at the BMV back in, what, May? July?

I specifically remember being asked if I wanted to register to vote. I remember filling out the forms. I remember hearing that it was taken care of.

I have not, however, received notice of my polling station. So I logged in online today to look it up.

And lo and behold, my friends: according to Ohio, I am not registered to vote.

It occurs to me that I should have checked this 30 days ago, but why, when I’d registered at the BMV?

There’s a reason this is a swing state. Should I not have said out loud I was an independent?

This will be the first election I can’t vote in since I turned 18. I can’t even vote in Illinois. I can’t vote, period.

I could get terribly upset about this, but it’s my own fault. I knew things in swing states were wacky. It was the first time I’d registered in this state. I should have double checked my status 30 days ago when folks were posting about checking your status 30 days out.

Mmmmmm swing states.

I’m going to feel like shit if Ohio goes to McCain.

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