MO Voter Registration Deadline Today, IL & IA Soon
It's a good reminder every election year, and indeed every year, that it is your right as a citizen to cast a vote in the elections. But while there were 218,959,000 eligible voters in the United States during the 2012 general election, only 146,311,000, or 67%, were registered. And of that, only 126,144,000 actually went out and voted. While that does represent 86% of registered voters, it's only 57% of eligible voters.
Today is the deadline for Missouri Voter Registration, and yes, you can register online. The Illinois deadline to register by mail has passed, but you can still register online until October 23rd, and in person up to Election Day. In Iowa you can still register by mail, as long as it's postmarked by October 24th, while both online and in person registration continue to October 29th. You can go to vote.usa.gov to find out how you can register to vote online. If you're not sure if you're registered, you can search "Am I Registered To Vote?" and Google will take you to your state specific page to look that up.
Get registered now, and you'll be set for Election Day on November 8th.