21 Reasons To Register To Vote

 - Oct 2, 2008
The deadline to register to vote in the 2008 presidential election is quickly approaching. While some states have 14-day registration deadlines, like California, many others have 30-day deadlines. The 2008 election is poised to be one of the most important in history, and it's no wonder that celebrities and other high-profile figures have flexed their collective muscles to encourage all potential voters to participate in the election.

Madonna's 'Get Stupid' video clearly shows her distaste for Senator McCain, while Michael Moore's 'Slacker Uprising' movie calls young voters to action. Other celebrities have made tongue-in-cheek PSAs to encourage the public to register to vote, like Hayden Panettiere, Sarah Silverman and Leonardo DiCaprio. And still other celebrities, like Christina Aguilera, have used fashion to rock the vote.

The election calendar at Rock the Vote shows the state-by-state deadlines to register to vote. Some states, like Alaska, Nevada, Rhode Island, and South Carolina, have a deadline of October 4, so don't miss your chance to affect change!