Nov 4, 2008

joe the voter

Not that I needed an incentive to vote - but why not get a free cup of joe for voting? I took advantage of Starbucks vote-4-joe offer this morning. I also heard you can get a free Krispy Kreme donut and a free Ben & Jerry's ice cream. Cool. But it seems some folks are calling foul. According to the Christian Science Monitor:

Requiring someone to say they voted in order to receive a free coffee - that’s a felony. Here’s the Georgia state law:

“Any person who gives or receives, or offers to give or receive, or participates in the giving or receiving of money or gifts for the purpose of registering as a voter, voting, or voting for a particular candidate in any primary or election shall be guilty of a felony."

Hmmmm. So, Starbucks and Krispy Kreme modified their offers and anyone who asks for free stuff - gets it. It should be an interesting election day.

Go Vote! If you don't know where to cast your ballot, Google has a really simple website to help you find your local polling location. Then go treat yourself to a free coffee and donut.

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