President Obama has a new voter registration website that would make you think you can register to vote entirely online. Trouble is – you can’t in North Carolina.
The website even reassures the voter that : “Your signed voter registration application will be mailed to your county election office within the next 24 hours.”
But there is a catch – expect an email (more than 24 hours later) from the First Lady informing you that you will need to complete a form and then print it out and deliver it to your local board of elections. Along with a bit of misinformation upfront (in that they lead people in NC to believe they can register online), if you decide to register on his website know that you will be required to submit your birth date and a signature – this information will now be somewhere within the President’s re-election campaign. According to North Carolina law a voter’s signature and birth date are considered confidential information.
Is the Obama campaign misleading people to believe that they are registering to vote as a means to collect more information, not to mention information they can’t get anywhere else?
Here is a website where you can learn more about www.gottaregister.com.