With November 6 quickly approaching, the number of political ads taking over the air waves are almost matched by the number of videos dominating YouTube, calling on Americans to hit the polls. Whether you’re enticed by the prospect of meeting your special someone at the polls, the promise of Will Ferrell cooking you dinner if you vote, or simply agree with Steve Carrell that to vote is a responsibility we all share, a case has been made for you to get out and vote.
It seems a bit ridiculous that so much attention need to go to convincing people to get out and vote if you ask me, but sadly, it really is energy well spent. In the 2008 election, only 63 percent of Americans eligible to vote actually stepped inside a voting booth. I’ve always been of the mind that to vote is to express your voice – and yet clearly 37 percent of eligible voters don’t think their voice will have influence or matters.
If you need some final convincing or know some folks who do, here are some of my fave videos calling on people to vote (yes, some are partisan, but to me the message that really matters is to vote). Who knows, maybe you can take Ferrell up on the offer for some angel hair pasta at the end of the day.
Will Ferrell Will Do Anything to Get You to Vote
Errol Morris Asks Why Vote? 'The Polls are a Meat Market'
Steve Carell Wants You to Click
What do you think is the most compelling reason to cast your vote (other than a tattoo drawn by Will Ferrell of course!)?