Obama for America

"Vote by Mail in Colorado"
2 min. 52 sec. YouTube video from Oct. 20, 2008.


Male Announcer: This is Mr. Johnson.  Mr. Johnson reads the same news every day that you do.  Our nation is fighting two wars.  Our economy is in shambles.  And our environment is in peril.  He knows it's time for a change.  He wants to vote for Barack Obama and all the other [music starts] great Democrats on the ticket.

Today, we're going to show you how to vote by mail.

Mr. Johnson: Whoa, whoa, whoa.  Vote by mail?

Obama staffer: That's right Mr. Johnson.  Voting by mail is swell.  Folks all over Colorado are voting from their homes this year and skipping the lines on Election Day.

Mr. Johnson: How do I vote by mail?

Obama staffer: Just fill out this application.  We'll send it to your county clerk right away.

Mr. Johnson: Wow.  This is easy.  And fun.

Obama staffer: Within a few days, you'll get your ballot in the mail.  Fill in your ballot by connecting the arrow to the candidate you want to vote for.  You must use blue or black ink.  The best part about a mail-in ballot is that you can take your time and look over every candidate and question.

If you're a first time voter, you'll need to make a copy of an ID to mail in with your ballot.  Your ID can be your driver's license, passport, a valid student ID with photograph issued by a Colorado college or university, a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or other government document showing your name and address, a Medicare or Medicaid card, a U.S. military ID with your photograph, state or federal government employee ID with a photograph, certified copy of a U.S. birth certificate or a certified document of naturalization.

Now you put you ballot in the envelope.  Put that envelope in the larger envelope along with your ID and either mail it to your county clerk or bring it to the office.  Make sure you have the right amount of postage.  And that's it.  You just voted for Barack Obama.

Mr. Johnson: I just voted for Barack Obama!  Now I can skip waiting in lines and feeling rushed, and I can help on Election Day.  But what if I have questions?

Obama staffer: You can visit VoteforChange.com or call 877-CO-08-VOTE.

Mr. Johnson: VoteforChange.com or 877-CO-08-VOTE.

Obama staffer: That's right.  VoteforChange.com or 877-260-8868.  [music]  Thanks for watching.


Notes: Done in the style of a newsreel or something from the 1950s and presented as an episode of "So You Want to Vote for Barack Obama."  Concludes with the two skipping down the hall, leaving the viewer eagerly anticipating the next exciting episode.