Wednesday, January 25, 2012

8 Most Memorable Vote Promoters Who Weren't Even Registered

Celebrities and other high-profile figures use their name to promote political campaigns and encourage people to get out and vote. But even with all the advertisements and endorsements, many of these vote promoters don't make it to the polls, or get registered for that matter. Check out these eight memorable vote promoters who weren't even registered.

  1. Paris Hilton

    It was more surprising that celebutante Paris Hilton was photographed wearing a "VOTE OR DIE!" T-shirt than her being a no-show at the polls in 2004. To make matters worse, Hilton wasn't even registered to vote in the first place.

  2. 50 Cent

    50 Cent was another big shot in P. Diddy's "Vote or Die" campaign, but like many of the other celebrity promoters, the rapper failed to follow through with voting in the 2004 presidential election. There was no record of Curtis Jackson III (aka 50 Cent) being registered or voting in any of his states of residence. However, 50 Cent may have been ineligible because of his criminal record.

  3. Alec Baldwin

    Alec Baldwin recently expressed interest in running for mayor of New York City in 2013, but forgot to mention that he's not registered to vote there. Even though Baldwin has a home in the Hamptons, the state Board of Elections has no record of him. So, before he decides to run and promote voting in one year, he should get registered right away.

  4. Ben Affleck

    Not only has Ben Affleck tossed around the idea of running for Congress in the future, but the award-winning actor also traveled with Democratic nominee, Al Gore, in 2000 to deliver a get-out-to-vote plea. Despite Affleck's avid interest in politics, he failed to vote in 2000, let alone even register until 2003!

  5. Meg Whitman

    Before Meg Whitman ran for governor of California in 2010, she was rarely exercising her right to vote. In fact, Whitman registered for the first time ever in 2002. The successful businesswoman didn't have much interest in politics for a solid 28 years. It appears that her spotty private voting record was enough to make voters wary of her eligibility.

  6. Ludacris

    Although he claims to have voted by absentee ballot in the 2004 presidential election, rapper Ludacris may have missed the mark completely. According to voting records in Christopher Bridges' (aka Ludacris') states of residence, there was no evidence that he voted or was even registered.

  7. Heidi Montag

    In 2008, The Hills star Heidi Montag publicly announced her presidential endorsement of Republican candidate John McCain before even registering to vote! McCain was much obliged and even stated that he never misses an episode of her hit show. Surprisingly, Montag got registered in time to make it to the polls on Election Day.

  8. Arnold Schwarzenegger

    Arnold Schwarzenegger may have been the governor of California for seven years, but the former actor/bodybuilder didn't always take voting so seriously. Before he was elected in 2003, Schwarzenegger missed five of the 11 statewide elections.

Taken from Online Certificate Programs

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