‘Excuse me, are you registered to vote?’

By OWEN WALSH
Posted 9/4/19

TOWN OF HIGHLAND, NY — Amber Tamblyn and David Cross, actors who have a home in Sullivan County, are working with other local residents at the Barryville Farmers Market to help get people …

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‘Excuse me, are you registered to vote?’

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TOWN OF HIGHLAND, NY — Amber Tamblyn and David Cross, actors who have a home in Sullivan County, are working with other local residents at the Barryville Farmers Market to help get people registered to vote, as part of an ongoing “Vote Where Your Heart Is” initiative.

“Even before I could vote, I used to work at polling stations,” said Tamblyn, an actress and writer, known for her roles in “General Hospital,” and “Joan of Arcadia.” “For me, it’s really all about people signing up and making sure that they actually cast their vote, because I think we can’t really complain if we don’t.”

Cross, an actor and standup comedian, known for roles in “Arrested Development” and the HBO sketch show “Mr. Show,” said that in addition to getting new voters to sign up, encouraging second homeowners in the area to change their registration to Sullivan County is a goal of the initiative.

“I’ve been living here going on 12 years, and I changed my registration to Eldred six or seven years ago,” he said. “So I’ve been voting here, where I think my vote counts more than it would in the city.”

Tamblyn stressed that the drive is a non-partisan effort.

“No matter who it is, I want you to vote,” she said. “Because I feel like so many people on all sides complain about what’s happening to the country, but then a lot of them don’t vote.”

Tamblyn said that they have registered about 20 new voters so far. The drive will continue at next week’s farmers’ market on September 7, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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