'Trick or vote!'
Isa Ballard dressed as Waldo encouraging college students to vote during the national ‘trick or vote’ event.
October 31st, 2012
02:57 PM ET

'Trick or vote!'

By Jim Roope, CNN

(CNN) – Halloween is here. And tonight, mixed in with the sounds of children yelling ‘trick or treat’ may be young adults shouting…'Trick or Vote!'

Trick of Vote is a nationwide effort to encourage younger voters to get to the polls next Tuesday and exercise their civic duty.

Organizer Richelle DeVoe says the social aspect of Halloween makes this kind of grass-roots effort easier.

[:16] 'There’s already a holiday based entirely around knocking on your neighbor’s door, which is of course Halloween. And when does Halloween happen to fall? Right before elections every year.'

Getting young people to vote has always been tough, and it's hoped that fun efforts like this will show young voters that the process doesn’t have to be  hard.

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  1. Rich

    After all, it's VOTING that matters, right? Not getting frickin' informed on the blasted issues. I mean, who can discern the truth anyway, with all the lies spouted by the major parties and the media no longer playing gatekeepers of information? Can't name the 3 branches of government? NO PROBLEM! Just pick the candidate with the best tie in a debate! NO THINKING REQUIRED, JUST VOTE!!! /sarcasm

    October 31, 2012 at 11:26 pm | Report abuse |
  2. whimsyknitter

    This is a fantastically awful idea. Let people enjoy the holiday for what it is, not every process needs to be dragged into a political arena.

    October 31, 2012 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Raul

    How many costumes are made in America? How many decorations made in America?

    We all know the answer

    October 31, 2012 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |