A song about absentee voting is capturing the attention of Arlingtonians.
“People are much more responsive to the information now that there’s a song,” said volunteer Liza Figueroa Kravinsky, a composer from Clarendon who is interested in spreading the word about getting people to the polls.
She started playing the “Voter Song” outside of the Clarendon Metro for the 2008 election and was soon joined by Arlington County Revenue Commissioner Ingrid Morroy and her sister, Judith Morroy.
The group, called “Dem Girls,” plays the song outside the Clarendon Metro and near the Courthouse Plaza on Saturdays.
Watch the full video of the Dem Girls performance on YouTube.
A sample of the lyrics:
“If you work outside the county on Election Day, vote absentee. Even if you just think you’re just going to be away, vote absentee.”
Kravinsky added some additional lyrics this year informing voters that their votes are counted on election night and other details.
“People love it,” Morroy said. “They love the message and usually there is a volunteer there who hands out information on voting. The song is nonpartisan, but there may be volunteers there handing out their info on their party.”
To find out more on absentee voting in Arlington, visit the county's Office of Voter Registration.