There are several versions of this false and misleading text proliferating via Facebook and Twitter.
PLEASE PAY CAREFUL ATTENTION TO THIS! In the event that you are planning to vote democrat on Nov. 6, when you go into the voting booths, DO NOT SELECT THE BUTTON "all democrats" first, because Barack Obama will be excluded from the vote. However, if we choose "Barack Obama" first, and then "all democrats, he will earn our votes. People are not being told this information, because they are trying to use every trick in the book. TELL EVERYBODY YOU KNOW THIS PLEASE RE-POST THIS, WE CAN'T LET THEM GET AWAY WITH THIS!!!!!
PLEASE PAY CAREFUL ATTENTION TO THIS! If you are voting party line democrat on Nov. 6, when you go into the voting booths, DO NOT SELECT THE BUTTON "all democrats/republicans" first, because your presidential choice will be excluded from the vote. (For Example: if you choose "Barack Obama" first, and then "all democrats", he will earn your votes) People are not being told this information! So be informed! VOTE!
This is bad advice. Following it, ironically, could bring about the very outcome the message purports to want to prevent. If you're voting by machine, checking off your presidential choice before selecting a straight ticket option (e.g., "All Democrats" or "All Republicans") may actually cause your first selection to become unchecked. The safer course of action is to EITHER choose the straight ticket option OR check off candidate boxes individually, not both.
Most importantly, review all of your selections to make sure they're correct before finalizing your ballot.