Election officials are working overtime to register an unusually high number of potential voters — but don't be too quick to assume that spells good news for one political party or the other. It's not just the number of registrations that matters — it's who actually votes, and how.
Jerry Hanson, heads election division for Department of Assessment and Taxation for Washington County, Ore.
Thomas Patterson, professor of government and the press of Harvard's Kennedy school. Author of Vanishing Voter: Public Involvement in an Age of Uncertainty
Adam Smith, political editor for the St. Petersburg Times
John Fund, columnist for The Wall Street Journal