I came across an article from Wired  explaining that an open source web app for voter registration in the US had been developed and released in the US. Seems like something that should have happened years ago. In any event, it's a Ruby on Rails app that demands 1.9.2 of Ruby . This looked to me like a great opportunity to learn something new and take 12.0 and Debian for another spin.
When I tried last night, I was immediately frustrated. But coming at it today brought some success; it's not a patch yet, but I will follow this post with build notes. If it becomes a patch, it'll need to be quick work. As the demo  suggests, it makes quick work out of the voter registration process.
 Wired Article: http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/09/dems-release-voter-registration...
 web app page: http://democrats.github.com/voter-registration/
 Demo: http://voter-registration.herokuapp.com/