Friday, June 25, 2004

Pole dancers plan to rock the vote

"A gentlemen’s club is offering a new service — voter registration — and asking other clubs to do the same.

"At Circus in the Flats, servers supply patrons with registration cards, instructions and pens. During breaks, dancers mail letters urging thousands of clubs to help register voters.

"Club co-owner Angelina Spencer said she has signed up about 225 customers and workers.

"Spencer is the executive director of the Association of Club Executives, which which represents about 800 exotic establishments. The group has registered 5,000 voters, she said.

"The Lion’s Den, a chain of adult stores based in Columbus, is participating in the drive.

"'Voter registration is good business,' spokesman Jim Everett said. 'Voter registration is good for the community.'"