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(Some Guy)   Subby went to vote after registering two years ago in his county, only to learn today the state considers him unregistered, and therefore can't. What can be done? Does Subby still have the right to gripe?   (canivote.org) divider line 31
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2012-11-06 05:10:52 PM  
Provisional ballot.
 
2012-11-06 05:13:29 PM  

Blues_X: Provisional ballot.


This, and hopefully you'll care to participate in voicing opposition to endless voter roll purges.
 
2012-11-06 05:21:40 PM  
The right to gripe is even more inviolate than the right to vote.
 
2012-11-06 05:38:38 PM  
And what part of Pennsylvania do you live in, Subs?
 
2012-11-06 06:06:42 PM  
I say, don't pay your taxes this year. They take your rights, you take their money!
 
2012-11-06 06:31:10 PM  
You a minority?
 
2012-11-06 06:37:36 PM  
Relax and pour yourself a nice cocktail subby and join those that think the election is rigged and voting doesn't matter. Be smug about it.

or this -

Vodka Zombie: I say, don't pay your taxes this year. They take your rights, you take their money!

 
2012-11-06 06:56:18 PM  
This was the plot to an "All in the Family" episode in 1972.
 
2012-11-06 06:57:51 PM  
No offense, but no. If your dumb ass couldn't be bothered to visit a one-stop early voting booth at some point in the last 2-3 weeks, well...that's your problem. And if your dumb ass is too stupid to live in a state that has early voting, well...that's your problem too.

Sorry, but it's true: register every year you plan on voting, just to be safe. And go as early as you can, so as to have maximum time to compensate for problems in the event they arise.
 
2012-11-06 07:59:52 PM  
Why didn't you deal with it weeks ago instead of waiting until election day?
 
2012-11-06 08:55:51 PM  

Mentat: Why didn't you deal with it weeks ago instead of waiting until election day?


No kidding. I worry if I dont get my voter information packet a month before an election..
 
2012-11-06 09:02:43 PM  
There are tests to determine if you are smart enough* to vote. Guess how well you did, subby!

* Or (in Ohio) white enough
 
2012-11-06 09:39:19 PM  
the ballots i get in teh mail before the various elections are my hint that is okay for me, but don't go by me as i'm not well at all. but feel free to biatch & moan, that's what Americans do best.
 
2012-11-06 09:58:45 PM  
I bet there have been a few elections since you registered two years ago. You should have known well before today. You can complain but it's your own fault for waiting for so long.
 
2012-11-06 10:11:09 PM  

jaytkay: * Or (in Ohio) white enough


Non-whites don't even visit Ohio. Hell, other whites don't even visit Ohio. It's not racism, it's more like an aura of hate.
 
2012-11-06 10:22:06 PM  

whistleridge: No offense, but no. If your dumb ass couldn't be bothered to visit a one-stop early voting booth at some point in the last 2-3 weeks, well...that's your problem. And if your dumb ass is too stupid to live in a state that has early voting, well...that's your problem too.

Sorry, but it's true: register every year you plan on voting, just to be safe. And go as early as you can, so as to have maximum time to compensate for problems in the event they arise.


Early voting wasn't the question. "Expired" registration is the question. Quit being a prick if you can't actually answer subby's question. I'd like to know why your registration would ever "expire" myself, and people like you aren't helping.
 
2012-11-07 12:06:30 AM  
Huh, I guess I'm just ignorant of how other states or counties work. Here in WI you can register, or change your address at your polling place, all you need is your drivers license.
 
2012-11-07 12:31:12 AM  
I just spent 16 hours dealing with people just as stupid as you. You didn't vote in the last few elections, and you didn't complete your town census. You didn't register I vote, or check if you are registered.

And now you're sad because you didn't take the minimum required action to participate in democracy.

You are a farking moron who probably would have accidentally eaten your ballot if it had been given to you.
 
2012-11-07 12:35:09 AM  

Mikey1969: whistleridge: No offense, but no. If your dumb ass couldn't be bothered to visit a one-stop early voting booth at some point in the last 2-3 weeks, well...that's your problem. And if your dumb ass is too stupid to live in a state that has early voting, well...that's your problem too.

Sorry, but it's true: register every year you plan on voting, just to be safe. And go as early as you can, so as to have maximum time to compensate for problems in the event they arise.

Early voting wasn't the question. "Expired" registration is the question. Quit being a prick if you can't actually answer subby's question. I'd like to know why your registration would ever "expire" myself, and people like you aren't helping.


Because the town sent out a census and he didn't complete it.
 
2012-11-07 01:05:05 AM  

Mentat: Why didn't you deal with it weeks ago instead of waiting until election day?


I voted today. It's election day, why is everyone giving him a ration of shiat for voting on actual election day? This is the stupidest thing to be attacking subby on. Hell, I didn't even have a line tonight, so that wasn't even a reason to vote early.
 
2012-11-07 01:07:18 AM  

what_now: Mikey1969: whistleridge: No offense, but no. If your dumb ass couldn't be bothered to visit a one-stop early voting booth at some point in the last 2-3 weeks, well...that's your problem. And if your dumb ass is too stupid to live in a state that has early voting, well...that's your problem too.

Sorry, but it's true: register every year you plan on voting, just to be safe. And go as early as you can, so as to have maximum time to compensate for problems in the event they arise.

Early voting wasn't the question. "Expired" registration is the question. Quit being a prick if you can't actually answer subby's question. I'd like to know why your registration would ever "expire" myself, and people like you aren't helping.

Because the town sent out a census and he didn't complete it.


INteresting. I've never heard that you had to fill out the census to keep your voter registration "active". All I've ever heard is that you have to update it when you move. Maybe instead of calling subby names, you could call for more coverage of this rule? Seems to me like it's not common knowledge.

Oh well, learn somethign new every day.
 
2012-11-07 01:11:50 AM  

whistleridge: No offense, but no. If your dumb ass couldn't be bothered to visit a one-stop early voting booth at some point in the last 2-3 weeks, well...that's your problem. And if your dumb ass is too stupid to live in a state that has early voting, well...that's your problem too.

Sorry, but it's true: register every year you plan on voting, just to be safe. And go as early as you can, so as to have maximum time to compensate for problems in the event they arise.


Because the government never makes mistakes and purges people from the rolls for no reason.

THAT NEVER HAPPENS!

/never
//I bet you love red light camera's too
 
2012-11-07 01:27:39 AM  
I live in Broward Cnty FL, I am surprised at the actual number that are in vs. the the number of political signs I saw. With in my neighborhood RMoney signs were very prevalent, 15 to 1 at least..

But in the results that are in (over 90%) Obama has over 70% of the actual vote.

This leads me to believe that yard signs don't do so well as a tool for support.

Oh, the Mitt is giving up! He knows it is over.

\ Up onto the Soapbox

I really feel there needs to be an Amendment to allow the voters to remove everyone in the house and senate and qa special election be held shortly after, to elect new reps and senators. With the provision that if you are ousted by the amendment you never hold an elected office again. This may be the only way we can really control the people who enact laws that run our country and us as voters have control as a population. It would not be a sate by state thing, it would be on everyone's ballot to "flush the reps" (so to speak) . So if the country's popular vote want to refresh the houses we can. This "we have to elect someone every few years just sucks! We need another option to get get rid of everyone at once, no matter what state you live in.

The reps and senators are not just voting for your state but also for their friends in other states!

The next thing that needs to change are how amendments are able to be places on bills that are going through the houses. Unless it has something to do with the original bill it cannot be added to the bill. For example you can't add something for a meat packing plant in Iowa, when the bill is about banking and finance regulations.

Anyone know how to Kickstart this amendment?

\Okay I'm down now.


/ I really think this is the only way we can truly control our representation by elected officials.
// thank you for listening.
/// I'll be back soon to run my "penny campaign" in a couple of years.
.
 
2012-11-07 02:18:40 AM  
In can't say specifically for every place, but in the two states I've been registered to vote in, if you do not vote X number of times (one was 2 elections, the other was 5), you are removed from the "registered to vote" list. When I registered to vote in my new place of residence, I was handed a packet of information regarding voting registration rules. The definitions for "active" and "inactive" voters was included in that information packet. That information is also kept on my states' Board of Elections website. Since most states, if not all, also have that same website, with likely the same information listed, it isn't inaccessible.

Each year, around July, I check that website to make sure I'm up to date on what rules and laws have changed and to check if I'm still registered. It's something I recommend that everyone do so there are no surprises when you arrive at the polling place.
 
2012-11-07 03:40:07 AM  
Don't vote. It's a waste of time and energy.
 
2012-11-07 04:53:25 AM  
You have a limited right to gripe. Sure, you registered, which is great, but despite all the news this year about voter fraud reduction efforts voter suppression, purging of voter registrations and general ass-hattery you didn't check to see if you'd been affected.
You shouldn't have been affected, but it's on you to protect your rights.
 
2012-11-07 07:43:43 AM  
Wow, your community hasn't had any elections in the past two years?

There are other important elections held, and you could have known about this glitch a long time ago.
 
2012-11-07 10:47:36 AM  

Mikey1969: Mentat: Why didn't you deal with it weeks ago instead of waiting until election day?

I voted today. It's election day, why is everyone giving him a ration of shiat for voting on actual election day? This is the stupidest thing to be attacking subby on. Hell, I didn't even have a line tonight, so that wasn't even a reason to vote early.


People are giving him shiat for waiting until election day to find out if he was registered to vote.
 
2012-11-07 02:21:52 PM  

Mikey1969: whistleridge: No offense, but no. If your dumb ass couldn't be bothered to visit a one-stop early voting booth at some point in the last 2-3 weeks, well...that's your problem. And if your dumb ass is too stupid to live in a state that has early voting, well...that's your problem too.

Sorry, but it's true: register every year you plan on voting, just to be safe. And go as early as you can, so as to have maximum time to compensate for problems in the event they arise.

Early voting wasn't the question. "Expired" registration is the question. Quit being a prick if you can't actually answer subby's question. I'd like to know why your registration would ever "expire" myself, and people like you aren't helping.


Because in the 2 years since you registered, there have been at least 4 elections. If you didn't vote in those, they assume you've moved away.

The moral of the story is "vote in every election".
 
2012-11-07 06:03:37 PM  
my jury duty summons tells me my registration is still valid
 
2012-11-09 03:49:08 PM  

Cyberluddite: And what part of Pennsylvania do you live in, Subs?


Subs here. A few facts, in an effort to clarify my stance and demographics:

I live near Dallas, Texas.

I am white and born in the US.

I didn't vote in any city or county elections because I am a renter and most of the elections affected little that I could perceive in my daily life.

I didn't vote in the gubernatorial races here in Texas because the state's as red as possible, and Perry's still riding the coattails of Bush's ascension to presidency.

I don't vote for opposition because I don't like someone. I vote for who I want in office, not who I hope will win.

I was going to write in "None of the above" due to the lack of candidates that held at least similar beliefs to myself.

Apologies for the late reply, the past few days have been exceptionally busy.
 
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