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  • by entropic (2521) on 2002.11.06 6:37 (#14506)

    I recently moved across town. As required I went to the bureau of motor vehicles and updated my car registration, drivers license and voter registration. The friendly BMV women supplied me w/ receipt of my voter registration.

    When I went to vote today at my new voting location, I wasn't on the list. I provided the head guy w/ my voter registration reciept and he gets on the phone and calls (someone) who tells him I'm to go to another location because my registration is still my old address. Apparently the receipt is worthless.

    No big deal (i say to my self), its just a 30 minute drive accross town. So, I make it to the new voting place. Supply the voting-worker-lady w/ my receipt and tell her about my situation. She confirms my name on the list and proceeds to tell me that I cannot vote here because I no longer live in the district. I say "but, but" and she says that I should have re-confirmed my registration w/ the "city" 30days before the election. She says "its your responsibility".

    I'm supposed to confirm my registration? WTF? Seems my freaking BMV receipt is enough.

    I drive back to my original, correct voting place and the guy tells me I can't vote because I'm not on the list w/ him but on the other list and they can't let me vote.

    Even though I feel screwed I couldn't figure out how to complain since everybody was so super nice. But if I were an old black woman from Broward County Florida they would have figured out how to let me vote.

    My Congressman Dan Burton's office is right next door. I wonder if I complain to them I'll get any simpathy. Probably not since he's been getting 70% of the vote for 10years.

    And its a real bummer since I'd vote libertarian. I could have bumped the percent from 2% to 2.1%.

    Word to the wise .... be sure to "re-confirm" your registration if you move to the 6th district of indiana.