Will I be able to vote>

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    Nov 04, 2012 12:54 AM GMT
    I registered to vote when I was in WA, but now I'm in CA and someone said I have to re-register. How accurate is that? I dont want to stand in line just to find out I'm SOL.

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    Nov 04, 2012 1:23 AM GMT
    ohboy saidI registered to vote when I was in WA, but now I'm in CA and someone said I have to re-register. How accurate is that? I dont want to stand in line just to find out I'm SOL.




    Quite accurate. You missed the registration period. Sorry.
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    Nov 04, 2012 3:04 AM GMT
    ohboy saidI registered to vote when I was in WA, but now I'm in CA and someone said I have to re-register. How accurate is that? I dont want to stand in line just to find out I'm SOL.



    You can still vote in WA.
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    Nov 04, 2012 3:27 AM GMT
    Yeah but I'm not planning to go to WA on Tuesday
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    Nov 04, 2012 3:57 AM GMT
    well if ur voting Romney then No

    if Obama then : plz u can voteicon_rolleyes.gif
  • ohioguy12

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    Nov 04, 2012 5:24 AM GMT
    Check on WA's rules. you may be able to vote absentee
  • calibro

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    Nov 04, 2012 1:13 PM GMT
    i'm not sure when the registration window in california closes, but if it has, you're out of luck. you have to request an absentee ballot by mail by a certain date, and this is clearly past the date.

    but no offense, how did you not know this?
  • calibro

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    Nov 04, 2012 1:14 PM GMT
    yeah, i just checked... registration closes in california 15 days before the election.
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    Nov 04, 2012 1:39 PM GMT
    ohioguy12 saidCheck on WA's rules. you may be able to vote absentee



    Its too late to request absentee for WA
  • Bunjamon

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    Nov 04, 2012 2:03 PM GMT
    calibro said

    but no offense, how did you not know this?


    This. But, unfortunately, you're not alone. A great number of people in the US either don't know or don't care about elections, and registered voter turnout hasn't been higher than 60% since 1968. You'll count somewhere in that 40ish percent this year, being registered in Washington but not voting.

    In Wisconsin, you can register on election day. However, this is not the case in most states.

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    Nov 04, 2012 2:18 PM GMT
    ohboy saidI registered to vote when I was in WA, but now I'm in CA and someone said I have to re-register. How accurate is that? I dont want to stand in line just to find out I'm SOL.

    Registration & voting is a State function, not a Federal, with the exception of the District of Columbia. Registering in one State does not make you eligible to vote in others, even for Federal offices.

    Because legally all elections are for candidates at the State level, including Members of Congress. And when you vote for the President & VP, you are actually voting for Electors from your State, who according to the Constitution are the ones who are really voting for the Presidential ticket in December.

    Plus you can only register & vote in your State of residence, except for active duty military and certain Federal employees & officials, whose home State residency is "portable" to other States of assignment. If your residence is now CA, by virtue of your time living there, and especially if you have a CA driver's license and other ID, then CA is the only State in which you may legally vote. Voting absentee in WA would not be legal, if you have now automatically become a CA resident.
  • monet

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    Nov 04, 2012 2:24 PM GMT
    You only thought about this three days before the election? Really?

    Probably better if you don't vote.