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  •  I will do my usual bit (12+ / 0-)

    of getting new students at my university to register to vote, but I will also have to explain the new ID rules.  Which means I have to understand them myself.  I know that the ID has to have a photo and an expiration date.  In the past, students who were from out of the region, or even out of state, could register to vote as local residents, but if their driver's licenses show an address different from their current one, will this be a problem?  Would they have to provide proof of residency, such as a bill with name and new claimed address on it?  Or would it simplify the whole process to have them all vote absentee in their original home districts?

    -5.13,-5.64; If you gave [Jerry Falwell] an enema, you could bury him in a matchbox. -- Christopher Hitchens

    by gizmo59 on Wed Jul 04, 2012 at 07:26:17 AM PDT

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    •  Do you have registration forms? (5+ / 0-)
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      I'll get some for you.  I will also stop by the campaign office and ask if they have literature on the votong requirements and procedures for acquiring id for students.  I believe that the state schools have put the required expiration date on the ids now but I am not sure of that.  Is B interested in helping out at his school?  I could meet with him and help out there too.

      And she's good at appearing sane, I just want you to know. Winwood/Capaldi

      by tobendaro on Wed Jul 04, 2012 at 08:23:42 AM PDT

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      •  I have access to (3+ / 0-)
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        voter registration forms, but I can always use more.  You know, I don't even know if there is any kind of organized effort on campus to register students, but I would be surprised if there wasn't.  In any case, I have direct access to perhaps 100 students.  Some of them will already be registered, but most of the freshman will not.  It's not a huge number, but it's what I can do.

        -5.13,-5.64; If you gave [Jerry Falwell] an enema, you could bury him in a matchbox. -- Christopher Hitchens

        by gizmo59 on Wed Jul 04, 2012 at 09:08:17 AM PDT

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        •  I'll bring some to the HOTA. (2+ / 0-)
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          I am going to ask the campaign office if they have outlets at the campuses.  Maybe I will just have to volunteer for that too.  Can't let an opportunity slip away.

          And she's good at appearing sane, I just want you to know. Winwood/Capaldi

          by tobendaro on Wed Jul 04, 2012 at 09:50:58 AM PDT

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