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View Diary: Republican precinct chair in Texas has voted twice in same elections in both Texas and Pennsylvania (75 comments)

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  •  Not a "federal form," and not everywhere (5+ / 0-)
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    dewtx, Amber6541, InsultComicDog, elwior, matx

    Procedure and form varies from state to state. I've moved several times and none of the states notified my previous one that I'd registered there -- so I could have voted two or three different places.

    However, here in RI when you apply for a mail ballot you have to sign a statement saying you're not voting anywhere else this election, and aren't eligible to vote anywhere else. I don't think the vote-in-person form has that, however.

    So whether he lied depends on how each state's form reads, and what he signed. Crazy system, but we can't have the federal government telling states what to do, can we?

    •  OMG. Just looked at both the PA and TX forms. (1+ / 0-)
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      dewtx

      I believe there should be a required section on EVERY state form asking where you were previously registered and a statement swearing you are not voting anywhere else.  Actually I prefer the way Virginia does it.  Previous registration information is required AND they send cancellation information to the county, city or state you enter in the that box.

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