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  •  Would AG Van Hollen be able to vote? (1+ / 0-)
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    Maybe not.

    From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ...

    Would Van Hollen pass a voter check?
    By Patrick Marley
    Friday, Sept. 19, 2008
    Madison -- Ask an elections clerk which voters are most likely to fail a check of driver's license records, and they'll tell you it's people with spaces, apostrophes or hyphens in their names.

    People like J.B. Van Hollen.

    It goes on to explain that names with spaces -- such as Van Hollen -- often fail because voter rolls usually drop the spaces while driver records have them.

    So would Van Hollen pass a check against driver's license records, as he is asking the state to perform on more than 241,000 voters in his lawsuit?

    The state Government Accountability Board won't run this check by request.

    Board members did, however, check their own names.  Four out of the six names failed the check.  

    Do we have a problem here, folks?

    •  Actually I should correct my last comment. (0+ / 0-)

      AG Van Hollen might very well not pass a voter-list check. But he could easily get this fixed and still vote.

      Everyone should call or visit their election official (city clerk, county clerk, whoever) and MAKE SURE they are cleared to vote -- even if they voted in the primary.

      Do this before your state's registration deadline! Then if there's a problem, there's still time to re-register.

      Have the proper ID on hand (check what you should bring) if you have to clear up a discrepancy.

      Your ID takes precedence over a typo or other glitch in voter rolls. If the rolls are wrong, the election official has to fix the situation and allow an eligible voter to register.  

      So don't panic -- just double-check and fix if necessary.

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