Is it too late to register to vote in the U.S.?

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  1. Devinco

    Devinco Registered Member

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    Hi Everyone,

    I am asking for a friend.
    I know they say you need to have the voter registration form in the local elections office 30 days before the election, which would be Saturday October 2nd. But since it is a Saturday, would they still accept the filled out form if it is hand delivered to the local Elections office on Monday October 4th?
     
  2. Mr.Blaze

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    WELL I DID REGISTER TO VOTE AT WALMART THIS LADY WANTED ME TO VOTE BUT I HAD TO BE REGISTERED

    SO I SIGHN UP AND FILLED OUT THE OTHER STUFF ON A BILL

    SHE SAID I SHOULD GET SOMETHING IN THE MAIL BUT I NEVER DID
     
  3. Devinco

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    Hi Mr. Blaze,

    You can't trust other people to take care of signing you up. I have heard of groups tossing people's registrations based on party bias (or subtle questions to determine likely vote). I am not saying that it happened in your case. But you need to take important matters like this into your own hands.

    I did some research. You are in Washington state right?
    Good news...there is still time to register.

    For anyone interested, here is the website with the deadlines for each state.
     
  4. Mr.Blaze

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    Your Voter Registration Deadline for the November 2, 2004 Federal Election has already passed. Please continue to complete the process, as you will then be registered and your information updated for the next election.


    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO :'( WOW THIS MEANS BUSH WELL WIN AND I WILL BECOME HOMELESS

    You guys dont know because of bush and are econmy 11 houses around my home have been sold or forclosed on

    i live in lakebay small towen by port orchard

    since bush has been in office i seen many familys put out on the streets

    i am so screwed

    i guess you have to live here to understand

    this sucks
     
  5. Devinco

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    Mr. Blaze,

    Don't worry!! I am working on the post. It is not too late.
     
  6. Devinco

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    Blaze,

    What is your county?
     
  7. Mr.Blaze

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    usa lol united sates home of the apple pie and harley davidson and the yankees
     
  8. iceni60

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    my friend has just registered, or is in the middle of registering right now, i'll ask him later today if you like
     
  9. Mr.Blaze

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    well if im not to late where do you go i live in wa state lakebay 98349 zip
     
  10. Devinco

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    LOL Blaze, I asked county....not country!!! :D

    Never mind, you are in Kitsap county, is that correct?
     
  11. Mr.Blaze

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    yup :D lol
     
  12. Devinco

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    Here is the easiest fastest way to register:

    1. Visit Congress.org
    2. Fill out the form. Make sure everything is correct. Click Preview my Voter Registration.
    3. Double check that the info is correct. Click Download Form.
    4. Print the form. You need the adobe acrobat reader. It can be found here. Sign and date the form.
    5. Take yourself Mr. Blaze, the form you just printed, your driver's license, and a recent utility bill with your name on it to this address:

    Kitsap County Auditor—Elections Division
    1026 Sidney Ave. Suite #175
    Port Orchard, WA 98366
    (360)337-7128


    Do not mail it. Go there yourself, in person.
    Call them first thing Monday to find out if they have a copy machine (they probably do), so they can make a copy of your Driver's License and Utility Bill. They are open 8:00am - 4:30pm Monday through Friday.
    Although you will only need one form of ID, I would take both. I would take my Social Security card too, just in case.

    Just for future reference:
    Your local voter registration requirements
    Kitsap County Home

    This is your last opportunity Blaze, get it done!
    You can fill out the form now and get the utility bill ready for Monday.
     
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  13. Rita

    Rita Infrequent Poster

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    hi devinco
    It depends on which state you live in.It varys from 10 days in some states to 30 in others
    rita
     
  14. Mr.Blaze

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    :D thank you so much hugs and kisses all around
     
  15. Devinco

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    Thanks Rita.
     
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    Mr. Blaze,

    Please let us know after you have registered, so that you can be an inspiration to others. ;)
     
  17. Devinco

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    As of right now, it is only too late to register for 11 states. Several more states have deadlines this Monday October 4th. Some states have different deadlines for mailing in the form and hand delivering it. You just need to check your local registration requirements (I will post generic instructions and where to find out more).

    Here are State Voter Registration Deadlines.
    For those who don't want to count backwards to find the deadline date, try this site.
    (note: I tried to find a neutral site that listed the specific dates for the individual state deadlines, but this one seemed the best so far. If you have a completely neutral site, please post the link. I really don't care who you vote for, I just want you to vote so that you stand up for your opinion.)
     
  18. Devinco

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    For all my US Wilder's friends who have not yet registered to vote...
    Here is the easiest fastest way to register:

    1. Visit Congress.org and select your state.
    2. Fill out the form. Make sure everything is correct. Click Preview my Voter Registration.
    3. Double check that the info is correct. Click Download Form.
    4. Print the form. You need the adobe acrobat reader. It can be found here. Sign and date the form.
    5. Take yourself, the form you just printed, your driver's license, and a recent utility bill with your name and address on it to your local Elections Office.
    Where is your local Elections Office? There are several ways to find out:

    In your phone book in the blue pages (Government Offices) locate the phone number and address. It will be listed under Government Offices - County / your county elections administration or something similar.

    Most every county has a website. The URL is usually like this:
    http://www.co.YourCountyHere.YourState2LetterAbbreviationHere.us
    For example: http://www.co.kitsap.wa.us/
    If not, just do a search in google for your county your state.
    When you get to your county website, go to the Elections link. Then go to the Voter Registration link. There you will find all the registration requirements, and the address to deliver the form to. In some states, there is still enough time left to mail it in. Check your local requirements. Some counties require it to be postmarked by the deadline, others have to be delivered to the office by the deadline. If you are not sure or can't find out, don't take any chances. Go there yourself, in person.

    Call your local Elections Office first thing Monday to find out if they have a copy machine (they probably do), so they can make a copy of your Driver's License and Utility Bill. Find out when they are open and directions if necessary. Although you will probably only need one form of ID, I would take both your driver's license and utility bill. I would take my Social Security card too, just in case.

    Depending on your state, this is your last opportunity, get it done now!
    You can fill out the form now and get the utility bill ready for Monday.
     
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  19. Mr.Blaze

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    :D lol what the hell that was to damn easy thats it?

    that was painless

    how come more people dont vote?

    i think they should make it mantary in highschool when you turn 18 so you can experince it once if i had knowen it was that easy to register and check box's i would had done it long time algo lol
     
  20. Devinco

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    :D Yes that's it! Just follow step 5 and you are done!
    You will receive your voter registration certificate in a few weeks.
    With that you have the power to vote.

    I was also surprised how easy it is to register. I received my voter card already and it's cool. I feel more empowered. I am playing that song, "I've got the Power!" :D :cool:
     
  21. Marja

    Marja Honestly, I'm not a bot!!

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    WOW! That's what you call doing community service, Devinco!! Cheers for Devinco!!
    And we didn't even have to leave Wilders', what else could ya want?
    Well, mayba libations all around!

    Happy registering!

    Marja:cool:
     
  22. Devinco

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    Thanks Marja! :)

    If even one more person stands up for what they believe is true and votes, then this country will become better. Collectively, we the people do have the power to change things and make them better. A lot of little changes can make a very big change. All we have to do is realize it and act!
     
  23. Marja

    Marja Honestly, I'm not a bot!!

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    Change can be a VERY good thing!!:D

    Marja:cool:
     
  24. Rita

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    yes,cheers to you devinco--a very through job!
    rita
     
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    Thanks Rita! :)
     
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