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07 October 2003 @ 03:18 pm
That whole voting thing...  
So when I entered my Change of Address form to the post office stating that I was living in Anaheim, I also re-registered to vote at this address. It didn't occur to me until this morning, when I got a reminder to vote from sencollins that I haven't received ANYTHING about this election, including info on where I should be voting. Which is to say, I don't think that form got to the right people within the necessary timeframe to make my voice heard on this election, if at all.

This frustrates me. I don't generally pay attention to what's going on in the world around me, especially when it comes to politics, but there were a few things I actually wanted to be a part of this time around.

For example, why the hell would we allow illegal aliens to have California State driver's licenses? So much of our society in this state revolves around having that license as proof that you are who you say you are, and you are where you are allowed to be. The whole idea of being an illegal alien is that it's ILLEGAL. Why give them the documents that essentially legalize them? It makes no sense to me.

And now I can't say so anywhere but here. I have no input on if we get a new governor or who it might end up being. All because I wasn't paying attention to see if I got anything specific in the mail.

Man, I'm dumb...
Current Mood: irritatedirritated
Master Thomastommyomega on October 7th, 2003 05:36 pm (UTC)
You might still be able to vote via the same county (call your local commissioner for location). I'm in the same boat since I haven't received anything either.
The Savage Young Batideaspace on October 7th, 2003 05:42 pm (UTC)
If you are a registered voter anywhere, you have a right to an emergency ballot. Ask the polling place nearest you (which you can find by asking the local library or on-line).

And if people are going to be driving anyway, I'd prefer that they passed a test saying they qualified to do so. As I understand it, the new rules don't say- "you're illegal, have a license." it merely cuts out some of the red tape required before taking the driving exam.
The Savage Young Bat: comicideaspace on October 7th, 2003 07:04 pm (UTC)
Oh, and
I should add that the minimum red tape DMV thing makes sense to me because I'm from New Hampshire. We don't have adult helmet laws, either.

But we do root for the Red Sox! Yahoo!
The Savage Young Bat: randomideaspace on October 7th, 2003 07:41 pm (UTC)
Talking to myself, here
Actually, looking at that NH DMV thing more closely, it seems that they do require SSN now. Last time I applied for a license there it was a piece of mail and a birth certificate. Anyway, point is: conservative state. Very few laws.
Master Thomastommyomega on October 7th, 2003 09:32 pm (UTC)
The problem I have with the license is that they can't ask for a birth certificate from illegal aliens. As a citizen, you're obligated to do so.

Also, the California License is now no longer a viable form of confirming identification as a citizen -- it isn't used as just something to allow you to drive. From now on I'm carrying my passport.