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Old 03-20-2008, 12:09 PM   #15
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What if the park bench has wheels on it and can move?
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Old 03-20-2008, 04:29 PM   #16
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The problem with the folks in TN is not that the bench moves, it's that it moves out of state. Like the folks in TX (who ultimately got shot down with help of Escapees), the folks in TN apparently didn't like the idea of folks voting in local elections who didn't spend much time there.
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Old 07-09-2008, 04:37 PM   #17
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***folks in TN apparently didn't like the idea of folks voting in local elections who didn't spend much time there***

Bingo. FT folks SHOULD have the right to vote in Presidential elecitons. There s/b an "at large" category - lump in with DC residents? but they should NOT vote on local issues.

Problem is there is just not enuf of FT folks to form a big enuf block to make anyone care. What Senator'Rep is going to take up the issue no a legislative basis... FT's - if they are "stateless" - don't vote for Senate or House.

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The problem with the folks in TN is not that the bench moves, it's that it moves out of state. Like the folks in TX (who ultimately got shot down with help of Escapees), the folks in TN apparently didn't like the idea of folks voting in local elections who didn't spend much time there.
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Old 08-17-2008, 12:55 PM   #18
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I had a similar issue when we sold our business in New Hampshire. We left the state with our 5th wheel to head to Florida in search of a new business. I applied for an absentee ballot and the town witch told me I couldn't have one as we had sold and moved. I explained to her that we didn't have a new residence and still maintained my postal address but she still refused. I contacted the state attorney general's office who promptly set her straight. The rule goes like this. " Until you have established a new residency, the last place of residency is your voting location" I was proud to help vote her out of office!
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Old 10-19-2008, 04:05 PM   #19
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When my ex-wife left Florida for New Mexico during election season, Florida allowed her to have an absentee ballot if she promised to only vote for the Federal Candidates because she would not have been able to meet NM VR requirements.
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Old 10-20-2008, 08:23 AM   #20
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I'm wondering where these people might have bank accounts? It is pretty hard to function without one. Where are they registered for drivers licenses? Vehicle and trailer registration? Could any of those not be used to support location for residency?
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I'm wondering where these people might have bank accounts? It is pretty hard to function without one. Where are they registered for drivers licenses? Vehicle and trailer registration? Could any of those not be used to support location for residency?
This is where parents, children or friends come in handy. Post office boxes can work but it depends what state. In California, if you are homeless, they ask what corners you are near for voter registration.
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Old 10-20-2008, 03:39 PM   #22
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I'm wondering where these people might have bank accounts? It is pretty hard to function without one. Where are they registered for drivers licenses? Vehicle and trailer registration? Could any of those not be used to support location for residency?
It's actually the other way around -- In the US, one needs to declare domicile and THEN get voter registration, driver's license, vehicle registration and insurance.

One needs a mail address and a physical address, the mail is usually a UPS Store mail box with bulk forwarding per phone call. The physical address depends on the state requirements.

Escapees in Texas will furnish both (and no state income tax) -- Voting rights there were challenged in court and upheld.

Banking accounts are not a problem in today's internet world and yesterday's 1-800 world -- Even now, my 'bank' is a credit union in Florida and I am domiciled and currently living in Washington state.
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Old 10-20-2008, 08:02 PM   #23
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I would think that they ought to be able to vote a provisional ballot until the court accepts or rejects the appeal. Its only in Florida that the Presidential election is decided by under 600 votes.
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