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Old 10-18-2007, 03:21 PM
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Registering to vote... issues?

Ok here is what I did

When I was 17 in high school I had the option to pre-register to vote.. so I did and they said I would get my voter registration card when I turned 18.. so I turned 18 in Feb.. two months later no card.. so I am like.. wtf

I sent in a new one last month with all the stuff they wanted.. copy of drivers license.. etc.. Nothing has came to me in the mail at all..

Hell I got my draft card a week before I turned 18

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Old 10-18-2007, 03:24 PM
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Ok here is what I did

When I was 17 in high school I had the option to pre-register to vote.. so I did and they said I would get my voter registration card when I turned 18.. so I turned 18 in Feb.. two months later no card.. so I am like.. wtf

I sent in a new one last month with all the stuff they wanted.. copy of drivers license.. etc.. Nothing has came to me in the mail at all..

Hell I got my draft card a week before I turned 18
The last month or two before a general election are usually chaotic times for voter registration offices. If you have a contact phone number, try it.
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Old 10-18-2007, 03:25 PM
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I should...


I am also pissed off at Iowa...

I googled Polk country voter registrations office..

I get Polk County,Iowa... and they have a Davenport (where I live. in Polk County,Iowa).. wtf Iowa.. too lazy to think up your own county names..
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Old 10-18-2007, 03:33 PM
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Hell I got my draft card a week before I turned 18
There's a draft? When did they start that back up?
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Old 10-18-2007, 03:36 PM
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There's a draft? When did they start that back up?

18 year olds still have to register, but they get an acknowledgment form, not the old style draft cards.
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Old 10-18-2007, 03:37 PM
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selective service system

aka The Draft
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Old 10-18-2007, 10:28 PM
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selective service system ... aka The Draft
I missed HAVING TO REGISTER FOR THE DRAFT by one day (31 May 1975 was the last "official" day you had to register for the draft).

You could register for the draft 60 days before your 18th B-day, and I walked in the registration center and was informed that it was no longer required.

But, I'm not sure when the SSS was re-instated...sometime before 1978...my brother had to register at the local Post Office.

Does anyone remember when the SSS requirement came back into affect?

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Old 10-18-2007, 10:32 PM
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18 year olds still have to register, but they get an acknowledgment form, not the old style draft cards.
yea.. this one has a neat lil american flag on the back.. It looks like it is waving in the wind
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Old 10-18-2007, 11:05 PM
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plus.. I just remembered FL is a closed primary state.. I'd like to vote in the republican primary

Ron Paul 2008
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Back when I was 18 -shortly after the earth cooled, the voting age was 21.
I was drafted just before my 21st birthday and never did get to vote until I was 23 and out of the Army.
The registration requirement was dropped in 1975, but re-instated in 1980 because of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan
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Hell I got my draft card a week before I turned 18
lol, I wonder if I need to register for the draft
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Old 10-20-2007, 10:49 AM
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lol, I wonder if I need to register for the draft
you skipped that process

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