There is nothing wrong with thinking it is unethical but you'd have to prove it if you want to change anything. I'm not in Chicago so I can't help you with that, but I'm sure if you wanted to do something about it you could.
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Early voting in Georgia. On the 20th of October this old Goldwater conservative voted against both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton by casting my vote for Gary Johnson. Neither Trump or Clinton belong within a million miles of the Oval Office.
If you are referring to college students.
Most states have residency requirements that are along the lines of establishing a permanent residence and show in intent to stay in the state.
However many college students don't meet this because:
(a) If they live in the dorm, then that is considered transient housing and does not establish a residence. Schools will often require students to check out of the dorm for various breaks including fall, winter, and spring and to totally move out over the summer breaks. After each year they may be reassigned to a different dorm building/room. Those that live off campus are slightly different because they typically enter into an apartment rental agreement.
(b) They typically retain ID issued by their home state (when attending out of state universities). Someone attending school in Virginia but who retains a Florida drivers license is indicating that their permanent residence is in Florida and not Virginia.
(c) They typically retain the parents permanent address on all official documents including those filed with the school and for FAFSA.
(d) They typically file (when attending out of state universities) tax returns based on their home state and not the state they are attending school in.
For any other individual, they would not be considered transient and therefore would be required to vote absentee where they were truly a resident.
Now if a college student want's to change their permanent address to a permanent (non-transient) address in the state, change their State ID to that State's ID, and file tax returns in the state - go for it. Otherwise vote absentee at your permanent place of residence.
Last edited by WorldWatcher; 10-26-13 at 02:21 PM.
You can vote with:
- Your voter ID card his office issues. It does not have a photo, but I wish it did.
- Your driver's license.
- Your state ID issued by the DMV.
- Your passport.
- Your military ID.
- Your state employee ID.
- A major credit/debit card provided its signed.
- A Senior citizen ID (enrolled in a city operated senior citizen program.)
- No ID at all, however your ballot will be placed in a "provisional ballot box" until your signature can be matched with the one they have on file.
- By mail aka absentee voting, provided your signature can be matched with the one they have on file.
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This serves no purpose but to make it harder for college students to vote.
One of you will end up here next!
"We all of us know down here that politics is a tough game. And I don't think there's any point in being Irish if you don't know that the world is going to break your heart eventually."-Daniel Patrick Moynihan, December 5, 1963
However, a simple ID requirement, applied equally and across the board, is not. As long as there are reasonable measures to allow people who have no birth certificates to get an ID, I'm fine with it. With reasonable mitigation measures in place, as well as a five year phase-in period, then there is really no reason that a person cannot obtain an ID.
I do not accept cost as a barrier, and if you cannot figure out location logistics in 5 years, then the truth is it's really not as important to you as you say.
If, when defending your support for Donald Trump, and your response is,
"But but but... HILLARY!!!", then you lost the argument before you even began.