I wonder if there is a way to register to vote without anybody knowing.

by easyreader1970 17 Replies latest jw friends

  • easyreader1970

    After I have mentally fallen away from the WBTS, I no longer feel that waiting for some sky god to do something is an appropriate response to dissatisfaction. But since I am still in the Organization in BODY, I can't really do anything openly. I was in the library yesterday and I was tempted to register to vote but I am not sure if it can be done in a way that my wife could never find out. She'd bring me before the local elders on charges of sedition.

  • james_woods

    Isn't voting just a conscience matter now?

    I think it would be a good first step. At some point, you will have to do some things without worrying about the body of elders or your wife's opinion.

  • BurnTheShips

    I registered to vote when I was a still aWitness. I voted for the first time as a Ministerial Servant. Just don't tell anybody.

  • AudeSapere

    You can vote by mail but I don't know if voter registration info is confidential.

    Maybe that is a good question for the voter registration people?

    Did I hear that voting was actually a conscience matter???


  • Octarine Prince
    Octarine Prince

    Who gets the mail normally?

    If you can GUARANTEE that you get the mail first each day, then you could do it.

    Of course, if you are in a municipality that uses registered voters as a jury candidate pool, and they pick you (small chance, but, hey, just playing Devil's Advocate), then you could be outed.

    I'd go for it. Hell, I ALREADY did it!

    Obama-Biden '08

  • daniel-p

    Technically, you could vote as a JW. However, it's one of those grey areas where they'd LOVE to have "clearer" direction from scripture, but don't.

  • yknot

    In my state you sign up and they send you a card.

    Just because you register doesn't mean you are going to vote, just keeping your options open.

    In fact most sign up via DL renewal...... oops I checked the voter registration box

  • jamiebowers

    Call the Board of Elections in your county and ask them if voter registration is kept confidential. I know years ago, bill collectors used to have access to such information when trying to locate a debtor. With all of the privacy laws that have been enacted, that may have changed. You should also ask if you can vote by absentee ballot via U.S. mail and if your ballot can be mailed to a post office box.

    My husband and I are both registered voters, and we get quite a bit of correspondance from the board of elections, so you may want to have a private post office box address to avoid your wife seeing such in the mail. Also, if you live in a small town, you should know that polling places are usually assigned by district, so if you vote in person, some of your neighbors may see you.

    Sending you a pm. Please look for it.

  • LongHairGal

    I wondered this same thing myself. I am trying to keep a low profile so I would like it to be confidential.

    Too bad I don't like either candidate.


  • M.J.

    Register as independent. Say the card is another form of ID to have.

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