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

by easyreader1970 17 Replies latest jw friends

  • Seeker4

    In my state, VT, there is a list of registered voters for each town, so if someone wanted to go to the trouble of finding that list and checking, they would see your name there. The list is usually available at the polls. As a news journalist, I used to use it because it gave the total of voters, and I could do percentages from it.

    But, other than that, it's not made public. And I don't believe that you can be DFed for registering to vote. I have had friends DFed for joining a political party.

    I registered while still a JW as an Independent, trying to do it on the sly. Wouldn't you know it, I was talking to the town clerk on the steps of town hall, and dammit if she didn't give me the oath right then and there, in the middle of my town's downtown square! Of course no one saw it, but I was nervous about it.


  • changeling

    My son registered and a post card was sent to the house. My husband registered and we have not received anything. They registered in two different counties (my son is away at school).

    Make sure you will not be sent anything in the mail that your wife would see.

    changeling :)

  • no more kool aid
    no more kool aid

    I never once thought voting was a conscience matter. I need the new light on this. Isn't that putting your trust in earthling man? Why would we try to save a sinking ship? Aren't they all the Devil's pawns? blah blah yada yada

  • Tired of the Hypocrisy
    Tired of the Hypocrisy

    In California, if you register to vote it becomes a matter of public record. If a jw wanted to know they would have to jump thru some hoops to find out. Prolly more trouble than it would be worth.

  • golf2

    Your in the best position to understand your circumstance. Has voting really changed anything? In my community, nothing has changed for the past 5 decades. I remember the days when the town meetings was flooded with community members, it was standing room only. This pass month's community meeting, it had only 12 people in attendence. In short, nothing has changed. Yes, I have voted. Did it bother my conscience,no. Will I vote next summer, I doubt it. The corruption within the system is staggering. My fleshly brother was once a mayor and he was just used. Today, he has an empty life. He was never a witness.
    Think twice before casting your vote. Will it really make a difference?


  • jaguarbass

    I vote.

    I dont think it does any good. If you wake from your trance from time to time and read between the lines, you will see what I mean.

    The powers that be always override the will of the people on issues of freedom, especially economic freedom.

    Politics is like rock and roll for nerds. The democrats and republicans are like professional wrestlers who hate each other in the ring and are best friends off the tv screen.

    Your not going to change anything by voting, so dont sweat it.

    I read in the news last night that the people of Florida want to eliminate having their property taxed to run schools. The people of Florida want the schools to be run from proceeds of a sales tax.

    The Florida supreme court overruled the will of the people of florida.

    It happens all the time. In small print on page 5 of the St. Pete Times.

    Also like 8 years ago the people of the United States of Amerika wanted the inventor of the internet for president.

    The supreme court said no, and gave us somebody who took the best economy the world has ever seen and broke it.

    All we got out of it was like a 12 hundred dollar rebate.

    You cant vote for members of the supreme court, the president appoints them and if you cant vote for the president because the supreme court appoints him you can see in your brief moment of lucidness that your vote doesnt really matter.

  • Mrs. Fiorini
    Mrs. Fiorini

    I disagree with those who say our vote doesn't count. Look at the difference between countries that are democracies and those that aren't. For all it's flaws, citizen participation in democracy provides the best government the world has. Democracy can only function and be effective if citizens vote. The WTS wants their members to abstain from voting because they want to run their little dictatorship without interference from followers who think they should have a voice in either the world at large or the Kingdom Hall. When I left the WT, registering to vote was one of the first things I did. I hope you are able to exercise this fundamental right for yourself, no matter who you support.

  • JWdaughter

    I read somewhere that you can go to the county auditor and let them know that you have a personal situation that makes it difficult for you to let it be known (at home) that you are registered to vote. I believe they have ways to do it and keep from getting any 'incriminating' evidence at home. Call your county auditor or stop by and visit them. If there is a voter registration roll it is probably more of a hassle than it would take for the elders to check it out, but you may get a nosy elderwife or something monitoring it. Of course, you can just deny it and they can try to prove it if it came to that. Do it quick if you want to vote this time around. Shelly

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