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(36,472 posts)
2. No one can help you get to the polls?
Thu Nov 3, 2016, 02:23 PM
Nov 2016

No absentee ballot?

Contact your state, county or local Dem group for assistance. I'm sure they can give you some help.

Good luck!


(833 posts)
3. I've been virtually housebound
Thu Nov 3, 2016, 02:29 PM
Nov 2016

for nearly five years and often can't make doctor appointments. I haven't even registered; my new state--one year residence--does not permit online registration. Early voting may only be done in person with a photo ID; I can't stand in lines. I haven't driven in well over five years and no longer have a DL.


(109,635 posts)
5. having someone else cast your vote is fraud
Thu Nov 3, 2016, 02:34 PM
Nov 2016

and I don't think you want to involve any of us in that.

I'm afraid you've waited too long for this election, but you can try calling elder services in your county and see what they can do for you in terms of getting you registered so you can get an absentee ballot for the next election. They might be able to get a provisional ballot for you this time, but don't count on it, it depends on state laws.

Stinky The Clown

(67,037 posts)
7. I think what he was saying was if someone planned to NOT vote, to reconsider and . . . .
Thu Nov 3, 2016, 02:36 PM
Nov 2016

. . . . choose instead to vote in his honor - not in his place.


(833 posts)
8. I certainly wouldn't
Thu Nov 3, 2016, 02:38 PM
Nov 2016

want to involve anyone in fraud. I just made a request to vote. I did not request a vote for one candidate or the other. I see no difference in that and get-out-the-vote encouragement in speeches that are broadcast every day.

In any case, it sounds as if I asked the wrong group. So, never mind.


(6,486 posts)
10. What city, state are you in? I am relatively sure that everyone on DU has either
Thu Nov 3, 2016, 03:20 PM
Nov 2016

voted or certainly plans to vote Tuesday. In CA the last day to register was October 24 (I believe). We do not have same day registration.



(26,060 posts)
11. Perhaps if you had asked earlier
Thu Nov 3, 2016, 03:23 PM
Nov 2016

someone here could have helped get you registered and arranged an absentee ballot. I'm sure everyone on DU is already an early voter or will be voting on Tuesday. Maybe we can get you set up for the midterms in 2018.


(30,990 posts)
14. Having a disability may make voting difficult, but it's not an excuse for not voting.
Thu Nov 3, 2016, 03:50 PM
Nov 2016


Your profile doesn't say where you live.

In NC we have curbside voting. You can register by mail. You can vote absentee ballot by mail.

I have a son who is legally blind--he sees with his peripheral vision--and of course, doesn't drive. He's in grad school in another state. He happened to come home during
early voting and we both cast our ballots together a week ago.

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