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Wed Oct 31, 2012, 07:45 PM

Florida voting question...

My elderly mother was residing in South Florida and has recently come to live with me in North Florida, we went ahead and changed her voter registration to reflect the new address, but she still has a FL drivers license with her old address on it. She can no longer drive, so she was planning on just letting her drivers license expire. Is she going to have trouble voting? I'm concerned that they will give her a hard time because the address on her drivers license does not match her new address. I read through our local Supervisor of Elections web site but couldn't find any clarification on this exact issue. Thanks in advance!

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Response to KathieG (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 07:49 PM

1. avoid the situation and request an absentee ballot.

The deadline to receive your request is no later than 5 p.m. the sixth day prior to the election.

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Response to nashville_brook (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 08:09 PM

4. I believe today was the last day to request absentee in FL

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Response to KathieG (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 07:50 PM

2. I am not completely sure, but DEFINITELY order a State ID card ...

There are other times when a 'valid' state-issued ID is required in day to day life, so it should be acquired anyways ...

She should be fine with her current ID, and perhaps the temporary State ID she would receive if she registers for one.

I am guessing she doesn't yet have any bills or letters with her name AND her new address on it ? ... That might work in a pinch, but I do not know Florida voter laws .... I could be way wrong about this ...

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Response to KathieG (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 07:51 PM

3. Can you take her to a DMV and get her a Photo ID?

She'll need it for future elections.

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Response to Sekhmets Daughter (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 08:12 PM

5. Yes, I think I'll take her down to the DMV tomorrow...better safe than sorry!

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Response to KathieG (Reply #5)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 08:43 PM

7. Exactly and she'll have it hopefully for a long time to come.

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Response to KathieG (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 08:36 PM

6. get another id. stat. gov voldemort has gone out of his way to obstruct voters.

better safe than sorry.

ellen fl

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Response to KathieG (Original post)

Thu Nov 1, 2012, 07:18 PM

8. "has your address changed since you registered?"

Is the only question they should be able to ask you (here in Duval/Jax that's all they can ask). Try to vote early and tell them you live at the address where you registered. Or on Election Day, go to your assigned local polling place and tell them your current address, but use your ID to prove who you are.

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