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mourningdove92 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-04 05:43 PM
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Voter Registration Problems In Mineral Wells, Texas
I had voter registration cards available at my yard sale today, but wanted to share with DU some discrepancies I found when I was running around town to obtain the forms.

1. The State Elections 800 number, which I called prior to obtaining the forms, stated that the forms could be obtained at the Post Office, DMV and the Public Library. Our Post Office told me they did not have any voter registrations and never did have any. Looked at me like I had lost my mind. Of course, it could have been my Kerry/Edwards t-shirt I was wearing.
2. I had to got to the DPS, the DMV and the Public Library to get enough forms to put out on my table. At none of the places did I find ANY forms in Spanish. When I asked for them, I got more silly looks, especially at the DMV which is conveniently located right beside the Repug Headquarters for Mineral Wells.
3. The Librarian that assisted me is a Dem and literally jumped up and down and clapped her hands when she saw my shirt. They are having voter reg at the Library next Saturday. I promised to be there.
4. I called the State Elections 800 number again to ask about the Post office not carrying the forms and about the lack of any Spanish forms. The bored voice on the other end merely gave me the number to the Palo Pinto County Voter Reg., Which I immediately called. That voice was somewhat hostile when I told about the Post Office, but offerred no solution. When I mentioned the lack of Spanish forms, I was told that the areas that give out voter reg forms have to SPECIFICALLY ask for them.

Now, I will be the first to admit that I am totally itching for a fight, so maybe my judgement is clouded. What do my DU friends think? Are these issues important, or am I just looking for trouble? If they are important, how do I go about getting action?

Help.
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Sannum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-04 05:54 PM
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1. You can probably find them online
Print them out if you have to.
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cheshire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-04 05:56 PM
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2. Look to your local Union hall. They always have them.
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mourningdove92 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-04 06:02 PM
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3. Local Union Hall? In Mineral Wells Texas? They shoot
Union members here.

I want to know if they are breaking laws by not providing voter registrations at the authorized places and if providing Spanish registrations is required.
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cheshire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-04 06:05 PM
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4. Get ahold of Kerry headquarters.
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