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Old 10-25-2011, 07:51 AM
 
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Have you ever moved from a state with a late primary election date to a state with an early one - between the two dates? Is there a way to still vote if this happens? (presidential primaries)
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Old 10-25-2011, 08:20 AM
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I haven't but can imagine the nightmare of coordinating it.
fwiw... sidestep the issue/problem entirely with an absentee ballot.
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Old 10-25-2011, 08:48 AM
 
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I haven't, but I think the answer is pretty straightforward: you are only eligible to vote where you reside. If an election, whether a primary or a general election, occurs while you are residing in State A, you are eligible to vote in it. If you move from State A to State B, and it happens that the primary has already occurred in State B and has not yet occurred in State A, you are not eligible to vote in the primary.

By the same token, if you vote in the primary in State A, then move to State B which has a later primary, you are eligible to vote in the primary in State B.

If you move out of State A before the primary you might get away with voting either by absentee ballot or in person because they might not be on top of the fact that you've moved, but you actually aren't eligible to cast a vote in a state you no longer live in.
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Old 10-25-2011, 10:20 AM
 
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I haven't, but I think the answer is pretty straightforward: you are only eligible to vote where you reside.
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If you move out of State A before the primary you might get away with voting either by absentee ballot or in person because they might not be on top of the fact that you've moved, but you actually aren't eligible to cast a vote in a state you no longer live in.
Yeah, I understand all of this, especially with regard to state and local issues. I just hate giving up my voice on national ones. There's a pretty good chance we'll stay long enough for the NC primary; if it's close we can do absentee.
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