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Old 02-28-2015, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Jamestown, NY
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In order to register to vote, you have to prove that your lake address is your permanent address via a document, preferably your drivers license, with your address on it. You can't have your voting address at one place and live/do business/get all your mail at another place. That's fraud.
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Old 03-03-2015, 03:09 PM
 
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In order to register to vote, you have to prove that your lake address is your permanent address via a document, preferably your drivers license, with your address on it. You can't have your voting address at one place and live/do business/get all your mail at another place. That's fraud.
Linda,

That is absolutely not fraud. If you own a second home, you have an "interest" in the locale of that second home.

This is a CHANGE of voting address. Not a second voting address.

What you refer to as "live/do business/get all your mail" is generally considered a domicile. Your "second home" or "vacation home" and your domicile are both considered your "residence." You can register to vote at your domicile (primary residence) or any ONE of your residences... just not more than one.

NYS law specifically allows a choice of locations to vote. It even applies to rentals. What you state is completely wrong.

There are plenty of sources to back this up online. Here is a quote from one article:

[quote] A subsequent letter to the editor of the Times (June 29, 2007) from Douglas A. Kellner, Co-Chairman of the New York State Board of Elections, further clarifies New York State law on this matter.

“New York’s second-home owners… have the perfect right to register and vote at their beach or country homes, even if their primary residence is elsewhere. New York State law gives dual resident voters the right to choose either their primary or their secondary home as their voting residence for all purposes, as long as they have legitimate, significant, and continuing attachments to both places.”

New York’s permissive approach then allows voters to align their strongest, personal political interests with the appropriate voting district. And this is true whether a voter rents or owns property in his or her chosen district. Of course, in New York, a person can only register and vote in one place.[\quote]

link to full article here: http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...87519884,d.eXY


and another link: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/22/re...anted=all&_r=0

Note that both links are specific to NY.

BTW - NYS law allows this for exactly the purpose I stated... so part-time residents have the choice to get involved where they want when they have an "attachment" to an area.

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