They also do not check to see if the applicant has filled in the area of where they last voted so that we can let the previous town know they have registered here.
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Subject: Re: dmv voter registration
It would make more sense to look into the DMV no longer registering voters.
It is very confusing, wastes alot of time and makes for confusion at the
polls. The DMV does not always provide a birth date, does not always
administer the oath, and does not differentiate in a logical manner between
mailing address and location address. I also agree that much time is spent
trying to answer the telephone calls which are received because people are
confused about their need to register through the DMV. With such an
increased focus on national security it seems strange that we just
automatically add people to the voter checklist because they say they have
registered through the DMV. Addition to that list can than be used in other
instances to prove residency.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: David L. Deen [SMTP:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Wednesday, January 15, 2003 12:33 PM
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> Subject: Re: dmv voter registration
> We are looking at the issue and heard testimony in Local Government this
> morning. A bad job of printing up the forms (poor carbon copies) was
> discussed and hopefully will be fixed in the next batch of forms.
> rep david deen Westminster