(Closed) Oct. brides–anyone know when you should change your voter reg?

posted 6 years ago in October 2012
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I think your best bet is to vote in person with a copy of your marriage license with you, in addition to your voter registration card.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Driver’s license should be fine. You should be able to get a copy of your voter registration card, if you want one, though. I think I always just used my driver’s license, but in VA they send you a nice card, and I take that as well. 

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I vote in Ohio and have a voter registration card but have never been asked to show it at the polls (or any ID lately). I think there is some push to make ID mandatory in all states but its not passed yet.

In your case I might just call the board of elections and ask what to do, or send in your absentee ballot as soon as you can with your maiden name. You could also wait until after the election to change your name officially (since its only about three weeks after the wedding). I don’t think they will really catch that your absentee ballot and name change somehow invalidates the ballot.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I agree with PP on calling to double check what the right way to handle it is.  It would suck if you couldn’t vote because of bad timing or misinformation.  Good luck figuring it out though! 🙂

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I hadn’t even thought about this.  Making a mental note to check into it also.  

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I would call the board of elections and ask instead of just showing up and confusing a polll worker who may not be trained on specific questions. Good luck!

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I know here there has been talk about not accepting just a DL anymore for voting. I am not sure if its in place or not, since I have had an ID card since I was 18.

As for name change, I would call the voters reg office and ask them. I updated my voter reg at the DMV when I went for my name change/new license. I was told the name change is effective immed and to wait about 7 days for my new voter ID card in the mail. It took less than 7 days, but I live in a podunk tiny town.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

hmmm. wow I had been thinking about this. but for some reason I thought I had time to get registered. oops! I’m changing state residencies with my marraige… so I’m going to have to do a bit of research… poo

Edit: more like send in yet ANOTHER absentee ballot… I have yet to be able to actually vote in person

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Holy cow… didn’t think about this. Looking forward to hearing what they tell you!

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Not only am I getting married and changing my name right before the election, but I am also moving to a new state. Eek!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

yes please let us know!

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