Post # 1
Just as a public service announcement to American citizen readers:
Please call your local board of elections about November’s elections, if you haven’t already.
If you’ve married and changed your name, your voter registration needs to change also – the new driver’s license doesn’t do it for you.
Brides getting married in the next few weeks will particularly want to pay attention to this. In my county, I was advised to register my name change already, since I’ll be within the 30-day limit when I have officially changed my name.
If things don’t match, you will most likely be able to vote on a provisional ballot. I’ve voted on a provisional ballot, and I’ve never felt so disenfranchised before. Try to get everything done!
Post # 3
Thank you for reminding everyone!
Post # 4
I think this could use a BUMP! Great advice! 🙂
Post # 5
It’s time for Canadian elections, too, so it’s a good time for a reminder!
Canadians need to have the following when they vote at the poll:
-Valid photo i.d. with address, OR
-Valid i.d. and i.d. with an address, OR
-you take an oath, and a registered voter in the same district who has valid i.d. vouches for you (your hubby can vouche for you)
You can register in advance by contacting Elections Canada OR you can register at the poll (info is on the website for how to do that).
You can let Elections Canada know of a name & address change (if any) in advance by going through their website, or you can make the change by registering your name change (if any) and your new address (if any) at the poll ON elections day with the proper i.d. (as listed above).
Advance polls start in early October, and the election is the Tuesday after (Canadian) Thanksgiving!
So this thread is a GREAT reminder for Canadians and Americans!
Post # 6
Okay, I’m hoping someone can help me out with advice.
I’m getting married on October 31st of this year- it’s a Friday. When I’m married, my last name and address will change, which means I’m getting a new driver’s license. Can I do this before? And how should I do my voter’s registration- with my new last name and address, in early October, or with my current stuff, which won’t be accurate at election time? It’s really important to me to be able to vote.
Thanks In Advance, if you have any suggestions. :]
Post # 7
If I were you, I’d just wait until after the election to change your name legally. Keeps it simple, and it’s a very short wait.
You can’t change your name beforehand (at least, not w/o complicating matters greatly).
Post # 8
this is from 4 years ago but it’s relevant now so I’m bumping it!