How do I Register myself in a State (USA)?

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US Citizen by birth, have never lived in the US

 

Since I never lived in the US, i'm not registered in any state and don't have the right to vote. I have family members in Florida (Father), Georgia (Sister), and NY/NJ/MA (Cousins and Uncles).

 

Is there any way that I can register in a State from Germany? This is so I can vote as a US Citizen. Thanks!

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You can register wherever you have family/friends who will let you use their address. If you tend to vote Democratic, then consider registering in Florida or Georgia. If you're likely  a Republican, you're not allowed to register anywhere because your party believes voting is a Nazi communist pagan scam.

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@thrall

 

The authority for US citizens who are not residents of any state to nevertheless vote for candidates for FEDERAL offices (e.g. Congress, President) in a particular state or district is the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act.

 

Voter registration in a particular state or district for those who have never lived anywhere in the US can be a sticky wicket and is highly dependent upon the voter registration rules in individual states.

 

Texas, for example, will not allow registration based upon the prior Texas residence of an overseas US citizen's parents even though the parents themselves would be allowed to register and vote in Texas under the UOCAVA.

 

For the (mostly) long and short of it:

 

https://www.fvap.gov/info/laws/voting-residence

 

From the link above:

Children born outside the U.S.

Voting rights vary by state for U.S. citizens born overseas who have never established residence in the United States. In some states, U.S. citizens 18 years or older who were born abroad but have never resided in the U.S. are eligible to vote absentee.

If neither of your parents is from one of these states, it is possible that you do not currently have voting rights. However, additional states are working to pass legislation to allow citizens born overseas who have never established residency in the U.S. to vote in the state in which their parents are eligible.

 

 

 

 

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Is now a good time to remind all US citizens that we also must file income taxes every year, even if you never lived in the US?

 

I am always shocked how few people know this. Not usually on TT, though.

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Get friends in Seattle. If you are a democrat, you can keep the antifa hordes at bay (or at least cancel out my vote). If you are a republican, you can run for city attorney. The seattle city council also has a genuine socialist (econ lecturer from the local community college) on the city council who is as unlikeable as she is politically astute (her group ended up collecting signatures for her own recall in order to try and influence the timing).

Bonus: they allow you to vote by email!

You can check your registration online, you get a constant barrage of emails for votes for every dog catcher or referendum and you just use a pdf form, scan/photo your signature and send it back via email. They offer this to seattleites living abroad and military stationed abroad. You can also check afterwards to see that your vote was received and tallied.

Double Bonus: legal pot in WA!

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7 minutes ago, mako1 said:

Get friends in Seattle. If you are a democrat, you can keep the antifa hordes at bay (or at least cancel out my vote). If you are a republican, you can run for city attorney. The seattle city council also has a genuine socialist (econ lecturer from the local community college) on the city council who is as unlikeable as she is politically astute (her group ended up collecting signatures for her own recall in order to try and influence the timing).

Bonus: they allow you to vote by email!

You can check your registration online, you get a constant barrage of emails for votes for every dog catcher or referendum and you just use a pdf form, scan/photo your signature and send it back via email. They offer this to seattleites living abroad and military stationed abroad. You can also check afterwards to see that your vote was received and tallied.

Double Bonus: legal pot in WA!

Haha you crazy. How does legal pot there help the OVERSEAS voter?

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6 hours ago, mako1 said:

Bonus: they allow you to vote by email!

You can check your registration online, you get a constant barrage of emails for votes for every dog catcher or referendum and you just use a pdf form, scan/photo your signature and send it back via email. They offer this to seattleites living abroad and military stationed abroad. You can also check afterwards to see that your vote was received and tallied.

Same exact facts in Lawrence, KS.  Makes my life very easy.  Wish the situation was the same everywhere in the US.  

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Double Bonus: legal pot in WA!

If you live in KS then you have to drive across the border to CO for that legal pot.  😂

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