Fwd: Re: Student voter registration
schweber at polisci.wisc.edu
Fri Oct 31 09:29:55 PDT 2008
By this argument, persons who have not yet formulated or do not
presently have an intent to remain anywhere indefinitely could not vote
at all, right? So with rare exceptions college and graduates students
would not be allowed to vote anywhere, ever. Nor would anyone who was
residing somewhere during a short-term contract (e.g. oil field workers
on a two-year contract), nor anyone who had accepted a job in another
state but had not yet moved there, nor persons who had enlisted in the
military but not yet reported for duty (I presume that there is an
exception for active duty service members), nor anyone who has been laid
off and has no significant job prospects in their current location.
Seriously? Why not just restrict the franchise to owners of real
property with incomes above a certain level and leave it at that?
>> In response to all of the comments (both off and on list)
>> 1. In every state, residence for voting purposes is defined as domicile.
>> 2. Domicile is presence with intent to remain indefinitely for every
>> purpose of which I am aware. That is hornbook law, uniformly followed in
>> the Anglo-American system.
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