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« on: August 07, 2012, 09:17:03 pm »
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So I went and got my permit. Forgot my glasses, so my mom had to drive back and get them. Luckily, the fact that I failed my eye exam on the first try was discounted. I was also offered a chance to register to vote. Apparently you can register to vote at 16, you just can't, you know, vote...I declined but I kind of regret it. It was on the spot. I debate for a few seconds if I should register Libertarian, Constitution, or Republican. Republicans give me a greater career choice if I go into some type of political strategy career, as well as allowing me to vote in primaries. I declined, and said I would sometime before 2014 (when I will be able to vote), but I regret it now. Should I have registered, or should I just wait?
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« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2012, 09:27:10 pm »
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Yes, you made the right decision. Two years from now, you might be more inclined to register with a certain party. If offered the opportunity to register, I'd probably wait until I was 18 as well.

Also, congrats on getting your permit! Cheesy I won't be able to get mine until I'm at least 17 Tongue
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« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2012, 10:22:18 pm »
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This decision will have literally no effect on your life, I promise.
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« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2012, 10:37:51 pm »
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This decision will have literally no effect on your life, I promise.
It won't at all, I'm just debating if it was worth the time or not.
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« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2012, 11:08:28 pm »
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I don't think you have anything to worry about.
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« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2012, 11:51:49 pm »
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You made the right decision. I was rushed as well to registered to vote at the Romney rally and didn't have the chance to debate if I wanted to be Independent, Republican or Democrat (sorry third parties and even independent since I want to vote in the primaries).
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« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2012, 12:12:05 am »
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Oh, don't worry! You'll have many opportunities to register to vote in the coming years. Smiley

Indiana has completely open primaries and no party registration, which stinks, but oh well.
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« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2012, 12:17:36 am »
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there wasn't a wrong decision here.
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« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2012, 04:49:54 am »
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Yes, everybody should get a driver's license.
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« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2012, 10:17:16 am »
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You should've pre-registered; it'd probably help you get more involved in party work and such.
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« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2012, 10:45:50 am »
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You made the right decision. This will give you more time about which party you want to register with, and when you do you'll be able to do so with more confidence.
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« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2012, 10:55:03 am »
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You did the right thing. I registered as a Republican when I did it but I wish I went Independent instead. It will give you a chance to think it through.
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« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2012, 11:13:38 am »
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What if you moved before you could vote? Wouldn't you just have to re-register again? Right decision.
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« Reply #13 on: August 09, 2012, 02:00:04 am »
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N/A, Bad thread

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« Reply #14 on: August 09, 2012, 10:17:18 am »
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N/A, Bad thread

Atlas is not your mom
I simply weighed the pros and cons and asked the forum for their opinion. Your right-Atlas is much more intelligent compared to my mom in these kind of matters Tongue

What if you moved before you could vote? Wouldn't you just have to re-register again? Right decision.
See, I never took that into account. Good point.
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« Reply #15 on: August 09, 2012, 08:55:37 pm »
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I'd have registered, just to say "yeah, it's done". But I'm me, so take advice with a grain of salt.
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« Reply #16 on: August 10, 2012, 09:15:36 am »
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I turned 16 in 2008, but I didn't even get the basic drivers license (which doesn't require knowing how to drive) until 2011, when I was 19. And I'm only taking actual driving classes now, at 20. I know a girl who is only getting driving classes at 24.
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« Reply #17 on: August 17, 2012, 01:32:59 pm »
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So I went and got my permit. Forgot my glasses, so my mom had to drive back and get them. Luckily, the fact that I failed my eye exam on the first try was discounted. I was also offered a chance to register to vote. Apparently you can register to vote at 16, you just can't, you know, vote...I declined but I kind of regret it. It was on the spot. I debate for a few seconds if I should register Libertarian, Constitution, or Republican. Republicans give me a greater career choice if I go into some type of political strategy career, as well as allowing me to vote in primaries. I declined, and said I would sometime before 2014 (when I will be able to vote), but I regret it now. Should I have registered, or should I just wait?
I didn't register to vote until after I was 18.  On my 18th birthday, I printed out a registration form and filled it out, and the next day I hand-delivered it to my local clerk.  But I live in an open primary state, so I didn't register with a party.  (Although if I could have, I would've registered as a Republican.)  I think it would be nice if you could list a party preference in open primary states, just as long as it didn't have any binding on which primary you could vote in.
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