Some DMV voter registrations fall through cracks, registrars say
Some would-be voters seek court orders to get ballots counted
By Will Evans on November 12, 2012 – 12:01 a.m. PST

Jonathan Eldridge wanted to vote for president.

The Santa Rosa resident had registered to vote – or so he thought – at a Department of Motor Vehicles office several months ago. But when he called the Sonoma County registrar last week to find out why he hadn’t received any ballot information, Eldridge was told there was no record of his registration.

Eldridge’s only option was to come to the registrar’s office, apply for a last-minute court order allowing him to vote and hope that a judge would approve it.

“I was appalled,” said Eldridge, 44, who works for a computer forensics company. “I was like, ‘How can someone deny me the right to vote?’ I couldn’t believe it.”

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One Comment to ““Some” California voters “fell through cracks””

  • The voter ID through the DMV is ridiculous! And throughout the state, there were many told that they must present ID in order to vote. Not true! My son was asked and he told the poll worker, “No. You do not have the right to ask me for ID in this state. I won’t be giving you my ID.” She insisted and told him that he would not be able to vote. He still refused and told her she was wrong- that he would be voting! Another poll worker stepped in and told the woman that she was not allowed to ask him for ID and they gave him his ballot. My son said that everyone in front of him had willingly showed ID. Sheep!

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