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Voting Myths Busted

Have Voting Questions? Here Are Voting Myths Busted!

Early voting kicked off in Florida today with long lines in the sun, and with voting underway in Colorado and Nevada, even if you've got two weeks to go before you cast your ballot, questions are bound to crop up. The deadline to register to vote here in California was yesterday, and questions were being zapped to me from left and right (heh) about voting eligibility.

Here are some myths busted about what does or doesn't take away your ballot:

  • Campaign Tees = No Vote?
    Nope, but you might have to cover up the offending slogan — and it's not a bad idea to make like your mom always says and take a jacket.
  • Snafu With Voter Rolls = No Vote?
    Nope, but you might have to take an oath swearing you are who you say you are, and live where you say you do. You can also request a provisional ballot from poll workers and call 1-866-OUR-VOTE if problems persist.

To see more myths busted,


  • Voting With School Address = Dropped From Parent's Insurance?
    Nope. The rumors that using your school address to vote means you might lose your financial aid or parents' health insurance are just that. Rumors.
  • Driver's License Address ≠ Your Current Address?
    No biggie. Your driver's license is only to ID the voter, not where you live.
  • The list of myths busted is produced by Rock the Trail, and has links to maps pinpointing your polling place, hours of voting, and what kind of ID you'll need to take with you when you go to vote as well as more myths just like these, busted.

    Any crazy myths flying around a precinct near you? Got questions? Stick them in the comments and we'll see if we can help!


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