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Discussion in 'General GWL Questions' started by the duck, Oct 17, 2016.

  1. the duck

    the duck New Member

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    has anyone tried to use their wcl to vote? I was at first refused when I presented it. Asked to see the registrar. She called the state and they told here it was at her discretion. I thought I saw somewhere that any state issued id would be accepted. Any leads or info appreciated.
     
  2. a_springfield

    a_springfield Well-Known Member

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    I have used mine every time since they changed them
     

  3. the duck

    the duck New Member

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    Thanks. Any info on where in the law I can find it is acceptable? Butts co. seemed hesitant to accept it. Registrar said state told her it was at her discretion. I'm not comfortable with discretionary decisions.
     
  4. DonT

    DonT Deplorable bitter clinger.

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    Applicable GA law is OCGA 21-2-417:

    GA secretary of state also has put out a couple of publications, like this one: http://sos.ga.gov/admin/files/GAIDreqbrochure.pdf
     
  5. a_springfield

    a_springfield Well-Known Member

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    They just have to manually enter your info vs scanning the back of a DL
     
  6. Headspace

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    Is there an advantage to using your GWCL as opposed to your drivers license?
     
  7. phantoms

    phantoms Senior Mumbler

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    Nope.
     
  8. DonT

    DonT Deplorable bitter clinger.

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    Not at all. It is making a point that you can, and that's about it. But it will likely delay your vote, it will probably get questioned and scrutinized, until the poll manager figures out it is okay.
     
  9. Headspace

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    So why not just use your drivers license and be the grey man? Use the GWCL for what it is intended, an ID that allows you to carry. I will never tip my hand that I am possibly armed by using the license as a primary ID for something that will likely cause an issue. Actually the only time I will use the license to identify my self is to a police officer if there is a valid reason to produce the GWCL.
     
  10. gunsmoker

    gunsmoker Lawyer and Gun Activist

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    why

    Why use a GWL as your I.D. when you could show your DL instead?

    Maybe because if every GWL holder did this, the idea of toting a gun would not be so shocking to some people. The general public has no clue how many good, law-abiding citizens carry guns in public already. Why don't they know about this? Because the guns are usually concealed, and the gun-packers don't go around waving their carry permits at every opportunity.

    So you could say that showing the GWL when the opportunity presents itself is a way of showing how many of us there are, and that we would otherwise be unnoticed (because we're not openly carrying, although many people think that you can "open carry" without a license, since they don't know GA law and many other states allow it).
     
  11. bulldog 44

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    I use it at my credit union whenever I have to show ID also used it in the primary. Without issue.
     
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  12. GM404

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    I haven't used any ID in several election cycles since I mail my ballot in. I see the goofy lines and am not sure why more people don't vote by mail and avoid that madness.
     
  13. DonT

    DonT Deplorable bitter clinger.

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    Smart!
     
  14. gunsmoker

    gunsmoker Lawyer and Gun Activist

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    Why don't more people do absentee ballots?
    Maybe they think you actually have to be absent from your county of residence and unable to vote in person?

    But I see that's not true. Maybe it was true in the past, but not now.

    Anybody legal voter can do an absentee (mail-in) ballot, without giving any reason or explanation.
     
  15. moe mensale

    moe mensale Well-Known Member

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    It would be simpler if polling places were not on the list of prohibited places in the first place.
     
  16. GM404

    GM404 Well-Known Member

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    I don't remember when they changed it, but I know for a fact I voted that way in 2012...and I even was carrying a gun when I did it! And probably only wearing underwear! ;)
     
  17. mb90535im

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    I use my passport as my id. The poll workers don't like it, I suspect because it doesn't have an address on it.
    I've had them ask if they could see my DL after presenting my passport, and I respectfully decline.
     
  18. phantoms

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    I wish absentee voting by mail was only available for good reason (out of country, deployed, stationed somewhere else, etc.). I also wish early voting was only available from the weekend before the actual election date.

    There is so much that can happen before an election (yes, even a week before) that voting a month in advance is ridiculous. Letting anybody and everyone mail in a vote or vote early well in advance of the election date also helps promote voter fraud (dead voters, ineligible voters, voting more than once).
     
  19. gunsmoker

    gunsmoker Lawyer and Gun Activist

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    A conservative radio talk show host (and lawyer, and former Deputy Chief of the AG's office) said that early voting is a gimmick the Democrats came up with so lazy, unmotivated people would be more likely to vote.

    I always thought that it primarily helps busy working people, with full time jobs, kids, active in sports and hobbies, and homeowners with a list of projects to complete.
     
  20. GM404

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    This. I am not interested in standing in a line for 2 or more hours to vote. And before someone starts to pontificate that 'it's the least you should be willing to do', well, you can save it. I am not interested in hearing *why* I should go to the trouble of standing in line for 2 hours.