OK, this is a little embarrassing, but it's the way it is: I missed the deadline to register to vote in the Super Duper Blowout (Now Fred-Free!) Presidential Preference Tuesday. Yep, I moved from Nashville to Brentwood back in August and kept putting off registering in Williamson County until, when I finally got the notion, lo and behold, I missed the deadline by a day. Whoops.
But here's the thing: I'm still registered in at my old address in Davidson County, and I have been told by more than one person that I could just go vote there. Well, I have no doubt that I could just walk into my old precinct and cast a vote, sure, but I have a real personal problem with that because I am no longer a resident of the county and I think—at least technically speaking—I'm not allowed to vote there.
But I can't seem to find anything to directly support or refute that one way or the other, and my calls to the Davidson County Election Commission have gone unanswered. (My personal maximum on-hold wait time is 10 minutes for non-urgent matters, and they seem to be pretty busy. Can't imagine why.
So, I ask you, dear readers, for your assistance. What follows are some possible answers I'll accept, but feel free to add your own if the mood strikes:
1. Go ahead and vote, regardless of what the rules are. At least you care enough to get out there and do it.
2. (Special Democrat Edition) Go ahead and vote. Since you'll be voting in the Republican Primary, you're essentially voting for the designated loser in November anyway, so why should anyone even care?
3. Sorry, dude, you can't vote. That's the way it is. Next time, get yer ass in gear and register on time. What, you need someone to wipe your butt for you, too? A little self-sufficiency would be nice. Cripes.
4. Practically speaking, no one's going to stop you from voting, but you probably shouldn't, because, well, it would just be wrong. And you're better than that. Well, not really, but you get my point.
5. You idiot. You could have gotten away with it just fine until you posted it on here. Now you're screwed. Nice work.
So, what say you?