Don’t be sur­prised

Antelope Valley Press - - OPINION -

The vot­ing rights of the cit­i­zens of the United States are cov­ered by the XIVth and XXIVth Amendment to the Con­sti­tu­tion.

How­ever nowhere does it pacif­i­cally state that if a cit­i­zen chooses to not vote that he can be re­moved from the vot­ers list. Wis­con­sin and Ge­or­gia are cur­rently do­ing this.

Even the Vot­ing Rights Act of 1963-64 does not ap­proach the prob­lem of ex­tended none voter.

Ob­serv­ing the lack of Fed­eral so­lu­tion for this prob­lem a few states are re­mov­ing non-vot­ers who do not vote in the last three elec­tions. Let­ter are be­ing sent ask­ing if they have moved from their last add.

Not sur­pris­ing, these “ad­dress change letters” are be­ing sent to ar­eas that are poor or lib­eral. If the letters are not an­swered they are au­to­mat­i­cally re­moved.

Many vot­ers are re­spond­ing by in­di­cat­ing that they don’t like any can­di­date and their non-vote is a vote of no con­fi­dence, and should not be re­moved.

Sorry!

Don’t be sur­prised when you go to the poll and they cant find your name on the roll.

Ed Galindo Quartz Hill

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