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The “Same Name” Affidavit

Yesterday my wife called me from our neighborhood polling place – the kindly clerk was going to allow her to vote, but suggested that she might want to sign an affidavit in order to get an updated voter registration certificate. That’s because DPS prints her name as “Rachel Anne Jenkins,” while her voter registration lists her full name “Rachel Anne Owen Jenkins.”

I told her not to worry about it – I seriously doubt that she’s going to run into any trouble in November. But the episode was a reminder that the affidavit (or more properly, the “Voter’s Similar Name Correction Request Form”  is available in those circumstances where the name on the voter registration doesn’t match up with the name on the picture I.D.

The reason why I wasn’t worried is that her name on both forms is substantially similar.


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