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Bureaucracy rules!

I moved in April from Half Moon Bay to Santa Clara. Like a good citizen, as soon as I moved, I filled out one of those change-of-address forms from the DMV. In doing my part, I also checked the "change my voter's registration" box as well, thinking that would do it.


I realized yesterday that there's an election coming up and I hadn't received a voter's booklet yet. Calling the Santa Clara election people, they informed me that that little box only works if you're moving within the same county, not within different counties, and I had 4 days to postmark a new voter's registration form.

Dear DMV, please include a message on your little form letting people know that the little box pretty much doesn't do anything unless you move in the same county so people like me don't have to wait until the very last minute to register to vote when we could've done it months ago had we known. Thank you.