Thursday, December 15, 2005

 

Facts made simple. Follow the colors!

From the Democrats of Oklahoma forum:

vhutchinsin: "OU Campus Update: Yes, as I understand it it is illegal to solicit these signatures if one is not an Oklahoma resident (6 months?) and are not a registered voter."

Um, no. You are an Oklahoma resident the moment your feet touch Oklahoma soil.

The governing statute: It shall be unlawful for any person other than a qualified elector of the State of Oklahoma to circulate any initiative or referendum petition to amend, add to, delete, strike or otherwise change in any way the Constitution or laws of the State of Oklahoma, or of any subdivision of the State of Oklahoma. Every person convicted of a violation of this section shall be punished by a fine of not to exceed One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00), or by imprisonment in the county jail for not to exceed one (1) year, or by both said fine and imprisonment.

To be a qualified elector you must be eligible to vote in Oklahoma. A person who is eligible to register to vote must be:

at least 18 years old
a United States citizen
a resident of Oklahoma

There is no durational requirement to qualify someone as a resident.

But please keep pursuing that angle. I think I saw a wild goose head that way. I'll bet if you hurry you can catch it. Now shoo.

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