I just want to vote for the president
November 1, 2012 7:26 AM Subscribe
Absentee voting for US elections - what is this 'tax liability' business? State is Massachusetts.
posted by pikeandshield to Law & Government (13 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm an overseas US citizen and would like to vote in the upcoming presidential elections. I've requested a ballot to vote through the FVAP
and received my ballot with no problems that I can return by email. However, my ballot includes not just the federal offices (president, senator in congress, rep in congress) but state/local offices (?) as well (sheriff, clerk of courts etc).
I've no interest in voting for those latter offices; more importantly, I don't want to be liable to any sort of complications with tax that the FVAP mentions 'may' happen
. The local town clerk does not know anything about this and just told me that this was the only ballot they have available.
Am I safe if I just fill in the ballot for the federal positions and leaving the state-specific bits blank? Or would the act of returning the ballot (or even registering to vote?) by itself put me at risk? I've tried google but I'm more confused than ever. I don't currently pay tax to anywhere in the US; nor am I resident anywhere in the US or intend to return soon.