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Old 11-29-2021, 04:13 PM   #1
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Voting in Texas

We have our domicile set up in Texas. We are using Texas Home Base as our mailing service and recently received a letter from the Texas Election committee:
"If you are receiving this notice, the residence address on your voter registration application has been identified as a commercial post office box or similar location that does not correspond to a residence. The purpose of this notice is to confirm that the address you provided to the voter registrar is indeed a residential address." And goes on about how to prove the address we gave is a residence address and defines what is a legal residence.


Wondering if anyone else using other mailing services like Escapee's has received this letter and what do to about it. We would like to vote. I hope this is not the beginning of the end of domicile in Texas.
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If you have no property in Texas then it looks like Texas gotcha. But ask Texas Home Base how to get around this problem. I know it can be done in Florida.

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Old 11-29-2021, 04:31 PM   #3
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We are Escapees. No such letter.
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Old 11-29-2021, 04:32 PM   #4
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Actually, I would contact Escapees in Livingston, Texas.


LOTS of full timers use them for an address.
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We used the Escapees address for 16 years. It does have a street address though; not a post office box, etc. and there are residential homes in the park; not just campsites. Back in 2002 voting was challenged in court and the Escapees RV Club won. It really does pay to domicile with the Escapees RV Club. They are a great advocacy organization for RVers. Their mail facility is like a regular post office with all automated equipment. We volunteered at it one winter storm when the regular workers couldn't make it into work. There are thousands and thousands who use and have used the Escapees address. Each member is assigned a number when joining and my friend's number is around 155,000!

https://www.escapees.com/voting-absentee-2/
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Ten years fulltiming with Escapees, no address difficulties at all. Changed banks, voted several times, jury duty…. not a hiccup.

I had never even heard of Texas Home Base before I saw your post. They even print it clearly on their site:

“…Included in all Mail Forwarding plans
Personal & residential Texas street address…”

I guess they forgot to notify the Secretary of State.

Call Escapees. They are the gold standard. Been doing it right for over 50 years.
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we have been Escapees for the past 9 plus years and using their mail service and address. We have never had an issue with banks, driver's license, carry permits, etc. We were native Texans when we made the transition to full time.

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Another Escapee here (since 2015) and we have not received a letter concerning voting.
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