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Q: I'm 17 and I have a job. How come my paycheck gets taxed if I can't vote? Is that taxation without representation?
Steven J. Fromm
Steven J. Fromm answered on Nov 17, 2020

The income tax code is not tied into voting. Think of childhood stars who had very large income (Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Shirley Temple, etc.) They all paid tax on their income even if they could not vote.

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Q: Can an HOA Board inform of opening seats establishing the years of service for each to maintain the staggered terms?

HOA Elections are coming. 3 seats will be available. Because 1 person is stepping down, some recommend new person elected should just work to complete the term. Does new members' right to a 3-year service prevail or should staggered terms be prioritized?

Tammy Lyn Wincott
Tammy Lyn Wincott answered on Jan 13, 2020

The by-laws typically control how board members serve so they would control. Usually if a member resigns mid-term then the person replacing them would only serve out the remainder of that term. Staggered terms are in the best interest of the HOA.

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Q: If I think voter fraud has occurred at my local precinct, who do I speak to about this to ensure it's looked into?
Josh Rohrscheib
Josh Rohrscheib answered on Sep 13, 2017

I'd talk to the County Clerk, unless you think that's the source of the fraud. Perhaps then turn to your State's Attorney. If you don't get any traction, you might raise the issue with the chairman of the county party adversely impacted by the fraud. They may be able to get more... Read more »

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