Why Christian Slater's Vote Didn't Count
Stars—they're just like us! Even movie star Christian Slater ran into issues trying to vote in Miami-Dade County this November 6.
You can't say he didn't try. Slater live-tweeted all the problems he faced trying to cast a vote:
I've been on line for a total of four hours trying to vote? Next time, absentee— Christian Slater (@ChristianSlater) November 6, 2012
Made it in the room only to find out the DMV didn't register me when I got my new license. They asked me if I wanted to reg and I said yes.— Christian Slater (@ChristianSlater) November 6, 2012
So, now I'm standing by and waiting while this guy tries to get the State on the phone I guess. I really want to vote— Christian Slater (@ChristianSlater) November 6, 2012
I voted!!!!!— Christian Slater (@ChristianSlater) November 7, 2012
But after all that, Slater received a letter in the mail letting him know that the provisional vote that he ended up casting didn't count for anything. Slater posted a letter that he received letting him know that his vote didn't count because his signature on the ballot envelope didn't match the one on his voter registration (he later took the letter down from Twitter, but Buzzfeed saved the image). Note that letter also called him "Christina," which inspires all sorts of confidence in our democratic institutions: