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joe asked in Politics & GovernmentMilitary · 1 month ago

If you never register to vote, will you still be drafted?

Lets say ww3 starts, all american allies turn on it, and our already sworn in military gets their butts handed to them and there is a draft, are those who never register to vote or get a license protected from being drafted?

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  • A.J.
    Lv 7
    1 month ago
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    Males 18 or older are required by law to register for selective service.

    https://www.sss.gov/Home/Men-26-and-OLDER

    The exception was men born from March 29, 1957 through December 31, 1959, were not required to register with the Selective Service System because the registration program was suspended when they would have reached age 18. The current military is volunteer, but if the US military needs more people they have a process.

    https://www.sss.gov/About/Sequence-of-Events

    A lottery based on birthdays determines the order in which registered men are called up by Selective Service. The first to be called, in a sequence determined by the lottery, will be men whose 20th birthday falls during that year, followed, if needed, by those aged 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25. 18-year-olds and those turning 19 would probably not be drafted.

    They keep track of addresses by income tax records and government services.

    Voter registration and government IDs are secondary for investigation.

    Without a state ID or driver's license or voter registration, a person is less likely to be called for jury duty.

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    • STEVEN F
      Lv 7
      1 month agoReport

      A.J.: Unless Congress directs otherwise, THERE IS NO DRAFT. Therefore, your response to my comment is self contradictory.

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  • 1 month ago

    Registering to vote and/or obtaining ANY kind of license NEVER had anything to do with the military draft.

    In the US, it would LITERALLY require Congress to pass a new law for there to be a draft, and that as yet unwritten law would determine the terms of the draft.

    By the way, WWIII is IN PROGRESS in cyberspace and they don't draft hackers.

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  • Wilma
    Lv 4
    1 month ago

    Nope, that has nothing to do with it.

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  • 1 month ago

    The draft never had anything to do with voting registration or licensing. You were born. Your birth was registered. The government knows you exist and has been keeping a trail on you ever since.

    • joe1 month agoReport

      Presuming im employed and have a state ID yea hut if not then they are trailing nothing

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  • IOM
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Back in the 60s, Nam war etc., voter registration was -as far as i know- unrelated to getting drafted. So I would assume, yes, you'd still be drafted.

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  • Rick B
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    We do not have a draft in the United States.

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