Redistricting confusion

Discussion in 'Air Force Academy - USAFA' started by jro, Jun 28, 2012.

  1. jro

    jro Member

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    My son will be applying to USAFA this fall. I just got my voter registration card and we have been redistricted from GA13 to GA11. I called the offices for both MOCs and they pointed to the other one: GA11 said he should submit his nomination request to GA13, and GA13's office said to submit to GA11. Apparently the new redistricting map takes effect either just after the November election or when congress convenes in 2013 (once again, confusion from the offices on this point). Should he just submit an application to both offices (as well as Senators and VP)? Thanks.
     
  2. LongAgoPlebe

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    You want to make sure you get a valid nomination, so my inclination is NOT to submit to both MOCs. (Certainly both Senators, of course.) According to govtrack.us, a nonpartisan information site for the U.S. Congress, districts in which you last voted are in effect until January 2013, when the Members elected in November 2012's general elections will assume office.

    If your current MOC, Rep. David Scott, is considering nominations before January 2013, then the application package should be submitted to him. If Rep. Gingrey or his successor in Ga11 is considering nominations after January 2013 (yep, that could get sticky, depending on how tight that race is, of which I have no idea) then you should submit the package to him/her.

    Does Rep. Scott have a link on his office's page for service academy nominations? It could give you some guidance about the timeline under which the process has run before. Normally, usually, in a great many cases with which I'm familiar, MOCs run candidate interviews sometime in October or November. If you can find out when that will be, it may give you some guidance.

    Good luck!
     
  3. Pima

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    A few yrs ago I had the opportunity to work for the AFA Liaison office at the Pentagon, what I learned was every yr that staff will brief every MOC staff regarding the process for noms and how many charges they have available in July. It may be right now that neither MOC knows since the briefing has yet to occur.

    There is more than enough time to wait since most slates are not going to be reviewed before the end of Sept. I understand the essays may be different for each MOC, but right now I doubt your DS has yet to be assigned an ALO. Important for him because they will also be able to direct him more than us.

    Deep breaths, this is not a sprint, the 1st one across the line does not win the race. This is a marathon.

    Wait for a few more weeks. Wait until he speaks with his ALO to see if they can guidance (many ALO's sit on interview boards for noms).

    Welcome to the life of HURRY UP and WAIT!
     
  4. jro

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    Thanks for the help! JR
     
  5. Matthewmillr94

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    I'm not sure about applying, but I've heard that it's actually illegal to interview to a congressional district that you don't live in for a service academy nomination. Supposedly my aunt's appointment was taken from her because they found out she got a nomination for a district that she didn't live in, even though the nomination slate that she got appointed from was a senatorial slate.

    Again, I'm not positive on that information, but be SUPER careful with that.
     

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