Suzanne Perry: Out-of-staters

August 24, 2013 


I’d like to take issue with Rob Christensen’s Aug. 18 column about out-of-state students and voting. By definition, if a student is from another state, that person is not a resident of our state.

I know this because we paid four years of out-of-state tuition for our elder son to attend UNC while we lived in South Carolina. Even though he was born in N.C. and lived his first seven years in N.C., we were not living here during his college years. We were able to claim him as a dependent on our income taxes because we were supporting him, and our home address was his legal address. He was not a legal resident of N.C. and should not have had the right to vote in N.C.

Suzanne Perry


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