Alicia "Chucky" Hansen not her legal name?!?
This one baffles me. Page 20 of today's Avis has a legal notice in the back, ACTION FOR CHANGE OF NAME
Notice is hereby given that ALDEN ALICIA PICKERING, aka ALICIA HANSEN, has filed a Petition seeking to change her name of ALDEN ALICIA PICKERING to ALICIA "CHUCKY" HANSEN.
So I wonder, if her name of Alicia Chucky Hansen was not her legal name previously, was she elected illegally with a name that was not legally hers?
I remember the name discussion at Board of Elections, and here's a link to VI Consortium article where the issue was discussed.
It is my understanding, though, that at some point the Board decided that in order to minimize confusion (!), they now require candidates to use their legal name. The senator who used to run as Terrence "Positive" Nelson recently changed his legal name to Positive Terrence Nelson (or something like that), and that is how his name should appear on the ballot.
I think that whenever the media says "according to VI Code" they should give us the code #, so we can verify that it is truly a law. Nobody could quote the code for 90 day residency requirement, and the court overturned it, because there wasn't in fact a code.
I've searched some of VI Code Title 18, but don't see where there is any reference to what type of name candidates can use. So far, everything I've looked at just says "name."
Ha, ha! Nobody on Board of Elections even knows about this forum.
I was hoping to never hear her screeching voice again. Especially when she says push
Nicknames are not allowed.
Personally, I was hoping never to hear that particular name, ever again in context with any senatorial election, ever again.
Y'all better register to vote or don't complain.
Chucky Hansen applies for name change from Pickering in today's Daily News
I often wonder how many "contributors" to this forum actually know how to use the internet to research simple facts. I'm no Chucky fan (not by a very long stretch), but this "news" was covered elsewhere before the Daily Snooze produced their article.
As far as I can ascertain there was nothing illegal about how she named herself before a "new rule" was effected by the Election Board but she's now toeing the line in this regard - as is Mr "Positive" Nelson and as Addlebrain will have to do if he decides to run again.
Chucky must have some legal documentation that authorizes the name change to Hansen which probably enabled her to get passport under that name. DN is vague on the details since Chucky never responded.
The petition shown in the paper includes Pickering in the signature. So what ID did she produce under Pickering name? Does she have current ID under both names?
I would like a detailed explanation, but unless somebody objects, we probably won't get one.