|State Regulations on Draft Registration|
|Selective Service Registration|
State Regulations on Draft Registration
As many people know from the literature in their local U.S. Post Office, every male, with a few exceptions (contact CCW if you want more info), living in the United States is required to register with Selective Service between ages 18 and 26. Many probably perceive that it's up to them whether they actually register. But, in too many cases, this is not true. If one applies for a driver's license in certain states, that automatically registers one for the Draft, in many cases unwittingly.
What if a conscientious objector is applying for a driver's license? There is no place in the application to declare one's convictions. On most applications, there is no way to "opt out" of registration for the Draft. If someone is a total objector to registration for a system of war, then they are denied their right to travel unless they violate their convictions. As a firm opponent of all forms of conscription and a defender of the rights of conscientious objectors, CCW believes the Selective Service system is fundamentally unjust and is a violation of fundamental religious freedom. It also maintains surveillance over Selective Service policies and other policies that relate both to the Draft and conscientious objection. CCW staff have compiled provisions of state statutes that pertain to driver's license application and Selective Service registration.