All Rosie needed to do was fill out a few additional details, sign the form, and pop it back in the mail.
Sounds like a simple enough task... except Rosie has neither the political inclination nor the opposable thumbs required to participate in this year's election.
And even if she did express an urgent desire to take a stand in the voting booth, Rosie the black labrador has one more obstacle to overcome...she died in 1998.
The letter, which was received by Rosie's owner, Brenda Charlston, was one of the 5 million registration forms recently sent out by the Voter Participation Center over the past few weeks.
Critics have argued that the organization, which targets Democrat-leaning voting blocs such as unmarried women, blacks, Latinos, and young adults, is deliberately trying to encourage voting fraud.
Several non citizens in New Mexico have already contacted the secretary of state's office asking why they have received forms having previously been told they could not vote.
Deliberate or not, there are bound to be howls of protest in the streets come November...
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"Having carefully weighed all the issues, I'm going to vote for the guy who offers the most bacon."