Well I went and submitted an application today. I did not include any $$$ (you don't have to pay to vote, another right so I don't think I need to pay anything). They did not want to accept it .. but I just told them I would just mail it if they did not wish to take it, so they took it.
Of course a police officer got involved ... talked to him about the various sections (employment, DD214 requirement) and he agreed with some but not all of my arguments. Of course he said he would deny the application - I would not have expected otherwise.
So I filed it w/o fingerprints, w/o picture, w/o copy of ID, no NRA safety course, & without completing several sections of the form putting "not required" in those sections.
I'll be preparing for the denial of course. The officer said that he would deny it today ...