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Voting

I haven't gotten my ballot yet, and it has to be received by the election office by Tuesday, and postmarks don't count.

It was with difficulty that I was finally able to discover whether my county was allowing mail-in ballots to be dropped off or not, and where. The elections site didn't say. So I googled "drop box" and the name of my county.

The main newspaper here is behind not a paywall but an email wall, and its website doesn't even work right. I kept trying to sign up by email to see an article (whose excerpt I could see in Google but not the details I needed), and finally had to join the newspaper by Facebook, which I didn't want to do.

Anyway, now I know I can drop off my ballot downtown to the lobby of the building where the elections office is. Our county, the second most populated after Philadelphia, has been slow to get the mail-in ballots sent to people. They now are saying a bunch of people won't receive their ballot until after the election!

At least this is just the primary. I think I may volunteer to help with voting later on.


I guess the whole problem was because suddenly everybody wanted to vote by mail, and they received a metric ton of applications right at the deadline. So they are dependent on how fast the mail is.

Pennsylvania wanted to try to have an all-mail election, and they might actually do that for November, and one reason stated was that the elections workers tend to be old people, who are virus-vulnerable. I thought about the staff last time at my polling area, and yep, they were not spring chickens.

posted on May 27, 2020 10:43 AM ()

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Mail voting is wonderful and should be easily mailed to everyone but it won't happen. I will just trot to the polls early because I am not missing out.
comment by elderjane on May 29, 2020 4:12 AM ()
I hope you don't have to stand too long.
reply by drmaus on May 29, 2020 8:28 AM ()
I need a replacement ballot for the primary and the BOE said it was mailed two days ago from less than two miloes away. But that isn't why I called them. I received two school budget ballots (Donna received one) and I wanted to know why--I figured one was the replacement for the primary. But nope, they don't do the school vote. So frigit. I'll vote once for the school budget and just forget about the second one.
comment by jjoohhnn on May 28, 2020 12:19 PM ()
I always get absentee so I don't know.
reply by jjoohhnn on May 29, 2020 11:26 AM ()
I know NY primary is the 23rd. Did you have to request an absentee ballot?
reply by drmaus on May 29, 2020 8:31 AM ()
I am all for mail and/or Internet voting!!
comment by greatmartin on May 27, 2020 12:08 PM ()
Yes. Having been out so seldom, I thought I was willing to stand in line to vote -- but then the weather turned hot.
reply by drmaus on May 29, 2020 8:25 AM ()

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