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mk  ·  306 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: September 23, 2020

I decided that I will be donning a mask and voting in person this year.





b_b  ·  306 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I as well, but I think that for those who don't want to do that and who also don't trust the mail, dropping your ballot at the city clerk's office is a close second.

cgod  ·  305 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I know there is a way to vote in person in Oregon but I think it would probably be a hassle.

I don't know of anyone who has ever done it.

I've only heard that you can do because the Secretary of State has sometimes mentioned that if your ballot was lost, destroyed or you had to change addresses on short notice there is a way you can still vote.

I used to know one of the guys who spearheaded the vote by mail preposition, He was a campaign manager for some pretty big races and a generally good guy. I got to see the underbelly of politics by knowing him. Even if you are a good guy there is a lot of soft corruption that goes on in government.

ArtemusBlank  ·  306 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I will more than likely be voting in person as well since the polling place I am at usually doesn't have a lot of people. Also it helps that New Jersey has taken the pandemic seriously as our numbers have gone drastically down throughout these last couple of months.

OftenBen  ·  306 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Agreed.

goobster  ·  305 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Hasn't been an option in my state for ... what? ... three years now?

I miss the pageantry of going to the polling station, punching the little cards with the dopey little card-puncher, and getting the sticker to wear proudly.

But, voting by mail removes most of the ill-willed people from the chain of custody, so I feel better about it overall.

WanderingEng  ·  306 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Does anyone know if it causes a problem if I have my absentee ballot but end up voting in person instead? I have my absentee ballot already but don’t have anyone convenient to witness. I could probably go to the clerk. I’ve been socially distancing and so have my friends, though maybe we’d all be ok with a short meet up to sign a ballot.

cgod  ·  305 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The laws on this are differ on where you live.

mk  ·  306 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It's my understanding that requesting an absentee doesn't mean you cannot vote in person instead.

Update: I believe in some states you need to bring your absentee ballot in to be voided if you switch to in-person.