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Thirty-five Days and Counting

 Earth date: September 28, 2020

With all the noise that the November 3rd Presidential Election results will be contested regardless who wins the electoral college, it is imperative that our votes be secure throughout the process.

Here are a few suggestions:

1.     Vote in person; do it during early voting to avoid the rush. Don’t forget your mask. Have your voter’s registration card with you, your ID, and in order to do it quickly and safely, take a marked sample ballot with you where you have preselected your choices.

2.     If you have a mail-in ballot and your voting place will take marked ballots, make sure you take your ballot, your registration card, you ID, and a mask to the drop off, but do not hand it to anyone but a registered poll worker.

3.      If you have a mail-in ballot but you prefer to mail it, don your mask and walk into the post office. Do not drop it into the mailbox. Go early and tell the clerk you want to witness her stamp the date on your ballot. Ask for the clerk’s name and record the date and time you left it in their care. It may seem extreme but we do it all the time we mail a package we want treated with extra care.

4.     If you are a Postal Worker, make sure the date is marked on the mail-in ballot and place it separate, ensuring it is in a secure place where it cannot be tampered, misplaced, or forgotten before it reaches its destination. Any discrepancy makes the PO accountable during this contentious election.  

5.     If you work in the local elections’ office, mark the date the mail-in ballot was delivered to the office; separate and secure it so it cannot be tampered, misplaced, or forgotten both before and after the election since ballots will be recounted and audited before this is all over.

 

Let’s all do our part to ensure we did our part to play fair during this upcoming election, and leave no doubt that the people elected who they wanted to represent them.

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