VOTE BY MAIL

In Support of States Determining Their Own Marijuana and Hemp Policies Without Federal Interference:

“Five states currently conduct all elections entirely by mail: Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington and Utah. At least 21 other states have laws that allow certain smaller elections, such as school board contests, to be conducted by mail. For these elections, all registered voters receive a ballot in the mail. The voter marks the ballot, puts it in a secrecy envelope or sleeve and then into a separate mailing envelope, signs an affidavit on the exterior of the mailing envelope, and returns the package via mail or by dropping it off.

Vote by mail logo“Ballots are mailed out well ahead of Election Day, and thus voters have an ‘election period,’ not just a single day, to vote. All-mail elections can be thought of as absentee voting for everyone. This system is also referred to as ‘vote by mail.’ ”

Oregon has voted by mail since voters chose to make that change in 1998. Voting by mail has not led to voter fraud. I missed going to the precinct voting booths at first, but it’s easier and safer.

I make my choices on a paper ballot, put that ballot into an “privacy” envelope and seal that envelope in a larger envelope, sign the outside, and send it on its way.

All American adults are entitled to vote. It is our right and our responsibility. Now more than ever.

3 thoughts on “VOTE BY MAIL

  1. Mailing ballots in sounds like a good plan, especially in these COVID-19 times. Here in BC, we do have the option to request a ballot by mail, but I have never chosen to vote that way myself. May consider changing that for future elections as I cannot imagine the length of the line-up to vote with social distancing in place – yikes!!

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    • So true!

      We recently voted by mail just a couple of weeks ago. We had our ballots well in advance and a voters’ pamphlet before that. This made actually voting simple for the two of us. We sit down together and discuss the measures. Sometimes we cancel one another out, but we are generally in agreement.

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  2. You are right!

    On Wed, May 20, 2020 at 2:26 PM IMPERFECT PATIENCE wrote:

    > janpriddyoregon posted: ” “Five states currently conduct all elections > entirely by mail: Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington and Utah. At least > 21 other states have laws that allow certain smaller elections, such as > school board contests, to be conducted by mail. For these elec” >

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