I am going to post this repeatedly. Want for people to understand what’s involved with Mail Voting.
Here is a good link about,Mail Voting in all 50 States.
In these Global Pandemic times, you need to think about how you are going to vote.
One option that is an alternative to in-person voting, is Mail Voting/Absentee Voting.
First of all, Mail Voting/Absentee Voting – ARE THE SAME THING. Just depends upon what your state calls it.
The time is NOW for you, and your entire household to prepare for November.
ARE YOU REGISTERED TO VOTE?
Has your Secretary of State/Election Head – PURGED YOU FROM THE VOTER ROLLS?
Fast way to check about your status: go to VOTE.ORG
If yes, then go to your local jurisdiction. Is that your state? Is that your county? Get yourself a Mail Ballot. A lot of states allow you to apply online. If they don’t, then go to their website, download yourself an application, make copies to pass out to everyone, and make sure that you mail them back.
What if the answer is NO – you are not registered. Then get registered ASAP. If your state offers ONLINE registration – take advantage of it. It’s faster and takes only a few days. If they don’t offer ONLINE voter registration, then get registered. Download that paper application , make copies to pass out to everyone, and mail them back.
KNOW THE REGISTRATION DEADLINES.
And, then ignore them. The name of this game is EARLY.
EARLY EARLY EARLY EARLY
You DO NOT WANT TO WAIT TO THE LAST MINUTE IN ANY OF THIS PROCESS.
Get the Voter Registration Application in early.
Get the Mail Voting Application in early.
The minute you get that Mail Ballot in your hands, make your turnaround time 24-48 hours.
Hound your family about getting that Mail Ballot done.
You need to follow the instructions on the Mail Ballot –
WHAT IS REQUIRED FOR YOUR BALLOT TO BE ACCEPTED.
Some states make it easy. Other’s don’t. Here’s the hint – if they don’t make Mail Voting easy, they will be LOOKING FOR A REASON TO REJECT YOUR MAIL BALLOT AND DISENFRANCHISE YOU.
Please find out:
Does your ballot have to be POSTMARKED BY ELECTION DAY.
Or DUE INTO THE ELECTION AUTHORITY BY ELECTION DAY.
Does your Election Authority REQUIRE THAT THE BALLOT BE DELIVERED BY THE POST OFFICE.
Or, do they have DROP OFF BOXES.
IF they require that it be delivered by the Post Office –
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES DO YOU JUST DROP OFF YOUR BALLOT AT THE POST OFFICE. YOU NEED TO GO INSIDE, AND WATCH THE POSTAL STAFF PUT A TIME STAMP ON YOUR BALLOT ENVELOPE.
If your jurisdiction has some sort of a signup where you can track the progress of your ballot – do it.
I’m not saying that it will be guaranteed that, if your follow my advice that your ballot will be counted, but, I’m trying to give you helpful hints towards a successful, accepted Mail Ballot.