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stpalmer Donating Member (111 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-18-08 02:45 PM
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5. I'm worried
My husband and I got our mail-in ballots. They were heavy(and complicated to fill out). The envelope, large and weighty when completed, did not indicate the need for extra postage: It had a small rectangle for postage due. I was pretty sure it was overweight for just one stamp, so I added three. Then I thought some more: What if the postman won't deliver it? The local news reported that democrats were pushing for early and mail-in ballots--maybe the postman was republican? I didn't trust mailing it in, therefore, and went to the county clerk's office. There was an unattended ballot box in the hallway outside of the clerk's office, and I dropped the two ballots in. No one to see, no one to mark it, or number it, or ANYTHING.

What's to stop someone inside from just throwing away my ballot when they empty the box? How do I know my vote will be counted? I live in a city in Colorado that is about 70% Republican, and the person in charge of voting is a republican.

I wish I could be certain my vote counted. I don't feel exhilirated--I feel anxious.
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  -They Tracked My Early Vote !! BeFree  Oct-18-08 02:21 PM   #0 
  - i'm actually sort of glad because I was 100% sure they just throw early votes away  soothsayer   Oct-18-08 02:23 PM   #1 
  - It does  BeFree   Oct-18-08 02:28 PM   #2 
     - Early voting and retrievable ballot  WillYourVoteBCounted   Oct-20-08 01:38 AM   #12 
  - Tracking  PolyD   Oct-18-08 02:34 PM   #3 
  - You are welcome  BeFree   Oct-18-08 02:53 PM   #7 
  - Did they put the number directly on the ballot? Ours go into a numbered envelope  uppityperson   Oct-18-08 02:38 PM   #4 
  - Yes  BeFree   Oct-18-08 02:50 PM   #6 
     - That is wrong. Can you contact the electoral board or whatever it is called?  uppityperson   Oct-18-08 02:55 PM   #8 
  - I'm worried  stpalmer   Oct-18-08 02:45 PM   #5 
  - Just found out  stpalmer   Oct-18-08 09:45 PM   #10 
     - The Post Office announced that they will allow ballots to be mailed with less postage  flamingdem   Oct-26-08 01:16 PM   #20 
  - Does this match your experience?  stpalmer   Oct-18-08 03:02 PM   #9 
  - Never voted absentee before  BeFree   Oct-21-08 05:36 PM   #16 
  - Are you certain the number wasn't on the ballot STUB?  emlev   Oct-19-08 11:59 PM   #11 
  - Good advice. I would add...  GuvWurld   Oct-20-08 02:46 AM   #13 
  - Guv  BeFree   Oct-21-08 05:34 PM   #15 
     - This is codified into the law. Info on North Carolina Early Voting  WillYourVoteBCounted   Oct-21-08 06:10 PM   #17 
  - Emlev  BeFree   Oct-21-08 05:28 PM   #14 
     - It is the law. Your insider doesn't know NC state law on early voting  WillYourVoteBCounted   Oct-21-08 06:12 PM   #18 
  - Wouldn't the registrar have to track your absentee ballot to prevent you from voting on 4 Nov? n/t  jody   Oct-22-08 10:28 AM   #19 
  - No  BeFree   Oct-28-08 11:30 AM   #21 
  - 1Z 349 6AV 03 6384 029 1  Awsi Dooger   Oct-29-08 03:35 AM   #22 

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