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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 09:59 AM
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Absentee ballots returned to sender - Votes boomerang thanks to automatic sorters

Absentee ballots returned to sender
Votes boomerang thanks to automatic sorters

When Phil Douglas went to the post office in Estero on Saturday to mail absentee ballots for him and his wife, he assumed their votes would be counted and began to focus on an upcoming trip.

The votes were returned to his house, two days in a row.

Turns out a design flaw in the envelopes causes post office machines to scan a voter's return address instead of the destination address.

Postal officials were made aware of the issue Tuesday and have begun telling employees to watch for the ballots and sort them by hand to make sure they get to elections officials rather than the return address.

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http://www.news-press.com/article/20100811/NEWS0107/811...
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Bill Bored Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 08:21 PM
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1. But in Oregon in 2004, the absentee ballots matched the exit polls.
So doesn't that mean absentee ballots are the BEST way to vote?
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WillYourVoteBCounted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 08:30 PM
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2. I thought it meant we would have exit polls instead
of elections! Right?
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Bill Bored Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 08:45 PM
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3. Wait a minute! There are NO EXIT POLLS IN OREGON! nt
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