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Sat Oct 24, 2020, 11:29 AM

CONGRATULATIONS! Your ballot has been counted!

What a great feeling! Dropped it in the ballot drop box Wednesday morning. And it's traceable.

WA voting is so easy! Wish all states did the same.

Go Joe and Kamala!

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Reply CONGRATULATIONS! Your ballot has been counted! (Original post)
Wawannabe Oct 24 OP
MaryMagdaline Oct 24 #1
AnnaLee Oct 24 #2
Wounded Bear Oct 24 #6
AnnaLee Oct 24 #9
mr_lebowski Oct 24 #10
AnnaLee Oct 24 #16
Wawannabe Oct 24 #17
Wawannabe Oct 24 #14
The River Oct 24 #15
Wounded Bear Oct 24 #3
Buckeye_Democrat Oct 24 #4
Sherman A1 Oct 24 #5
Trailrider1951 Oct 24 #7
Penn Voter Oct 24 #8
yellowcanine Oct 24 #11
David__77 Oct 24 #12
mvd Oct 24 #13

Response to Wawannabe (Original post)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 11:38 AM

1. Music to our ears! WaWannabe!

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Response to Wawannabe (Original post)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 11:39 AM

2. Are drop box ones traceable past STATUS: Accepted

We are in Whatcom county and we filled out and dropped boxed ours immediately. They showed up as accepted on the 19th and have remained that way since. I understand that it is possible the ones returned by mail go to status "Received". We tracked using www.votewa.gov. Are you using the same tracking website?

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Response to AnnaLee (Reply #2)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 11:42 AM

6. That's not what I used, I assume it varies by county...

I go to https://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/elections.aspx

Obviously, that wouldn't work for you. Perhaps you have a similar website in Whatcom?

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #6)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 11:47 AM

9. Thanks, I'll check.

But I think I was linked to the website I cited by the Whatcom county site but I'll check.

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Response to AnnaLee (Reply #2)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 11:54 AM

10. What message are you hoping to see, just curious?

Something to the effect of 'accepted'?

I'd not be surprised if 'received' isn't the equivalent of accepted but hard to know if the site doesn't spell out the 'progression'.

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #10)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 02:21 PM

16. The only site I have is not a county site.

Last edited Sat Oct 24, 2020, 03:49 PM - Edit history (1)

People who are getting complete status messages seem to be those whose county is providing it. Whatcom provides a youtube feed if you want to watch them work but, so far, I have been unable to find a Whatcom site that tells me they are finished (have counted) my vote. Since the process involves comparing signatures (which I take to be Accepted or not), and the ballot itself is removed and scanned into the computer and counted. If a problem arises, a human determines the intent of the vote in question (or tries to). However, I don't see anything that tells me how you know if it made it through this process. That is why I asked people who received completed process reports. I thought it curious that I was getting only "Accepted" and others were not getting "Accepted" but were getting several reports starting with "Received". I hope this makes sense.

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Response to AnnaLee (Reply #16)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 03:24 PM

17. King county sequence very cool

Before the counted stage was signature verification.

WA is on top of the game! To bad not statewide link.

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Response to AnnaLee (Reply #2)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 12:08 PM

14. There was a sequence indicator

And mine was all filled in and the message was Congratulations your ballot has been counted.

I did use the King County.Gov / elections addy

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Response to AnnaLee (Reply #2)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 12:21 PM

15. I Used a Local Drop Box in CA

I checked a few days later and got this Email

"This is a message from ________ County Elections. Your ballot for the 2020 General Election was received and will be counted. Thank you for voting!"

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-track-your-absentee-ballot-by-state

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Response to Wawannabe (Original post)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 11:40 AM

3. Congrats! Got mine the other day, too...



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Response to Wawannabe (Original post)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 11:41 AM

4. Woo hoo!

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Response to Wawannabe (Original post)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 11:41 AM

5. Superb!

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Response to Wawannabe (Original post)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 11:45 AM

7. Yes, mine too. I dropped it in the ballot drop box

on Wednesday afternoon, and found out it was accepted yesterday. Straight Democratic ticket, Blue Tsunami, here we come!

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Response to Wawannabe (Original post)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 11:46 AM

8. I also received a confirmation

that my ballot was received in Pennsylvania. I voted all blue!

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Response to Wawannabe (Original post)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 11:59 AM

11. Maryland. Status of Ballot: Accepted.

One more vote for Joe & Kamala!

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Response to Wawannabe (Original post)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 12:00 PM

12. Every jurisdiction should have this capability.

Facilitating voting should be a priority.

Early voting.
Remote voting.
Verification of acceptance of ballot.
Ease of resolution of any error hindering ballot acceptance.
Ease of voter registration.

All associated paperwork should be very simple. Optimally, the need to rely on moving paper from one point to another should be securely overcome - it's so antiquated.

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Response to Wawannabe (Original post)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 12:01 PM

13. Congrats

Dropped mine in the ballot box in PA and it was listed as received and vote recorded the next day. Voted for Biden, Shapiro, Dean and all the Democrats.

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