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Thu Aug 26, 2021, 04:12 PM

Californians only: have you voted in the recall election??


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Yes, I voted no recall
30 (97%)
Yes, I voted yes recall
0 (0%)
No because I have not found the time
1 (3%)
No because I do not plan to vote
0 (0%)
No because I have not received my ballot yet
0 (0%)
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Reply Californians only: have you voted in the recall election?? (Original post)
ColinC Aug 2021 OP
chowder66 Aug 2021 #1
beaglelover Aug 2021 #2
chowder66 Aug 2021 #3
louslobbs Aug 2021 #5
chowder66 Aug 2021 #8
louslobbs Aug 2021 #12
chowder66 Aug 2021 #14
louslobbs Aug 2021 #19
chowder66 Aug 2021 #20
chia Aug 2021 #4
chowder66 Aug 2021 #9
chia Aug 2021 #13
chowder66 Aug 2021 #15
chia Aug 2021 #17
chowder66 Aug 2021 #18
Retrograde Aug 2021 #7
chowder66 Aug 2021 #10
nilram Aug 2021 #6
Tikki Aug 2021 #11
Demovictory9 Aug 2021 #16

Response to ColinC (Original post)

Thu Aug 26, 2021, 04:17 PM

1. I mailed my ballot in on Aug. 17th and have yet to see an update at ballottrax

that it has been received. Getting stressed. It's never taken this long to get the update.

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Response to chowder66 (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 26, 2021, 04:19 PM

2. I mailed mine in on Wednesday, 8/18. Got a text on 8/19 telling me the USPS had

collected my ballot and got a text on 8/23 that my ballot had been received and counted! Voted no to the recall, of course.

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Response to beaglelover (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 26, 2021, 04:21 PM

3. Thank you for this. Now I'm extra stressed.

This has never happened in the 30+ years I've been voting by mail.

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Response to chowder66 (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 26, 2021, 04:53 PM

5. This happened to me a few years ago. Call the registrars office and make sure your voter

status is not inactive. They never could explain how it happened, but my status had been flagged inactive. The registrar re-activated my voter status and my vote was then counted. Hope this helps. I mailed my NO ballot on Friday 20th and BallotTrax sent me a text on Tuesday 24th saying my ballot was received and my vote was accepted.

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Response to louslobbs (Reply #5)

Thu Aug 26, 2021, 05:09 PM

8. Thanks but my status is active. I called and was told two different things

one; that I can go and vote using a provisional ballot but I could not find anything online about a "returned lost ballot" only one that was never received in the first place so I called back and this person said "No you can't do that". So if they never receive my ballot then I'm basically shit out of luck.

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Response to chowder66 (Reply #8)

Thu Aug 26, 2021, 05:40 PM

12. We need your vote to be counted....could you call

the registrar again tomorrow and get the name of the person you are speaking withÖ.then explain the situation and ask them what you need to do. Tell them you are writing down what they are telling you so you can do exactly what they are advising. Then let us know what steps you are advised to take. We should be able to figure this out so that you donít have to venture out to re-cast your vote in person. Itís a pain, but itís worth the effort. You really should have heard something by now, so itís best we figure it out now. We cannot allow you to be ďshit out of luck.Ē
Worse case, if possible, could you vote in person?

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Response to louslobbs (Reply #12)

Thu Aug 26, 2021, 06:02 PM

14. I'm going to give it another few days and will call again

next week. I also have a contact at the League of Women Voters so I might hit her up.

If I have to go stand in line to vote and risk it, I will.

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Response to chowder66 (Reply #14)

Thu Aug 26, 2021, 06:46 PM

19. I contacted a friend and she sent me this:

Andrea,
A friend just told me they are concerned because their mail ballot has not been received and counted. They mailed it on the 17th of August and all of us who mailed ours later than the 17th, already had ours received and
accepted..........what should they do? The registrar told them to request a provisional ballot...is that right?

If the ballot doesn't show up as received soon, they can apply to receive a new ballot if it is damaged or lost here:

https://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/voting-resources/county-elections-offices

Applications for a new ballot must be received by county officials 7 days before the election, or September 7th.

Hope this helps Chowder.


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Response to louslobbs (Reply #19)

Thu Aug 26, 2021, 06:51 PM

20. Thanks but my understanding is that is only for the inbound ballot and not one that has been

completed and returned.

I could be wrong though I called the Registrar's office yesterday and again today because I couldn't find anything clear on this.
One agent said, go vote on election day using a provisional ballot and the other said No, I can't get another ballot or go vote on a provisional ballot on election day.

I'm going to call again next week and also try my contact at the League of Women's Voters.

Thank you so much for asking. I really, really appreciate that.

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Response to chowder66 (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 26, 2021, 04:45 PM

4. I get my texts direct from the San Diego Registrar, they showed the USPS had my ballot on 8/21,

and that they had received and counted my ballot on 8/24.

Do you have a system in your county where you can sign up with the registrar for text updates?

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Response to chia (Reply #4)

Thu Aug 26, 2021, 05:13 PM

9. Yes and I can also check the sites. It shows when it was sent which doesn't actually

match on all sites. Ballottrax has they sent it on the 8/9/21. Another site says 8/14/21 and another says 8/16/21.
I returned it on 8/17/21 and all of them do not show it being received. I signed up for both text and email. Nothing.
Spoke to two agents at the LA County Registrars office they show it as not being received either.

I hope wherever it is it is found. If not, my vote will not be counted and I'm told there is nothing I can do about that.

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Response to chowder66 (Reply #9)

Thu Aug 26, 2021, 05:49 PM

13. If I was in your situation, I'd walk into the registrar's office and speak with them directly.

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Response to chia (Reply #13)

Thu Aug 26, 2021, 06:03 PM

15. The registrar's office is way too far for me to get to.

I'll keep working on it.

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Response to chowder66 (Reply #15)

Thu Aug 26, 2021, 06:10 PM

17. Oh, sorry to hear that. Best of luck to you, keep us updated!

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Response to chia (Reply #17)

Thu Aug 26, 2021, 06:29 PM

18. Thanks and I will. I appreciate everyone's advice and timeline info.

It's helped me to a) validate my process in trying to get information and b) helped me understand that my ballot really is late.

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Response to chowder66 (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 26, 2021, 05:03 PM

7. This is one reason why we have provisional ballots

I allow a week to ten days for my ballot to get processed. If you don't get a notification (many counties have also had on-line tracking before ballottrax - if yours does, check directly with them) let them know, and ask them what you can do. You may have to cast a provisional ballot on election day if it doesn't show up to be counted.

I was surprised at how quickly mine was processed: mailed it on the 18th, it showed up as "counted" on the 20th. But then we have decent mail service here and a registrar who's on top of things.

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Response to Retrograde (Reply #7)

Thu Aug 26, 2021, 05:16 PM

10. Thanks. I've voted for 30+ years by mail and am now getting conflicting information

from the Co. Reg. Office. One agent said go and fill out a provisional ballot on election day. The other said you can't do that.

I'm getting pissed off. I can't find a thing about what to do if "returned ballots" are lost in the mail.

I'm hoping the status changes but I sure would like to know for sure what my remedy to this is.

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Response to ColinC (Original post)

Thu Aug 26, 2021, 04:59 PM

6. k&r. No longer there, but this is super-important.

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Response to ColinC (Original post)

Thu Aug 26, 2021, 05:19 PM

11. We mailed ours in (3 here) all marked NO :):):)

Our County has a site where you can check on the ballot's' progress.
Our ballots have been received and processed already.

The Tikkis

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Response to ColinC (Original post)

Thu Aug 26, 2021, 06:05 PM

16. No because i am.voting in person when the.voting Center's open

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