Welcome to DU! The truly grassroots left-of-center political community where regular people, not algorithms, drive the discussions and set the standards. Join the community: Create a free account Support DU (and get rid of ads!): Become a Star Member All Forums Issue Forums Culture Forums Alliance Forums Region Forums Support Forums Help & Search
16 replies = new reply since forum marked as read
Highlight: NoneDon't highlight anything 5 newestHighlight 5 most recent replies

Mz Pip

(27,346 posts)
3. Primary election ballots
Tue May 10, 2022, 06:36 AM
May 2022

CA primary is in a few weeks. I think these were ballots for the primary, no old completed ballots. New ballots are being sent for those whose ballots were in that box.


(38,221 posts)
6. Yeah, the fact is---they want us dead.
Tue May 10, 2022, 06:55 AM
May 2022

Whenever I notice one I keep this in mind.

Also they are incredibly dishonest.

Liberal In Texas

(13,307 posts)
9. My son lives there. He said EVERYBODY gets sent mail-in ballots
Tue May 10, 2022, 08:34 AM
May 2022

and voters can choose to use them or vote in-person.


(2,235 posts)
10. Yes to all registered voters, since last year's AB-37 permanently extended the pandemic provisions.
Tue May 10, 2022, 09:25 AM
May 2022

Point being that the OP was thinking they were from the last election when they are for the upcoming primary.


(8,546 posts)
11. Ballots are everywhere at the moment
Tue May 10, 2022, 09:28 AM
May 2022

Because of Covid, changes in address, family, etc., we get like eight ballots in the mail for every minor election. It's lovely. Just giant packets of paper clogging us up.

Anyway, tis the season with primaries and local elections, so ballots have been going out for the past week. They're pretty ubiquitous since we're a vote by mail state.

On edit, this story seems like a case of a postal worker either losing them somehow or just not giving a flip. I see it. Seriously, the mail-in ballots are very thick, heavy packets. Everyone gets them, and I can only imagine it's one of USPS workers' least favorite times of year.


(8,546 posts)
14. Oh, absolutely
Tue May 10, 2022, 09:47 AM
May 2022

I just don't see an obvious nerfarious political motive in it. More a question about what was up with the postal worker.

Plus the OP and others don't seem to know we're in the midst of an election.


(24,144 posts)
15. Yes, but Elections Office have a working relationship with a specific Post Office..
Tue May 10, 2022, 10:06 AM
May 2022

When Elections brings ballots to the PO to and from the PO, it's a much different situation that when a business brings in a tray of bulk mail.

Where I live in San Antonio, there is only one Elections Office. They work with only one Post Office. All Elections Mail sent and received goes through this Post Office.

When voters mail their ballots, it will first go through their local zip code Post Office and is routed to the Post Office associated with the Elections Office.

All postal workers are aware when there is an election.

This is not good. Sorry.


(24,144 posts)
12. Yikes!
Tue May 10, 2022, 09:40 AM
May 2022
Early signs indicate that this was an incident of mail theft and not a directed attempt at disrupting the election.

Yes, but..HTF did that happen?

Here is the process. Something went wrong!

1. Tray is filled at the Register's Office
2. Register's Office carries tray to the Post Office
3. Post Office processes and mails the ballots

So did someone from the Register's Office discard the tray?
Did a Post Office employee discard the tray?

Not good!
Latest Discussions»General Discussion»Woman finds a box of mail...