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Fri Oct 16, 2020, 09:28 PM

By the hundreds, voters are hand-delivering their mail-in ballots to Bexar County's elections office [View all]

Gwendolyn Royster, 62, had every reason to send her ballot through the mail. The disabled Army veteran suffers from lung disease.

Instead, Royster drove downtown Thursday to the Bexar County Elections Department and brought her mail-in ballot with her. Leaning on a cane for support, she hand-delivered it to election officials to make certain her vote for former Vice President Joe Biden would count.

She said President Donald Trump’s comments about starving the U.S. Postal Service of funds to inhibit mail balloting made her distrust voting by mail.

“I was at the hospital yesterday,” Royster said. “I got two shots in the knees for pain, two shots in the shoulders, my left hip. So, no, this is not an easy task. I don’t leave the house, especially during the pandemic because I have underlying medical conditions, and my family is very afraid for me.

“But I want my vote to count,” she said.

Royster was not alone in taking great pains to hand-deliver a ballot meant to travel by mail. In an election season when unprecedented numbers of Bexar County voters have requested mail-in ballots, hundreds of them are making the trek downtown to the elections office every day to deliver their ballots in person.

About 400 did so Tuesday, followed by 250 on both Wednesday and Thursday, said county Elections Administrator Jacque Callanen.



https://www.expressnews.com/news/local/politics/article/I-want-my-vote-to-count-By-the-15651917.php

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