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stpalmer Donating Member (111 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-18-08 02:45 PM
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5. I'm worried
My husband and I got our mail-in ballots. They were heavy(and complicated to fill out). The envelope, large and weighty when completed, did not indicate the need for extra postage: It had a small rectangle for postage due. I was pretty sure it was overweight for just one stamp, so I added three. Then I thought some more: What if the postman won't deliver it? The local news reported that democrats were pushing for early and mail-in ballots--maybe the postman was republican? I didn't trust mailing it in, therefore, and went to the county clerk's office. There was an unattended ballot box in the hallway outside of the clerk's office, and I dropped the two ballots in. No one to see, no one to mark it, or number it, or ANYTHING.

What's to stop someone inside from just throwing away my ballot when they empty the box? How do I know my vote will be counted? I live in a city in Colorado that is about 70% Republican, and the person in charge of voting is a republican.

I wish I could be certain my vote counted. I don't feel exhilirated--I feel anxious.
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