Voting by mail will boost voter participation

Ruben Fields
October 16, 2020

This year voters have several options including drive-through drop-off boxes and voting centers, which county officials have unveiled for the first time this year.

More than two million people have already voted in Florida, roughly twice the 992,584 early votes cast in 2016, CNN reported.

A recent survey by Axios found that four in 10 university students said they planned to protest if Mr Trump wins. She says voters are strongly encouraged to wear a mask.

While mail-in ballots offer campaigns a degree of certainty, allowing them to bank votes, they do lack the protections of voting in person, exposing the voter to potential pressure or intimidation, subjecting the actual ballots to being tampered with, and resulting in a lack of voter-ID requirements.

But not every voter will use their ballot, some will go to the polls to vote in person on a paper provisional ballot.

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As a machine passes, it is sealed and will remain that way until the morning of Election Day.

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Voters are also free to vote in-person at any voting center now through November 3 and the deadline to register to vote was extended to October 23. An article from the National Conference of State Legislatures compiled a list of each state's plans for absentee voting in 2020. Various groups have been trying to convince more young people to serve as poll workers in November. Under state law, voters casting the mail-in ballots must have another adult serve as a witness to their vote.

Other contests to watch locally include the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners race and the state rematch between Sen.

On June 9, problems were reported in almost two dozen counties, the epicenter being Fulton County, where waits of several hours were reported at polling places (most notably at the Park Tavern near Piedmont Park), along with missing voting equipment and inexperienced poll workers. They ignore the key issue in this case, which is that failing to provide notice and the opportunity to cure for absentee voters whose ballots are rejected for signature deficiencies leaves them with absolutely no recourse against erroneous disenfranchisement. "Anyone who can vote in person", he said, "will free up an absentee ballot effectively for those who need it". Thus, a fix weeks before Election Day. Six in 10 said they would shame friends who could vote but choose not to.

"The Inspection Service continues to employ its technical capabilities and specialized personnel to protect the critical infrastructure of our processing and distribution networks, as well as the employees who will be delivering to voters across the country", Spurgeon said. Most were rejected because they were received past the deadline or because the required signature did not match the previous signature on file.

COVID-19 played a role in the large number of absentee ballots cast in the primary.

"My concerns are the more hands that are placed on the ballot, the more risk of something bad happening. You've seen ballots get thrown away, thrown in trash dumpsters", Barnett said.

Early voting will have a different feel this election year amid the pandemic and Clark County says it is making sure voters can safely vote in person or drop off their mail-in ballots.

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