Orange County to send out Mail-in-Ballots today. But to everyone? Who is minding the store?
There is definitely a time for casting an absentee ballot: ill or immobile voters, travelers, military, etc. EICa recommends voting in person if at all possible.
BUT the only way to ensure INTEGRITY in the election process is to limit voting by mail to those who have no other choice.
|VOTING IN PERSON||VOTING BY MAIL|
|perceived as less convenient deterrent against multiple or fraudulent votes guarantees privacy guarantees vote submitted without alteration assures prompt counting assures ALL voters have access to ALL information before voting fosters the communal aspect of citizens voting together eliminates threat of ballot harvesting BY THE WAY: turn-out increases in ALL demographics when ID is required MANDATORY VOTE BY MAIL: does not increase turnout or save $$ disenfranchises those without mailing address and those who cannot go to ROV office or vote center if ballot does not reach them negatively impacts handicapped voters||“convenient” open to successful multiple registrations and fraudulent votes no guarantee of privacy no guarantee your vote arrives untouched, unaltered, or at all delayed counting; rejection potential often duplicated; original not counted = easy manipulation encourages EARLY voting, i.e., voting before all information is in harvesting danger submitting in person does NOT change the processing disadvantages Remote Access Vote by Mail for non-handicapped or deployed military poses greater risk to secret ballot and ballot manipulation, as well as fraudulent voting|
- Do NOT vote using an envelope unless absolutely necessary
- Strongly oppose any attempt to move California to ALL Vote By Mail elections
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