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Tue Sep 1, 2020, 07:41 AM

The Best Way to Vote in Every State - An extremely comprehensive guide

https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2020/08/2020-voting-guide.html

By MOLLY OLMSTEAD and MARK JOSEPH STERN
AUG 31, 20206:00 AM

Americans tend to think of voting as something you do on Election Day, a sacred democratic ritual: go to the polls, fill out your ballot in a booth, then wear an “I Voted” sticker to tout your civic virtue. The reality is often messier than that, as we’ve seen every year in the hourslong lines, broken machines, and utter confusion at polling places across the country. In 2020, amid a pandemic, this ritual is not only ineffective—it may also be dangerous.

Our ability to exercise the right to vote is under threat. President Donald Trump has assailed mail-in voting, even though it is safe, secure, and more popular than ever before. He has refused vital funding for the U.S. Postal Service, the agency millions rely on to return their absentee ballots. But even before the Trump administration started messing with the post office, many states had steadily built up obstacles to the franchise. Others, meanwhile, have expanded voting access. Now, in the vast majority of states, there are multiple ways to vote.

This guide is designed to help Americans vote—and make sure their ballots are actually counted. It is written for voters who are understandably worried that their vote might not be counted due to the vagaries of mail delivery and state election laws. And it assumes that voters will prefer to minimize their exposure to other individuals during a pandemic. Our chief goal is to recommend the safest, easiest, most reliable voting options in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. We explain how you can vote absentee, from the safety of your own home, then return your ballot without relying on USPS.

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https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2020/08/2020-voting-guide.html

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Response to swag (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 07:47 AM

1. what we don;t talk enough about are the people needed at the polling stations and those needed to

 

count and verify mail-in ballots. I strongly urge all those who can help start calling their local election officials to become part of THIS process NOW. The fight will utlimatley end up with who is verifying the signatures on EACH mail in ballot.

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Response to beachbumbob (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 07:49 AM

2. This!👆

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #2)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 07:51 AM

4. we have only OURSELVES to blame if we don;t do all we can do. My name is on a list

 

for this election to help out if needed.

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Response to swag (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 07:50 AM

3. K&R Very useful!

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Response to swag (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 08:52 AM

5. We also need poll watchers

The rethugs are planning an election of intimidation. We need our own poll watchers, backed up by lawyers, to make sure people are not turned away.
Inquire with your local or state Democrats to sign up. Unlike poll working, this usually requires a shorter work shift.

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