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1 week 5 days ago - 1 week 5 days ago #47214 by KentE
There's considerable speculation that this (delays and disappearances) of mailed ballots is 'by design'-- voter suppression techniques updated for the age of Covid-19.

It's of course entirely coincidental that Post Office budgets are being slashed just before the most critical time-sensitive mission the Post Office needs to fill: overtime being ruled out, and hours cut.

I imagine if your locale has drop-boxes, there will be issues there, too. (EDIT: i should have said 'may be issues'.) There are no requirements for them in my state, and the decision is county-by-county. My county apparently has none. If I lived in the next county over, one block away, there is one drop box, 21 miles away by car, and likely 2 hours each way by public transportation. (And I can't use that one, since it's specific to the county election office.) Easy access is apparently not a priority, or possibly there is no financial assistance to make it possible.

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1 week 5 days ago #47216 by Isamorph
I might add for those who do vote by mail it would be a good idea to vote and mail their ballots post-haste to avoid the possible slowness of the USPS in processing the mail. Mailing or dropping the ballots off at the local P.O. would be an additional safety measure.
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1 week 5 days ago #47217 by redrotors
If your county / state doesn't have ballot drop boxes (we even have drive up boxes & some areas have arranged with fire houses to have secure ballot boxes - one is particularly cute in that it is housed in an old lever vote machine - I took a young nephew and that voting machine was almost as big a hit as the fire engines) then I would drop ballot at PO in the same zip code as the board of elections / ballot mailing zip if you or family member travels take you that way. Any PO I've been in has a separate slot for "local" mail. Some of the big city ones I've been in cover several zips in "local" slot.
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