Wednesday, May 27, 2020
NorCo Register of Elections Wants YOUR Mail-in Ballot
You can return your mail-in ballot at any time before 8 pm on election day. But just because you can does not mean you should. Getting your ballots in now will make it much easier to count them on election day.
The legislature did change the law to permit the counting to start on election day, but it's going to be tough for staff to juggle that with all the questions coming from the field
Let's say you've changed your mind and decided you'd rather vote at the polls. Too late. Although you will certainly be allowed to vote by provisional ballot, you will be denied an opportunity to vote on the machine. The reason for this denial is to prevent voter fraud. If you were allowed to vote on the machine and then brought a mail-in ballot to Easton, you will have voted twice. To prevent that from happening, anyone who applied for an absentee ballot will be unable to vote at the polls.
In previous years, voters could come into the precinct and vote in person, even if they had previously filled out an absentee ballot. But under the old law, the absentee ballots were sent to each precinct, and the judge could simply void the absentee ballot. That is no longer possible.
Some of you might be undecided or, like me, lazy ass procrastinators. You might think you can just fill out your ballot on election day and drop it off at the polling place.
If you're a last-minute Charlie and you want your vote to count, you'll have to take it to the elections office in Easton by 8 pm on Election Day. .
No-excuse mail-in voting is a recent change made by Pennsylvania's Republican-majority General Assembly. If you distrust this option, you can still vote at your polling place on the ExpressVote XL. If you distrust both voting by mail and the ExpressVote XL, you can vote provisionally and I am sure your vote will count.
If you distrust all three options, you must be Donald Trump.