Why I Voted in Person

My wristband!  Photo taken by and the property of FourWalls.
@FourWalls (28375)
Louisville, Kentucky
October 17, 2020 11:02am CST
After reading @TheSojourner ‘s discussion about dropping her ballot off I thought I’d explain why I went the more traditional route. Stubborn? Old-fashioned? Too set in my ways? Are those the reasons I trudged through the Kentucky Expo Center on Tuesday to vote in person? No. I voted in person because I don’t trust the Post Office. And as if by magic, confirmation of my worries popped up in the news on Thursday. A postal employee was fired after he/she dumped over a hundred absentee ballots into a garbage dumpster. He/she is “probably” (read: definitely is) facing federal charges for tampering with the mail. Here’s the scenario: Smith and Jones are running against each other. Postal employee sees a large majority of Smith yard signs on his route, but he’s supporting Jones. So, he ditches the ballots so Smith’s votes don’t get counted. THAT is why I voted in person. My vote has been entered and counted. And I know that. I saw the machine accept it with my own four eyes. Paranoid? Maybe. But I don’t have to worry. WDRB Louisville news report about the incident:
https://www.wdrb.com/news/postal-employee-fired-federal-charges-possible-after-absentee-ballots-dumped-in-jeffersontown/article_8af4b176-0fbb-11eb-8e80-a779be3d25da.html
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@GardenGerty (126759)
• United States
17 Oct
For those who are able, it is a good choice.
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@Corbin5 (206261)
• United States
17 Oct
We have always voted in person and will continue to do so. We do not trust the post office.
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@CarolDM (98065)
• United States
17 Oct
I don't trust anyone anywhere these days. Early voting here next week in person.
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@Dena91 (8740)
• United States
17 Oct
I will only vote in person. That's how I have since I was 18. It has worked fine all these years for me. Like you I do not trust other means of voting.
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@myklj999 (49019)
• United States
17 Oct
I made sure my carrier was not a Dump supporter
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@NJChicaa (90221)
• United States
17 Oct
In NJ you would have to fill out a paper ballot even if you went to the election sites on Nov 3. that's why I mailed mine in. At least it will get counted. Otherwise it would have been considered an absentee ballot.
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@FourWalls (28375)
• Louisville, Kentucky
17 Oct
We only have paper ballots here, too. We (the voters) feed it into a machine, which accepts it or rejects it in front of us.
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@Dena91 (8740)
• United States
17 Oct
@FourWalls Same here in NC.
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@TheSojourner (32903)
• United States
18 Oct
We don't have any other option other than mailing it in or dropping it in the election boxes. Otherwise, I would be going in and casting it face to face. Thank you for the mention!
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@RebeccasFarm (11200)
• Denver, Colorado
18 Oct
I am with you 100% on this
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@LindaOHio (48949)
• United States
18 Oct
My ballot is in the mail. I'm hoping for the best.
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@wolfgirl569 (34255)
• Marion, Ohio
18 Oct
We plan to vote early in person soon.
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@JudyEv (223548)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Oct
It certainly sounds the safest way to make sure your vote counts.
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@amadeo (114115)
• United States
17 Oct
It is going to get worse.OUr vote also been counted.But do not trust the medium out there.I have a very bad feeling on this election
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@DocAndersen (28849)
• United States
17 Oct
i hope you are wrong. I don't know either way, but hope truly you are wrong. However i support your opinion.
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@marlina (110160)
• Canada
17 Oct
I would vote in person also
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@Susan2015 (32375)
• United States
17 Oct
We used to vote in person. My husband can't stand in line long and I work out of town so we get the absentee ballots. Ours were mailed in this year. There is a way to check online to make sure our votes were counted for the township and county we are in. But it's true that there is a lot more fraud out there now even if people try to deny it.
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@DianneN (198365)
• United States
17 Oct
I've always voted in person, but now that I am a registered voter of Florida living in Connecticut at this time of year, I have no choice. Our mail-in ballots have been received and verified.
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