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This isn't news for folks in the five states that don't have in person voting of any kind, but for the newbies voting by mail for the first time, here's some help.

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@BalooUriza

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HOW TO VOTE "BY MAIL"

1. Request a mail-in ballot.

2. Do not mail it.

3. Google / contact your supervisor of elections to see where you can drop off your mail-in ballot. It's usually NOT THE POLLING PLACE. All states allow
this!

Here is what you're accomplishing by doing this:

1. You're not relying on the USPS to get your ballot in on time, so no matter what Trump does, your ballot gets in on time.

2. You don't have to worry about standing in long lines and risking infection. You're just stopping by to drop it off.

3. You still voted and thwarted Trump's attempts to disrupt the election.

This is very important and I would appreciate everyone who sees this to share it on their page.

@rick_777 @BalooUriza Addendum: Some US states do *not* allow this on Election Day itself, but only in advance.

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@naga @rick_777 Well that's fucking delightful, isn't it?

Should mention that most states, particularly the ones that don't have in person voting, do NOT count postmarks, so if it's not there by the deadline (usually 7PM on the last day of the election), you didn't vote.

Most places that have online voter registration also will show you what elections you voted in (but not how you voted, obviously).

@BalooUriza I should mention that this does not apply outside the US. I think UK postal votes can be dropped off at any polling station within the constituency if you think you've left it too late for Royal Mail to get it there on time.

@BalooUriza For extra credit, send an "I voted, pigeonbutt !" note to your evil politician of choice through USPS to give them business which isn't time sensitive!

@BalooUriza https://www.democracydocket.com/2020/08/more-drop-boxes/ keep in mind this isn't fool proof either. For example my governor (who wasnt elected) has been removing drop off boxes and I can't seem to find any locations with them.

@oct2pus I mean, relatively? Even in Oregon it's usually just courthouses and election offices that have dropsites. The only dropsite I know of in Tulsa County is the elections office in the old Safeway north of downtown. You probably will have to go farther than you would if you were voting in person to drop a ballot.

@BalooUriza

WA went all-mail a while ago. You had to pay to vote! Participation fell badly, and eventually they did postage paid, but also more actual ballot boxes.

@vandys Yeah, went vote by mail only not long after did. Washington also skews a lot more conservative and conservative voters tend to not bother if they can't go vote in person.

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