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Three of us from Indiana Vote By Mail visited Orange County, California on Monday, March 2, 2020 and Denver, Colorado on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 – Super Tuesday – to observe their election processes and see in detail how mailed elections work.
All voters in both counties are mailed ballots a few weeks before Election Day.
Orange County, with its 1.7M voters, makes wide use of ballot drop boxes throughout the jurisdiction.
In the central election office, voters could walk in and register to vote or update their registrations, and vote at the same time.
Ballot envelopes are scanned through high-speed sorters to image voters’ signatures. The signature verification process is done by election workers. Once ballot envelopes are accepted, the ballots are extracted from the envelopes using slitting machines. Ballots are processed all through election season.
On the Monday before Super Tuesday, this is what it was like in a vote center.
In Denver the process was much the same...
With its 500,000 voters, Denver makes use of various drop boxes throughout the county.
This is a vote center on Super Tuesday. Wait…where are the lines?
Denver offers its citizens a mobile voting option throughout election season, to reach as many voters as possible.
Ballots are retrieved and scanned to capture an image of the voter’s signature.
Once signatures are verified, ballot envelopes are prepped for scanning and tabulation
"The Indiana State Association of Letter Carriers fully supports Voting By Mail. The right to vote is one of the most precious rights we have as citizens and Vote by Mail would help make this right easier to do and more available to more citizens. Citizens can feel secure in knowing that the most trusted federal agency would be involved, The United States Postal Service.”
— John Triplett, President
Indiana Association of Letter Carriers
Indiana Vote By Mail
P.O. Box 361164
Indianapolis, Indiana 46236