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November 05, 2018



In the UK, we have postal voting too. Majority of people vote via post rather than head down to the polling station because of work commitments or generally being busy. If you vote via by post, the ballot come through a week before. It's also free to post back.


I'd apply for that position about teaching college students mail practices! (I do this for free for co-workers who are sadly clueless about the mail.) I was talking with a clerk at my local PO a couple of months ago, and they have a real problem with college students (possibly others) leaving packages for UPS in the USPS boxes--they don't realize there's a different between the two!


I always vote by mail. In the UK the envelopes to post the vote have postage on them. No one is required to actually buy postage. Or I should have written, what Fatimah said!

Jennifer Jones

I live in Oregon where we ONLY have vote by mail. I admit, I really miss the civic camaraderie of the the polling place but since we voted (ha) to have vote by mail, voter turn out has increased tremendously. I mean we have two weeks to sit with our ballot and consider the topics.
When you register you can include your phone number and I get a text that tells me my ballot has been received and then another telling me my vote has been counted!! It's the greatest!! I wish more states would adopt it.

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