Which Method of Voting Will Work Best for You
Again, this is not a post on who you should vote for. That is not my business, that is yours. This is strictly an informative post.
It is very strange that not only do we need to research and come to decisions on who we are going to vote for, but what is the most comfortable, safest way for us to vote.
There are 3 options.
1. Mail-in, absentee
2. In Person, early voting
3. In Person, day of
Mail-in Voting. I am not giving up on the USPS. However, I really do not know how this is going to go this year. Something like 33 million people voted by mail in 2016, and we never heard anything about it. My advice would be to contact your local election officials and see if they have a drop-off box for ballots. I would also return the ballot right after you receive it. Get it, Vote it, Mail it. If you would like to know more about how mail in voting works, I put together some information, that takes the mystery out of it, here is the link.
In Person, early voting. As I understand it, not all states have early voting. I live it a state that offers early voting at designated voting sites starting about a month from the election. It is really convenient. They are open on the weekends, typically there is not a line, walk in vote, leave.
In Person, day of. This might be alittle trickier this year compare to previous years. I don't even know what to expect. Poll workers are down, they have been for several years, so the lines will be longer, maybe unless more people vote by mail. I feel like there could be some confusion with people who requested a mail ballot, but didn't send it in. Be prepared to spend some time there.
Tips for voting safely in person.
1. Wear your mask, and bring your sanitizer.
2. Bring a black felt tip pen in case you need to complete a paper ballot.
3. Bring a stylus to use on the touchscreens.
4. Wash your hands as soon as you can after.
It is important for you to plan to vote the way that makes you the most comfortable.
Do not let the fear stop you.
As always, I know I don't have all the answers, but if you have questions, I'm happy to find those answers if I don't know them.