Want to know about problems with Voting By Mail?

Yep, that’s what this site is all about.

Here’s a good place to start, if you are looking for a list of problems found with 100% absentee voting systems.

I have been writing about the voting by mail for about 5 years now. Most of the press covering Wasington and Oregon’s voting systems either supports these systems outright, or does not take a critical eye to the vast change our law makers have made without much reason. I started this blog to track as much information as was available, and to share that information with the worldwide web at large.

At one point, I counted up and found over
89 Articles About Why Voting By Mail is a Very Bad Idea.

Now, it’s easily over 100.

Recently I ran for Bremerton City Council. There were less than 800 votes cast in my little district. The night of the election, I was behind, but only by around 25 votes. The next day, and the next, the vote counting continued. It wasn’t until the day of the certification that it was decided officially that I had lost, and the incumbent had won.

The voting by mail process has disenfranchised me, as a voter. It has made the vote counting process horribly slow. It has thrown security concerns out the window, and the convenience that it sells itself on has had many unintended consequences from high numbers of signatures that don’t match, to hundreds if not thousands of votes lost in the mail. Routinely.

But now the system has also screwed up the process of campaigning, and made the counting of elections take weeks, rather than a day or two.

Please feel free to contact me with questions, I am always interested in helping anyone interested in working for voting integrity and against schemes like 100% forced vote-by mail.

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2 Responses

  1. I am a free lance reporter for a bi-weekly paper in dorchester county, Maryland. The issue of absentee ballots has raised its ugly head in this election cycle although it began in 2006 with both gubernatorial candidates endorsing the system because of fears about a new touch screen mechanism. I would like permission to quote you in an article I am writing. Should I reference the name of the blog, your name, an organization, or what? My deadline is tomorrow by 3pm. Hope I hear from you soon.
    Thanks.

  2. All your links are broken. This page needs a serious update.

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