In the last national election in 2016 we were living in California to attend the ministry training school at Bethel Church in Redding. We still maintained our home in Minnesota as our personal residence and as such were considered Minnesota residents. To vote in the 2016 elections we requested absentee voter applications from Minnesota. This year I fully intend to again vote in person.
For the past several months there has been a debate going on about Vote By Mail. The question seems to be, is voting by mail safe and will your vote get counted? Also, is there a difference in how Vote By Mail and Absentee voting works?
The U.S. Postal Service is warning states coast to coast that it cannot guarantee all ballots cast by mail for the November election will arrive in time to be counted, even if mailed by state deadlines, raising the possibility that millions of voters could be disenfranchised.Read the full story HERE from August 14, 2020
Here is a July 28, 2020 news story from The Daily Signal that talks about why Mail-In Voting is a Bad Idea even during this COVID-19 Pandemic.
Here is another story from The Heritage Foundation with links to news of recent local and state elections that used Mail-In ballots. “Mail-in ballots are the ballots most vulnerable to being altered, stolen, or forged.”
Some people are posting stories about how the final count of ballots may not happen until too late, after the Presidential Inauguration Day on January 20, 2021. They are saying that without this happening that Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi could become President. This USA Today news story tells us that this could not happen.
My wife Leslie and I both voted in person for the August 11th primary. Leslie is an Election Judge so she may need to complete a 2020 Minnesota Absentee Ballot Application to vote this time. She needs to do this because she will probably work at a different site on November 3rd. Here is a link to 2020 Minnesota Absentee Ballot Application in you need one for yourself.
Leave a comment below and let me know if you plan to vote in person or via Mail-in ballot this year.