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Florida, man. As almost none of you may know, I was a pretty yuge advocate on the other board for voting by mail. What’s not to like? They mail you a ballot, you fill it out, you mail it back to them. You don’t get an “I Voted!” sticker, but who cares? You made up for it in convenience.
The only thing I never liked about vote by mail was the signature requirement. If you don’t sign the outside of the envelope, your vote goes into the trash. If you DO sign, and some half-blind boomer septuagenarian elections volunteer doesn’t think the signature you provided when you registered matches the one on the envelope, your vote doesn’t count. And you’re not even informed of this, it’s just poof, bye bye vote. Hmmmmm maybe this system isn’t all I’ve cracked it up to be?
Cue Florida, man, where there’s always a way to make a bad situation worse. Due to recent changes made by our GOP-controlled legislature, not only are we required to sign the envelope and give up the secrecy of our secret ballot. Now they want our e-mail addresses, home phone numbers AND mobile numbers! All on the envelope where anyone who handles said envelope can access the information. WHAT IN THE ACTUAL FUCK?!?