Palo Alto sees more than 14,000 early-bird voters
Original post made on Nov 6, 2012
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on Nov 6, 2012 at 11:29 am
Dave Price from the Daily Post has written numerous times over the years that voting early is not wise. Citizens may not have all information needed regarding every vote that is cast.
An example of it happened during the last primary election, when one candidate removed his name from the ballot in East Palo Alto. People that voted for him early were out of luck.
Dave Price gave excellent advice, by repeatedly calling for local voters to wait until Election Day to vote. Ballots could be received by mail in advance, filled out and dropped off to any polling place, on Election Day. It's easy and convenient.
The Daily Post's suggestion about NOT voting early (unless it is an emergency, or for some other important reason) is wise. I'm glad I heeded what he said, and encourage others to give this thought too, for future elections.
on Nov 6, 2012 at 11:48 am
"Signatures are used to verify the voter's identity. If signatures do not match, the ballot will not be counted," the registrar stated in a press release.
And do you find out your vote has been rejected? Seems a bit hit'n'miss if you can send your vote in but don't know if it will be counted.
on Nov 6, 2012 at 12:38 pm
To find out if your ballot has been counted, you can go to the county's web site and click on "track vote by mail ballot." Here's the link: Web Link