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Around Town: Student's argument for universal vote-by-mail recognized by The New York Times

Original post made on Jun 27, 2020

In the latest Around Town column, news about a local student's editorial that was recently published by The New York Times, a local nonprofit debuting a new name and a student group's lessons on entrepreneurship.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Saturday, June 27, 2020, 7:44 AM

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Posted by Don & Melania vote by mail
a resident of Embarcadero Oaks/Leland

on Jun 27, 2020 at 11:46 am

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Posted by resident
a resident of Midtown
on Jun 27, 2020 at 11:58 am

Banning mail voting is another form of voter suppression. Working people and college students and senior citizens have a hard time voting in person because they can't take time off work or school or transportation to the polling place is difficult. Some states are even closing polling places in districts that tend to vote for certain political parties. Voting by mail makes voting much more fair, which is a fundamental principle of democracy. If the mail system is safe enough for tax refunds and stimulus checks, then surely it is safe enough for voting.

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Posted by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Jun 27, 2020 at 2:39 pm

People should be given a choice. One big problem just noted in the papers is that many dead people have received checks in the mail and the IRS has no way to get the money back. Our systems are so out of date. And our Santa Clara County Primary voting we had - never saw the final results. They just kept drawing out the count to see if the "right" people got enough votes. Never saw the final results. And some person in Santa Clara County voting "misplaced" 3,000 votes which were later found. Sorry - do not trust the system. Too many agendas out there.

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Posted by Absentee Voter
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jun 29, 2020 at 2:23 pm

Every vote should have a choice. Vote by mail, vote in a vote center before election day, or vote by mail on election day. If you received a ballot in the mail and you wish to vote in person, surrender it and you can vote. Otherwise, you can vote a provisional ballot, and it will be counted if you did not vote by mail.

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