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OC Registrar of Voters News Feed Update: Off and Running (Vote-By-Mail Ballots)

Posted by Newsletter Reprint on April 28, 2012

This came over the wire from the Registrar of Voters’ office on Thursday…

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Off and Running

April 26, 2012 – Today we began the process of inserting vote-by-mail ballots. We will begin to mail these ballots to permanent vote-by-mail voters starting on May 7th. Our printing process started yesterday – a process that will take a little over a week – with a planned printing schedule of 600,000 permanent vote-by-mail ballots. Today we inserted 9,478 ballots (a process that makes the ballot mail ready). Over the next few days we should be close to 50,000 per day.

One Response to “OC Registrar of Voters News Feed Update: Off and Running (Vote-By-Mail Ballots)”

  1. Nguyen said

    It just seems reasonable to question whether the registrar has the ability to accurately verify whether the person sending in the ballot is truly the person who voted that ballot.
    What about recently deceased voters, or mail ballots intercepted from seniors or shut ins? What protections could possibly work to keep those and other ballots from being hijacked if somebody was motivated to do that? It’s just too easy to cheat the system when you don’t have to have a person actually show up at the polls.
    I have personally seen people coming in with a handful of absentee ballots and dropping them into a ballot box without the poll worker verifying the outside authorization signature (yes, I reported it immediately and nothing was done). If this is already happening right here in Orange County, how can a vote by mail process possibly be safe?

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