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The Safety of Voting via Mail-In Ballot

By September 2, 2020No Comments
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When it comes to voting, there is usually a debate about the safety of casting votes via mail-in ballot. This is especially true this year, with the Coronavirus keeping people indoors, even as the country is beginning to slowly reopen. The personal injury attorneys at Beltz & Beltz would like you to know that it is perfectly safe to cast your vote via mail-in ballot. In fact, Jennifer Beltz and Alexa Scott cast their votes via mail-in ballot.

Additionally, to make sure their votes are counted, Jennifer and Alexa personally take their mail-in ballots to the supervisor of elections office and hand-deliver the ballots.  Did you know you can check the status of your ballot online after dropping it off?  Both Jennifer and Alexa check a day or two later to confirm their votes have not only been received, but also counted.  The ability to oversee the status of their ballots online means Jennifer and Alexa can make sure their vote is counted.

How to Vote via Mail-In Ballot

The first step to voting by mail is to ensure that you are, in fact, registered to vote in your state. If you have not registered to vote, you can do so here. In Florida, make sure you are registered before October 5, 2020.

Currently, Florida is offering mail-in absentee voting for those who wish to cast their vote by mail. This requires voters to request an absentee ballot. It is important to note that if you wish to vote by mail, you should request your absentee ballot as soon as possible, as election administrators are expecting a surge in absentee ballot applications this year as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. 

Once you receive your absentee ballot, be sure to read the instructions thoroughly, mark your ballot with a blue or black ink pen, refold your ballot, place it in the return envelope, and sign the envelope carefully and legibly before you seal it.  You must sign the ballot envelope using your legal signature in order for your vote to be counted!!!

Once you have properly filled out your absentee ballot, like Jennifer and Alexa, you can take your mail-in ballot to the supervisor of elections office. Be sure to drop off your ballot before Election Day in order to ensure it is counted in this year’s election. After dropping off your vote, you can track your ballot online so you can make sure it is actually counted in the election!

Voting via Mail-In Ballot is Perfectly Safe

With the expected influx of absentee mail-in ballots this year, it is important to make sure if you want to maintain social distancing and not stand in line on Election Day you request your absentee ballot sooner rather than later. Despite the constant debate around the safety of voting via mail, it is perfectly safe to cast your vote via mail-in ballot. So safe, in fact, that our own personal injury attorneys, Jennifer Beltz and Alexa Scott cast their vote via absentee ballot.

Whether you are casting your vote via mail or standing in line this Election Day, the most important thing is to make sure your vote is counted. 

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