Mail in Voting

Background

I am not one for a lot of noise.

Yet, everywhere one turns these days, it is Election, Mail in Voting, Postal Services.

 

Outline

  1. Eligibility
  2. Register To Vote
  3. Check Registration
    • Are you registered to Vote?
  4. Mail in Ballot
    • Are you eligible for Mail in Ballot
    • Are you registered for Mail in Ballot
  5. Process Ballot
    • Receive Ballot
    • Familiarize Self With Ballot
    • Fill Out Ballot
    • Validate Ballot
    • Mail back Ballot
  6. Track Status

 

Eligibility

Are you eligible to vote?

Here is a credible read:-

Who Can and Can’t Vote in U.S. Elections
Link

Here are the requirements:-

  1. US Citizen
  2. Established Residency in the State
  3. Of Age
    • At least 18 years old

 

Disqualifying:-

  1. Non-citizens, including permanent legal residents
  2. Some people with felony convictions.
    • Rules vary by state.
      • Check with your state elections office about the laws in your state.
  3. Some people who are mentally incapacitated.
    • Rules vary by state.

 

Register To Vote

Each State has its own rules for registering to vote.

State List

To get the list of States and be directed to your State’s web site.

Find My State or Local Election Office Website
Link

State of California

  1. Voter Registration
    Link

 

Check Registration

Please consult your State’s Voter Registration web site to determine whether you are registered to vote.

State – California

Determine Voter Registration Status

To determine whether you are registered to vote in the State of California, please go here.
( https://voterstatus.sos.ca.gov/).

You will be asked to enter the following information:-

  1. First Name
  2. Last Name
  3. California Driver License or ID Number
  4. Social Security Number  ( Last 4 digits )
  5. Date of Birth

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Mail in Ballot

Each State will have its own process for mail in ballot registration.

State – California

2020 – General Election

Because of Covid 19, Governor Gavin Newsom issued Executive Order N-64-20.

Executive Order N-64-20

Link

The Executive Order states that “a vote-by-mail ballot be mailed to each voter prior to the November 3, 2020 in addition to offering in-person voting locations“.

Please make sure that you are registered to vote before hand; as only registered voters will receive a mail in ballot.

 

Process Mail in Ballot

Outline

  1. Receive Ballot
  2. Familiarize Self with Ballot
  3. Fill Out Ballot
  4. Validate Ballot
  5. Mail back Ballot

 

Receive Ballot

Please update your Address if you move.

Periodically check your postal box and hope to receive your voter’s ballot.

Familiarize Self with Ballot

Please familiarize yourself with the Ballot.

 

Fill Out Ballot

Please fill out the ballot.

 

Validate Ballot

Please validate the completed ballot.

 

Mail Back Ballot

Please mail back the Ballot

 

Track Mail Ballot

State – California

Thankfully, California, has a good website for tracking your mail in ballot.

Outline

Here are web tools for tracking your mail in ballot.

  1. ballottrax
    Link

 

ballottrax

Registration

Please visit Link ( https://california.ballottrax.net/voter/ ) to track your mail in ballot.

Once there, please enter the information listed here:-

  1. First Name
  2. Last Name
  3. Date of Birth
  4. Zip Code
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Processing

Please enter your contact preferences:-

  1. Your Choices
    • Email Address
    • Text
    • Voice
Images
Image – Contact Preferences – Initial

Image – Contact Preferences -Email – Opted In

 

Beloved

Please allow yourself plenty of time to judiciously cast a ballot this year.

So many people shed their lives to earn and bestow it.

And, many laid in battles to safeguard same.

In obedience to the spirit of truth, please cherish your privileges and accompany duty.

This year a lot of employers are making several accommodations so that their employees can perform their civic duties.

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