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Old 10-06-2020, 01:03 PM
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I saw a line of people at the Sumter County building on Pinellas today who looked like they had mail-in ballots in their hands. Can mail-in ballots be dropped off at the county office -- or at the polling station on Nov. 2? Anywhere but the mailbox, please.
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I saw a line of people at the Sumter County building on Pinellas today who looked like they had mail-in ballots in their hands. Can mail-in ballots be dropped off at the county office -- or at the polling station on Nov. 2? Anywhere but the mailbox, please.
Yes, they can be dropped off at the Election Commission office under the copper dome, or at any of the early voting sites. Last time we dropped ours off at Allamanda rec center during early voting.
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I saw a line of people at the Sumter County building on Pinellas today who looked like they had mail-in ballots in their hands. Can mail-in ballots be dropped off at the county office -- or at the polling station on Nov. 2? Anywhere but the mailbox, please.
The internet can be a wealth of information


How to Cast Your Vote-By-Mail Ballot:
You can mail your Voted Ballot so that it is received in the Sumter County Supervisor of Elections Office on or before 7 PM on Election Day; OR

You can turn your Voted Ballot into one of the designated drop off boxes that will be located at each of our Early Voting Sites (this can only be done during Early Voting); OR

You can turn your Voted Ballot into our Wildwood Office, no later than 5 PM on Election Day; OR

You can turn your Voted Ballot into our Bushnell Office, no later than 7 PM on Election Day.
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Once a mail-in is requested online................how fast do you receive it??
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Once a mail-in is requested online................how fast do you receive it??
I am registered for mail in voting. I was notified when it was mailed and I believe it was about three days before it arrived.
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3 days incoming after requesting a mail in ballot...not bad

so our expectations should be no more than 3 days going back

if you're voting by mail, you don't have to wait until Nov 3rd to mail it in...but of course one could

so I'm wondering why some are saying that it will take weeks to tally up all the votes...as I would think that all they have to do once they verify that the individual hasn't voted previously is push it through the machine

oh, they don't have an efficient and accurate way to verify if the person already voted on a large scale...so maybe all this hula isn't about the post office after all

hopefully by the time the 2022 mid term elections come around 'they' will have this all streamlined, as this mixed bag of voting options is going to be the way of the future
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It's an ABSENTEE ballot, not an unsolicited mail-in ballot like the ones being flooded around the country to every household.
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The mail in envelope is not postage free, so don't forget the stamp. Your vote will not count unless it is returned with the proper 1st class postage.
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The mail in envelope is not postage free, so don't forget the stamp. Your vote will not count unless it is returned with the proper 1st class postage.
The mail in ballot I received said “no postage required”. So double-check.
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I saw a line of people at the Sumter County building on Pinellas today who looked like they had mail-in ballots in their hands. Can mail-in ballots be dropped off at the county office -- or at the polling station on Nov. 2? Anywhere but the mailbox, please.
Of course!! Thats been publicized for months and done every year!!
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It's an ABSENTEE ballot, not an unsolicited mail-in ballot like the ones being flooded around the country to every household.
Florida does not have Absentee Ballots it has a vote by mail system. Please refer to Statutes & Constitution
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The Heritage Foundation is a respected conservative think tank that has come out against wide spread vote by mail. It’s Election Fraud Database documents only 1,300 proven instances of vote fraud of any kind, including some cases of absentee ballot fraud. Compared to the tens of millions of votes cast during the period they researched, the number of cases of any type of voter fraud is vanishing small and irrelevant to the outcome of any election. I understand that many want to believe the issue is critical but it is not. Voting by mail is safe and secure, with numerous safeguards built in to detect voter fraud.

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oh, they don't have an efficient and accurate way to verify if the person already voted on a large scale...so maybe all this hula isn't about the post office after all
No sure why you are saying there is not an efficient and accurate way to verify if a person has voted. In a couple of minutes I was able to find out my vote has been received, but not counted.

One can r egister to receive your voting status by going here : State of Florida Voter Lookup | Search

More info about that if you want it:
Election 2020: How to track your mail-in ballot - CNNPolitics
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You stated "if you're voting by mail, you don't have to wait until Nov 3rd to mail it in...but of course one could".

In Florida, vote-by-mail ballots must be received by your elections office before 5pm on November 3rd.
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I saw a line of people at the Sumter County building on Pinellas today who looked like they had mail-in ballots in their hands. Can mail-in ballots be dropped off at the county office -- or at the polling station on Nov. 2? Anywhere but the mailbox, please.
I truly don’t understand the need to mail in your vote. Go to the polls you have early vote from 10/19 to 11/ 2.
I not sure this everyone is so worried.....if you can golf, shopping, go to the squares.....you can vole in person. If you really want to know your vote got counted go to the polls
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It's an ABSENTEE ballot, not an unsolicited mail-in ballot like the ones being flooded around the country to every household.
As someone who lived in Colorado where voting by mail was how it was done, the ballots are solicited. When you register to vote, you are soliciting a ballot to be mailed to you. The only difference between CO and here is we have to ask twice in FL.

We never had any reports of fraud, so please quit listening to the fear mongering.
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