Absentee Ballots Available In Dover For Presidential Election
Stay at home orders have been lifted in Dover, but there are still a lot of people who are not comfortable going out right now. Until we have a vaccine, getting Covid-19 is still a real possibility. People at higher risk with pre-existing medical conditions, as well as the elderly, are still trying to stay home as much as possible.
With presidential elections coming, there has been much debate about mail in ballots. NY Times says there is much partisan debate over the issue.
That debate has been settled in Dover. The City of Dover posted on their facebook page that they will allow mail in ballots. They say that ballots are available for the September 2020 primary and November 2020 general elections for people who don't want to travel in person due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
Reuters reports that the President is not happy about mail in voting saying that it could tamper with the election.
I've always found this interesting because we file taxes online which contains our most personal information, including our social security numbers, and the census report was all done by mail or online as well. Plus, the lottery, like Powerball and Megamilions, seems to stay pretty secure for the most part.
The Washington Post reports that state officials who have mail in voting have spent years perfecting this, finding qualified vendors to print ballots and envelopes, and partnering with the US Postal Service.
So, If you can't make it out or are worried about taking the risk with Covid-19, just give the City Clerk's office a call at 603-516-6018!