Saturday, October 23, 2010

Voters get polling place wait times, absentee ballots online in 2010

Want to vote early but not sure how long it will take? Several counties in Florida have wait time estimates at early voting sites located on their websites including Duval, Hillsborough, Miami-Dade, and Pinellas. Early voters in the District of Columbia and Utah can also find out about how long they can expect to wait before voting as well.

For the first time in the country, absentee voters in Maryland have the opportunity to receive their ballots from an online delivery system thanks to a partnership between the Center for American Politics and Citizenship at the University of Maryland and the state board of elections. Voters must complete an absentee ballot application, select the option to have the ballot posted to a secure website, then sign and mail the application. The system “assigns a security number and creates a personalized mailing label with a barcode to ensure only one ballot is counted per person,” according to The Washington Post.
(Electionline.org)
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