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Re: [RC] AERC voting ballots - Barbara McCrary

I guess none of our ballots over several decades have counted, then, because being the thrifty person I am, I have always mailed two ballots back in one envelope.  I'm acutely disappointed...and wish we had been clearly informed of this policy.  I cannot believe we were supposed to know or assume that two ballots had to mailed back in two separate envelopes.
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Sent: Monday, November 24, 2008 12:12 PM
Subject: Re: [RC] AERC voting ballots

<<I gladly "waste" a stamp to ensure that ballots are individual and private, even when my husband asks me to fill his out for him. >>
Fine...and I would too, *IF* I knew that doing so was a requirement for them to be counted.  But as far as I can tell, it's not ever been posted that ballots must be mailed back separately.  It's not the cost of a 42 cent stamp...it's just convenience...fill out one envelope, stick both ballots in, and mail 'em.  What galls me is that no one has ever bothered to tell people that only ballots mailed back separately will count.

On Mon, Nov 24, 2008 at 2:08 PM, <heidi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
The issue here isn't ballot-box stuffing--it is the implied secrecy of the voting process.  I gladly "waste" a stamp to ensure that ballots are individual and private, even when my husband asks me to fill his out for him.  The integrity of the voting process is worth far more than 42 extra cents to me.  Call me a libertarian...
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Subject: Re: [RC] AERC voting ballots
From: "rides2far@xxxxxxxx" <rides2far@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, November 24, 2008 1:01 pm
To: ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

I can't imagine that any family would bother to waste 3 stamps when one could easily carry the ballots back! I wonder how many family votes have *ever* been tabulated if this is the case.

The ballots are individually numbered so it's obvious someone didn't just photocopy more ballots. I don't see any excuse at all for not counting multiples in one envelope which are obviously family ballots when mailed together. I'm pretty ticked that I haven't had a vote count since ummm 2000 or so. :-/

Angie McGhee
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