How Mail-in Balloting Works

counting ballots

Mail-in Balloting: the issues

How does mail-in balloting work? This issue has been discussed widely in public media recently. Some claim it’s invalid, or subject to corruption. Some say it’s unsafe, or even undemocratic. Of course, Oregon has used this voting procedure for many years. The LWV strongly supports voting rights for all- it’s the foundation of our organization.

There has been a lot written on these questions (not including news media):

The Brookings Institute

National Geographic (for a historical perspective)

from the US Postal Service

the ACLU

MIT Election Lab

National Conference of State Legislatures

Mail-in Balloting: How it Works

Here in Oregon, voters have become used to this process. Below is a video prepared by Wasco County that illustrates how this process works.

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