While exploring Facebook for news stories, I ran across the following post on the popular fan page “Being Liberal:”
I immediately commented and told him who I was and how to reach me in my capacity as a journalist. He quickly emailed me with the following;
I still have the ballot because i never did fill it out and mail it in. I also don’t have the instruction sheet. So, it is my word against theirs. But, I am sure that if someone looked into this situation, I can’t be the only one who got instructions two weeks later. Why I didn’t save the envelopes and post dates, and the instructions… I have no idea. Of course I wish I would have. So, now all I have is my word and the ballot without any notification of where to write my ID number on it. I wish I had the instruction sheet they sent me two weeks later.
That is all I have to offer, and it probably isn’t enough.
While this is pure speculation, there is a very possibility that it was done on purpose. Be aware and hold on to your ballots for a duration of time before sending them in.
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