Oregon is the Smartest State in the Union w/ Regards to Elections

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    bobber205

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    Because of the mail in ballots.

    Why hasn't every state adapted this?
     
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    EricNau

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    Everyone in California has the ability to request a mail-in (absentee) ballot.
     
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    thechidz

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    ummm i think colorado also has mail ins. perhaps others as well.
     
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    .Andy

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    The whole of Australia has mail in ballots. Just to gloat :p.
     
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    Not mandatory, however. You can request one if you want or go to the polls.
     
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    Iscariot

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    The polling station for my riding was located in my building. I voted in my pyjamas :3
     
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    I have bee using bail-in ballots for many years (10 at least). Not only is it more convenient, I have plenty of time to read the "voter's pamphlet" while I am actually voting.
     
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    bradl

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    Nebraska has had them for at least 12 - 13 years. I requested one for when I lived in Sydney at the time, and it was sent to me. Instead of sending it back, I dropped it off at the Consulate, which handled the mail back for me.

    I'm sure there are plenty of states handling mail-in ballots. Otherwise the armed forces wouldn't be able to vote.

    BL.
     
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    CalBoy

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    Best pics EVAR. ;):p
    Well some people (like me for example) like to go to vote in person.

    In California the choice is yours. :)
     
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    .Andy

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    This doesn't count because you live in the attic of your town hall. I've seen the way you scale buildings.
     
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    bobber205

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    I think all states should adapt it as it would greatly reduce the effects of intimadating the minorities...
    And I really meant to say the requirement of having to use a mailin ballot. If people are too lazy to vote, then also probably too lazy to request a mail in.
     
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    EricNau

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    Sounds expensive.

    Besides, if they're too lazy to request a mail-in ballot (an extremely easy process, by the way), what makes you think they'll take the time to vote? Or even register? I can't vouch for Oregon, but I think our system in California is perfect the way it is.
     

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