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Confidential vote for measure E?
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by Confidential vote?, Another Pleasanton neighborhood,
on Apr 11, 2011
I just got my ballot over the weekend, and you have to sign the envelope and your name is on it. My neighbor was concerned, so I called the registrar of voters on his behalf. I asked if people could drop their ballot at the registrar of voters, they said no because they will start opening them 11 days before the election day. I said what about people willing to drive their ballots 11 days before the election, can they open the signed/named envelope in front of you after giving proper id (driver's license), but then put their ballot in a box where the rest of the opened ballots are so that no one can see how they voted? They said no.
I do not understand why not. When we vote at a polling place, we first sign to get our ballot but once the ballot is filled, you either drop it inside a box or put it through a scantron (without people finding out how you voted)
Anyone knows why the mail in ballot does not allow the confidential vote?
I know that many people vote absentee and that this is how they do it, but those who prefer the anonymous vote and therefore go to the polls, are not getting that chance with the mail in vote for measure E.