A letter to the editor—
I JUST VOTED BY MAIL in the town election! Easy-peasy.
I'm convinced ample security measures were taken, and I plan to vote by mail in upcoming elections. As I understand it, the signed envelope-within-a-mailing-envelope is stored in the town vault until election day on June 30. Then it is opened and run through a machine to be counted. If there are any questions, such as whether I'm a legal voter, or place of residence -- there's a paper trail with my signature and address on the bar-coded envelope -- but NOT on the ballot, which looks the same as the ones used at the polls. And — if I need some last minute deliberation, I can take as much time as I want without feeling I'm holding up the line, or catching Covid cooties.
Our town clerk has done a great job of publicizing all the information needed to vote by mail — thanks, Laura. The only hiccup — the envelope weighed slightly more than one ounce, so I had to use two postcard stamps (70 cents). Well worth it.