Vote by mail is how we vote here in this little southwest corner of Washington State.
I collect the vote envelopes out of our mailbox and open mine to check it over. Then I research the candidates and issues, writing information down. The weekend before the election I get all three of us together and we discuss the issues and candidates. Each of us decides how we are going to vote. Occasionally we all agree on the same things or candidates. We mark our ballots, place them in the secrecy envelopes, and sign the outer envelope containing the secrecy envelope and ballot.
I hand deliver all three ballots to the main elections office by 4:30 PM on election day.
I don’t believe that makes me a ballot lady. But it sure sounds as though there is some kind of racket going on down in Hiaheah.
THat method of voting is convenient. IT is also rife for fraud. Anybody who wants to steal an election just needs to watch for homes where families are on vacation, or have moved but haven’t sold yet. They collect the mail for the couple of days that they know the ballots are being mailed. Then they can forge everything.
With apathy so high, it is likely the people they hit will never vote, or notice (more than 2/3rd of people who could vote often fail to in elections).