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Voting by mail has many potential upsides

| May 15, 2020 9:31 AM

To the editor:

Voting by mail should replace voting at the polls entirely.

The two institutions in daily life that can definitely be trusted are the county elections offices and the United States Postal Service. The money saved by eliminating the need for poll workers could be used to offer free postage on the envelopes used to vote by mail.

The person voting would also have more time to consider what they are voting for and would not be limited by the hours of the polling place. It would also prevent unwanted entry to schools and churches from anyone planning to harm others.

In addition, a voter would not be harassed by someone trying to place unsolicited campaign literature into his or her hands.

The additional revenue would boost the U.S. Postal Service and perhaps keep it afloat until we as a country are able to vote online.

Voting by mail would solve the registered voter problem and guarantee safe passage of the ballots to county elections officials.

Joe Bialek

Cleveland, Ohio