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Absentee voting benefits

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To the Editor;

With all the uncertainty and safety concerns surrounding the coronavirus outbreak, would you consider voting by mail in the July 14 primary election, using an absentee ballot? Imagine the satisfaction of having time to consider the issues, ask and research questions and vote from home.

 

All voters are eligible to vote absentee in Maine. Five states, overseas residents and the U.S. military have been using vote by mail with nearly glitch-free results. The military has used vote by mail successfully since the Civil War. 

 

It gives the post office business and increases voter turnout. You can request your ballot at maine.gov and find contact information for your town clerk. Let your voice be heard with a vote by mail. 

 

Denise Jackson 

Dover-Foxcroft 

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