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PDF Document Quick Start Guide: Absentee Voting and Vote by Mail
Posted on May 13, 2010

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Provides information about preparing and mailing absentee ballots. It includes suggestions for keeping a calendar of important dates for voter registration, printing, delivery and mailing ballots to military/overseas and absentee voters. Suggestions are provided on how to determine the number of ballots to print, reviewing outgoing and incoming ballot envelopes, and developing policies and procedures about processing ballots received. Additional tips are provided about tabulations, storage and security of absentee ballots, voter education efforts related to absentee voting and vote-by-mail.




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