The upcoming elections are very concerning to me. I want every registered voter to be able to do so safely and conveniently; by mail, if they desire to. With that being said, I’ve been obsessing about how voting by mail can be accommodated and provide everyone, no matter your political leanings, with the utmost confidence your vote is counted and no one votes illegally. My suggestion is the following;
1. All mail in ballots have a unique voter identifier; you wet your thumb and leave your print on the ballot so it can be verified ONLY IF there is suspicion of fraud.
2. All ballot envelopes are automatically tracked through the mail. The voter either snaps a pic of their envelope or writes down the tracking number. That way you can follow your ballot in transit and confirm it arrived. Amazon can tell you EXACTLY where your package is and how many stops until it arrives. We can do this!
I know there are people more qualified than I working in this issue. But I hope these suggestions are helpful.