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Contra Costa Elections Dept.: “Mail-In Ballots Provide More Security To Elections, Not Less”

by CLAYCORD.com
37 comments

QUESTION: Do you trust mail-in voting?

The following information is from the Contra Costa County Elections Department:

Facts: Mail in ballots provide more security to elections, not less. Election officials use protocols to verify the eligibility and identity of the voter prior to sending the vote by mail ballot. In addition, when the ballot is returned, election officials verify the voter’s signature against the signature in the voter’s registration record. If the election official determines that the voter’s signature does not match, the envelope will not be opened and the ballot will not be counted. The Elections Division will reach out to a voter if their signature is missing or doesn’t match the signature on file so the voter can correct the issue and their ballot can be counted.

37 comments


Barstoolateds February 29, 2024 - 8:33 AM - 8:33 AM

Only if the protocols are followed and audits are allowed, neither of which ever happened, so the fix is in

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Pepe February 29, 2024 - 10:32 AM - 10:32 AM

No way. L A county was sued to clean their voter lists and they had to remove 1.4 million names. If California doesn’t clean up their voter rolls that means they are sending out possibly a million ballots to people and addresses that they should not. Look it up yourself. They are not being truthful as usual.

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Abe February 29, 2024 - 2:26 PM - 2:26 PM

One person,
a proven American citizen,
in person,
one vote,
one day of voting,
on paper,
one count
completed in one day.
KISS

Voting is the least we can do for our Republic.

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Concord donut February 29, 2024 - 8:35 AM - 8:35 AM

Looks
Like a landslide win for Trump this November

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Warm Kitty February 29, 2024 - 8:43 AM - 8:43 AM

It is all rigged, but I vote anyways.

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Sarah Horowitz February 29, 2024 - 1:54 PM - 1:54 PM

The entire election process is rigged thus a pony and circus show. 🎪

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Fed Up February 29, 2024 - 9:05 AM - 9:05 AM

It’s too early for April’s Fool. Who is kidding whom! I’m sure a lot of people watched the election worker in Arizona verifying signatures at like 120 or more per minute.
One weekend, photo ID, extremely limited Absentee.
That’s the REAL solution!

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S February 29, 2024 - 9:07 AM - 9:07 AM

listened to a radio talk show other day…. a “caller”; so I can’t say if truthful or not, said they worked at a center counting mail in ballots and there was no signature verification happening; cause it takes too long…..

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Bob February 29, 2024 - 9:50 AM - 9:50 AM

There is no logical way they could go about the verification process they claim to do as fast as they do.

They grossly underestimated Trump in 2016 and decided to save the money/resources required for “business as usual”.

Likely the last non-Democrat president we’ll ever see

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Atticus Thraxx February 29, 2024 - 5:51 PM - 5:51 PM

People who call into talk radio shows may not be a reliable source of information. In my experience anyway.

idiots everywhere February 29, 2024 - 9:19 AM - 9:19 AM

Does a mail in ballot insure no one from my union or church came over to my house to make sure I filled it out?
Does it verify that my spouse or kids stand over me while I filled out my ballot. I think these are not common by any means but I prefer in person voting on election day.

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Mac N Cheese February 29, 2024 - 9:22 AM - 9:22 AM

If safe and fair elections is what Dems really want then the wouldn’t stand In the way of voter ID laws. They wouldn’t want non-citzens voting and they would acknowledge that mail in voting is not safe and secure. People should be required to show up at a polling center, present ID and be able to fill out a ballot. I’m sure that there are instances where the elderly, disabled or active duty members need to be able to vote by mail but ONLY those people deserve to vote by mail. When they do vote by mail, their votes need to be especially scrutinized to make sure the person voting is cognizant. Their vote should be their own and not their caregivers! I have no hope for free and fair elections as long as voters are going to keep burying their heads In the sand.

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Just Saying February 29, 2024 - 9:23 AM - 9:23 AM

They still send ballots to my house for someone that has not lived here for 10 years and she says she has tried to update her voter registration three times. And the last time I mailed my wife’s ballot it was without her signature ( she was out of town) and nobody ever contacted us.

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R February 29, 2024 - 9:30 AM - 9:30 AM

No assurance that voter rolls are purged of deaths or people who have moved. No evidence of citizenship required for various “auto-registration” mechanisms. Nothing prevents voting by mail and again in-person. Go to elder care facilities and “help” dozens of senile people vote. Without some single-token verification, there is significant possibility of fraud. Mail-in voting is not yet as secure as in-person poll locations.

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MovingOutOfCA February 29, 2024 - 11:06 AM - 11:06 AM

They sent my deceased mothers for years, and if I was a cheater, it would have been easy to just fill it out and send it in. Yes, i did try to let them know year after year.

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not a player February 29, 2024 - 9:40 AM - 9:40 AM

voting is a scam no matter what side, or who it’s for, been corrupt for years

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bdml February 29, 2024 - 10:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Mail in ballots are not safe or secure that is exactly why the Dems are pushing so hard for them. Voter ID & in person for all but the elderly or people abroad

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BOOYAH! February 29, 2024 - 10:33 AM - 10:33 AM

Never been more disillusioned about an election in my life. All discussions are about how easy it is to vote – not ONE WORD about one vote/person or what consequences will be if you vote more than once. INFURIATING!! Seriously considering voting more than once to see what happens …

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THE BLACK KNIGHT February 29, 2024 - 1:43 PM - 1:43 PM

BOOYAH!,
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The “one person, one vote” rule created by the U.S. Supreme Court (Warren Court) in the 1960s, has absolutely nothing to do with the number of times an individual votes in an election, it has to do with the Court mandating near/close to equal in population districts for State Legislatures and for the U.S. House of Representatives, within individual states.
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These rulings from the activist Warren Court should be reversed on decision or by Constitutional Amendment. We’d be far better represented if we returned to the “little federalism” model of apportionment in the State Legislatures, where districts were drawn on/within the existing geographical boundaries of the counties within each state. Each county would be equally represented in the upper house of the State Legislatures, and represented by population in the lower house of the State Legislatures. The number of seats in the lower house would be a minimum of one seat per county, the total number of seats would be adjusted up or down after each census depending on the increase or decline in the population of a state, and any gerrymandering of districts would be limited within the boundaries of the individual counties. When it comes to districts in the U.S. House of Representatives they should be strictly drawn on county, parish (Louisiana), and borough (Alaska) lines and city/town/village lines.
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As an example of the number of seats in the State Legislatures, the State of California has a population of about 39 million, with 40 seats in the upper house and 80 seats in the lower house, while the State of New Hampshire has a population of about 1.4 million with 25 seats in the upper house and 400 seats in the lower house.
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The Supreme Court came to the conclusion that smaller population districts within a state were over represented and larger population districts were underrepresented, but they instead created a system where counties and/or cities within near/close to equal population districts within individual states can and are underrepresented or overrepresented, because a state might have multiple counties and cities of close/near equal population, where some are drawn into single districts and others are divided into multiple districts, therby creating overrepresented districts and underrepresented districts. They shifted the political power in states towards high-population regional, urban, and suburban centers.
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I heard a constitutional law professor from UC Davis speak in Walnut Creek 10-15 years ago, where he said “It’s unconstitutional to have equal representation of the states in the US Senate, but it won’t change, because it’s in the Constitution.”

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Badge1104 February 29, 2024 - 10:59 AM - 10:59 AM

I still think showing up at the polling place, showing your ID and then voting is the best, most secure way. There’s other places in America where these ballot harvesting and then mailing in looked very suspicious.
Bit, I do have to give it to Contra Costa County: when my spouse sent my ballot in – with my permission- and signed my name, they caught that. They contacted me to make sure that it was my signature & ballot. So Contra Costa is honest.

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Concord Man February 29, 2024 - 11:18 AM - 11:18 AM

I know someone directly in Concord that received 4 separate ballots with different spellings of their name. Nothing to worry about with these secure and fair elections though right?

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sancho panza February 29, 2024 - 11:23 AM - 11:23 AM

Contra Costa Elections Dept.: “Mail-In Ballots Provide More Security To Elections, Not Less”—I have never heard more bureaucratese ‘doublespeak’…give me a break…I still have plenty of brain neurons firing! Voting is a mere illusion for the populace—I dare say…

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Hayden Barsotti February 29, 2024 - 11:23 AM - 11:23 AM

One day only voting and showing a valid ID can result in a cleaner election.

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Exit 12A February 29, 2024 - 11:38 AM - 11:38 AM

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I dont trust the validity of all voters being US citizens so it doesnt matter whether ballots are mailed in or not.
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Democrats have corrupted the election process. Valid identification and US citizenship need to be verified.
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DEPORT ALL ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS. They’re not supposed to be here.
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Original G February 29, 2024 - 12:44 PM - 12:44 PM

I trust voter ID and the finger dipped in ink after you’ve voted.

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Concord Resident February 29, 2024 - 12:58 PM - 12:58 PM

Let’s try and address all these issues one at time and have a civil conversation.

1. Badge1104 said mail in signature matching worked. So there’s one out the window.
2. “I got two ballots” or “I’m going to vote by mail and then in person” – There are plenty of articles of people on both sides of the aisle who had tried that in the last 4-8 years, they’ve been caught, fined and sent to jail. The main issue is that we have a need to have results on Nov. 5 and if we don’t have results on that day or the next morning, people scream “it’s rigged” Whether you vote by mail or in person, there’s a way to ID you, something will pick up the double vote. Also if someone finds your ballot and sends it in, you’ll get an email or text that you voted. If you know you didn’t mail it in or get two alerts you can tell the elections people.
3. “Older people who aren’t all there should be allowed to vote.” How is this different than the people who only vote down party lines? MAGABill and most of you here aren’t voting for a single Dem.
4. “All these non-citizens shouldn’t be allowed to vote” Again, how are the registering to vote if they are non-citizens? https://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/voting-resources/voting-california/who-can-vote-california It take 18 months to 2 years to become a citizen: https://www.immigrationhelp.org/learning-center/u-s-citizenship-processing-times You all have all that time to convince them they chose the right country but then again you want them all deported.
5. “I heard a caller on a radio station or saw a guy on TV talk about all the improprieties.” – Yep because radio stations are screening all callers BABABOOEY!!!!
6. “They need to audit more” The votes are audited and counted over and over. That’s why we wait until Jan. 6 or a similar date to make it official. Again, we are in such a rush for results that if any of the purple states announced they wouldn’t announce a decision until a week after the election, we’d all scream “THE FIX IS IN”

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Atticus Thraxx February 29, 2024 - 5:47 PM - 5:47 PM

You got my like. A mixed blessIng at best. 😁

bdml February 29, 2024 - 1:32 PM - 1:32 PM

Funny to see the thumbs down from those that don’t prefer fair & transparent elections just status quo & the “feeling” of being on the right side. Pretty pathetic on their part you know who you are stop hiding like snakes in the grass…

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The Fearless Spectator February 29, 2024 - 1:39 PM - 1:39 PM

Sure; and breathing carbon monoxide is good for you also…………

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Poor Richard February 29, 2024 - 1:49 PM - 1:49 PM

I served on several CCCo Civil Grand Juries in the early 2000s. We had one complaint from Martinez that one apartment received a large number of absentee ballots, so many the box was full and there was a pile on the floor. We asked our District Att. contact to investigate, but he refused, insufficient evidence.
Contacted the Registrar, but he did not do investigations. Nothing happened. No one cares.
After 30 years in Concord, we moved to Florida. Now have voter ID.

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MovingOutOfCA February 29, 2024 - 3:16 PM - 3:16 PM

CA has perfected the fraud.

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FPN February 29, 2024 - 2:19 PM - 2:19 PM

As long as California uses Dominion voting machines we will never have honest elections. Mail in votes are the Democrats guaranteed votes.

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Concord Resident February 29, 2024 - 4:08 PM - 4:08 PM

Yeah Dominion only won two lawsuits but sure it’s not honest.

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The Fearless Spectator March 1, 2024 - 8:01 AM - 8:01 AM

Dominion failed the ballpoint pen test. And no, you can’t blame the ballpoint pen……..

domo February 29, 2024 - 4:03 PM - 4:03 PM

Not to be trusted – there is little if any verification…. bring back voting in person, need to show ID, and as a legal citizen – even still not perfect

whenwilltheylearn February 29, 2024 - 4:17 PM - 4:17 PM

Heres voting security in CC county.When I got my bill from the hospital it had a voter registration form in it.I didnt fill it out,im not a citizen.When I got my next bill it said that since I didnt send in a voter registation form that they are going to mail me a voting ballot,(even though i didnt ask for one and im not a citizen).How many people just go ahead and vote anyway,and multiple times?
I could and should.
Real secure.
This example alone shoots down their secure claim.
Real secure.

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whenwilltheylearn February 29, 2024 - 4:20 PM - 4:20 PM

In other words,EVERY SINGLE COUNTY PATIENT ,many just arrived in the county,wil get a ballot in the mail to vote.Real,real secure.

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