Use an existing process requiring a ballot to be requested and a voter signature to be on file to validate. More secure, but still susceptible to fraud when intercepted in the mail and altered or destroyed. At the mercy of USPS timely processing. If you can, drop it off at your polling place in person or with a trusted friend/family member if your state allows.
Mail in Ballots
NOT the same as absentee ballots. Do not have an existing proven system. Most states send ballots to any registered voter without signature validation of the returned ballot. In most states, voter rolls include years worth of dead voters and voters that have moved to another state or are otherwise ineligible to vote. Without signature validation, anyone could potentially intercept a ballot and vote.
These are the top mail-in voting fraud stories posted by fellow pedes. The original .win link is included. The source and archive link are to the root story from as neutral (or even left) a source as I could find in order to reduce unrelated source biased REEEEEEEEing so that we may enjoy more cognitive dissonance related REEEEEEEing.
Please feel free to contribute corrections or more stories.
(Source) (.win) (Archive) – 1 in 5 Ballots Rejected as Fraud Is Charged in N.J. Mail-In Election
(Source) (.win) (Archive) – 1,071 – A Sampling of Election Fraud Cases from Across the Country
(Source) (.win) (Archive) – Former Philadelphia Judge of Elections Convicted of Conspiring to Violate Civil Rights and Bribery
(Source) (.win) (Archive) – 800 – Four men charged with voter fraud after 800 ballots are discounted in New Jersey special election
(Source) (.win) (Archive) – 846 – Benson: 6,400 Michigan absentee ballots rejected for late arrival
(Source) (.win) (Archive) – 3,000 – Close Results In Paterson Vote Plagued By Fraud Claims; Over 3K Ballots Seemingly Set Aside
(Source) (.win) (Archive) – 18,000 – More than 18K mail ballots weren’t counted in Florida’s presidential primary, analysis finds
(Source) (.win) (Archive) – 8 – West Virginia Mail Carrier Admits To Attempted Election Fraud