The process of Voting in Person the Old-Fashioned Way takes 5 steps when you are at in person polling place.  These steps are as follows:

  1. show up at the polling location with your VBM received in your home delivered by the USPS mail worker,
  2. Surrender the VBM to the poll worker and ask the poll worker to mark surrender in all facets of the VBM ballot.  Ask the poll worker to mark and deface all the bar codes in the envelopes as well as all the facets of the ballots.
  3. Once when they agree to accept your surrendered ballot, and as you see them deface the VBM, simultaneously request an old fashion on -demand paper ballot
  4. Fill-in the boxes for your candidate selection in a private booth and then
  5. Place your ballot yourself in the secured ballot box which in Ventura is aqua color.

Preferable method of voting per citizen Steve Totten

Even though the California Secretary of State has claimed that this election is a vote by mail only election, IT IS NOT a vote by mil election.  You as a voter can Vote in Person in an ON_DEMAND PAPER BALLOT, the OLD-FASHIONED WAY.

Yes, there are six different ways to cast your ballot:

  1. Vote by remote accessible vote by mail (RAVBM)(https://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/voting-resources/remote-accessible-vote-mail), used to be for people with disabilities and the military now is available to everyone.
  2. vote by mail through the post office (UPSP);
  3. vote by mail utilizing the drop boxes; depending on the city you can have various drop boxes
  4. Vote by mail taking your VBM to a polling site and depositing this VBM is a VBM yellow colored bag.  This is not considered voting in person
  5. vote in person utilizing the computer touch-on screen to cast your ballot.  I do NOT recommend this option in VC, and
  6. vote in person utilizing an old-fashioned on-demand paper ballot method. 

(The 6 items above are from less secure way to the most secured way to vote at this time.  1 = most vulnerable; 6=most secured at this time).

The most unsecured way to vote is vote by remote accessible vote (#1), the “vote by mail” (#2-4) or using any of the equipment in the modern voting systems equipment in our VC Registrar of Voters (#5).

The Mail-in ballots (VBM) are the ballots most vulnerable to being altered, stolen, or forged. Mail-in ballots also have a higher rejection rate than votes cast in person. Ballets are rejected when a voter doesn’t provide all of the information required with an VBM ballot—this can occur because there is no election official in people’s homes to answer their questions. At polling places, by contrast, election officials can try to remedy any problems a voter encounters and can be fixed at the moment that arise with the citizen voting in front of the official.

In the 2016 election, almost 130 million Americans voted. Does anyone really think the Postal Service will be able to suddenly handle 260 million pieces of additional mail—that is, the ballots being mailed out by election officials, and then mailed back by voters?  This information was obtained through the Heritage Foundation’s website.

The other method of voting is in-person utilizing the computer screen.  I do not recommend this option.  If that is the only option in your county then you would have to use this electronic system better than the VBM delivered to your home.  When ‘voting in person’ the voter will surrender their ‘vote by mail’ ballot to the poll worker, who will then give you a voting slip to vote via the machine.  Once you have voted the machine will produce a ballot with your choices clearly visible.  The voter will then take this ballot and drop it in the Secured ballot box in the presence of the poll worker official.  The problem with this method of voting is that the tabulators (the machine that counts the votes), reads the QR code that is on your ballot, and not the written portion that shows you who you voted for.  The software in the tabulators that reads the QR code is proprietary; meaning the State and registrar of voters’ office does not have access to this information and does not get to see what is on the QR CODE only the vendors have access to decipher this code / the software for counting the choices you picked only can be verified by the vendor.  This lends itself to possible voter manipulation by the software company or anyone that might have access to this software that forms the QR CODE. 

The remaining voting method is the old-fashioned way (#6) the most secured at this time.

The process of Voting in Person the Old-Fashioned Way takes 5 steps when you are at in person polling place.  These steps are as follows:

  1. show up at the polling location with your VBM received in your home delivered by the USPS mail worker,
  2. Surrender the VBM to the poll worker and ask the poll worker to mark surrender in all facets of the VBM ballot.  Ask the poll worker to mark and deface all the bar codes in the envelopes as well as all the facets of the ballots.
  3. Once when they agree to accept your surrendered ballot, and as you see them deface the VBM, simultaneously request an old fashion on -demand paper ballot
  4. Fill-in the boxes for your candidate selection in a private booth and then
  5. Place your ballot yourself in the secured ballot box which in Ventura is aqua color.

Make sure you don’t fold the old-fashion on-demand paper ballot when introducing your ballot in the aqua color secured ballot box.  You want to avoid doing any creases to the paper ballot.

Now, we can tell you that you nave casted your ballot.  All these old fashion on-demand paper ballots are transported to the processing area.  The ballot will go in VC to the Registrar of Voters in the Elections Division at the Government Center located at the Administration Building 800 South Victoria Avenue in the City of Ventura, California.  Once they get to the offices they are physically counted and then transferred to an area to be scanned into the tabulators.  If the ballot is rejected by the tabulators it will go to manual adjudication and ballot is remade if necessary.  If all things go well and tabulators accept the scanned ballot…

Then, we can say that YOUR OLD FASHIONED PAPER BALLOT IS COUNTED. 
YOUR VOTE THEN HAS BEEN COUNTED.

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