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Does the Military Count?

An e-mail from the USS Ronald Reagan:

Good Morning Kathryn,

        I just received my ballot on the 4′th of November.  I did mail a

federal write-in ballot two weeks ago, but am not certain that it will

make it there or be counted.  The generic form asks for a Notarized

witness, and the county elections website did not say whether our state

is one that requires a notary or just a witness.  Good luck with that in

the Indian Ocean!  I had a Lieutenant Commander, who the Navy considers

to have notary authority, sign the witness block, but without the

embossed stamp, who knows.  Even though I just got my ballot yesterday,

every junk mailer from those running for office made it to me with weeks

to spare.  As did my primary ballot.

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