Absentee voting glitch?

August 30, 2010

I was very excited when I read your article about early voting and especially the ability to access absentee ballots on-line and send them in ("Vote early, not often," Editorial, Aug. 29).

I can get out to vote (I work for the Baltimore County Public Schools and we are closed on election day) but I prefer not to. I am 61 years old and have voted in every election since I was old enough. but I would love to be able to vote from my home.

I attempted to access the on-line ballot and it won't pull up. I am fairly computer knowledgeable and it frustrates me so I can only imagine how this is going to put other people off and limit the number folks who use the service. It just seems like another little way to keep some populations from exerting their right to choose elected officials. I emailed the web site and I'll try again later.

Ida Thompson, Glen Arm

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