Sending Absentee Ballot Applications a total waste of Taxpayer dollars

Before you think I’m against voting by mail, you would be mistaken. I fully support it. What I want to point out is the government waste in SOS Barnett’s plan to mail everyone an ‘application’.

Think about it.

Instead of just simply mailing every registered voter a ballot(s) to begin with, (depending on the election in your district) Barnett’s plan is going to cause all kinds of extra confusion, extra work and extra money and postage.

His application plan does this;

• By sending everyone an application instead of a ballot, you are possibly doubling your postage fees.

• You are possibly doubling your printing costs by mailing an application than a ballot to begin with.

• If just a ballot is sent, this saves county auditors time in processing applications and stuffing ballots to be mailed back.

• No one’s rights are being infringed upon. In fact, I would argue this gives you more rights because it makes the process simpler. If you choose not to use the ballot mailed to you, simply recycle it.

I use this analogy; it would be like Dominoes Pizza sending you a letter asking you if you would like to receive coupons by mail. They don’t do that, for obvious freaking reasons.

By just simply mailing you a ballot(s) to begin with, it gives you an opportunity to make the decision at that moment. No one is forcing you to fill out that ballot. You can either throw it away or vote in person.

Make no mistake, this is about making it as complicated as possible so it encourages voter suppression and the worst part it is wasting our tax dollars. Something the majority party in this state thrives at.

Why do the people in Pierre work so hard to make our lives more difficult?


#1 D@ily Spin on 04.15.20 at 8:15 pm

Voting by mail could increase turnout but invites vote count fraud. It helps cure hiding poll places but count will take days due to antiquated equipment and procedure.

#2 LJL on 04.15.20 at 9:57 pm

If we can do drive thru virus testing, I don’t see why we cant do drive thru voting.

#3 Fear & Loathing in Sioux Falls on 04.15.20 at 10:24 pm

Will Bob be in charge of all of this?

#4 D@ily Spin on 04.16.20 at 10:38 am

Maybe get back to drive-in theaters but must remain in car. Voting, meetings, church services

Thought for the day:
Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get. Tom Hanks would be a good President but he must stop befriending soccer balls

#5 matt johnson on 04.16.20 at 12:02 pm

so we should send ballots to dead people and people who no longer reside at their old address- I am sure none of those ballots would be voted

#6 rufusx on 04.16.20 at 3:38 pm

Doubling the postage fees and doubling the work processing – provides a bit of support for the post office against Repub. threats to kill it, and KEEPS PEOPLE EMPLOYED. When you go off on these rants against “spending” you sound just like a Tea Party Repub. Just sayin’.