What was the writer thinking with that letter about paper ballots? We don't need any more election laws.
A Gila County voter is given a choice to fill out [paper] ballott home and drop it in the mail during the early voting period preceding the election, or go to polling place on election day and do the same thing in a little booth.The mail-in ballot is fed through a counting machine by the Election Board on election eve. The one created at the polling place isounted right there. In both cases the ballot isutomatically deposited in a bin that secretly houses all ballots cast. The ballots are cared for like they are gold, and they are readily available for recounts if needed.
If you want to see the process in action, volunteer to be a poll worker, or visit the county courthouse in Globe election night.
Ted Thayer, Wheatfields