You may remember that after the November 2008 general election, I wrote an entry talking about how I was considering using absentee balloting all of the time for the foreseeable future. Well, earlier this week I signed up for the Civilian Absentee Ballot program where I’ll receive an absentee ballot for all general elections until I ask for otherwise.
It’s not that I don’t like the whole voting booth experience, it’s that it is very hard (and expensive) for someone who rents in one part of the state to travel to another part of the state to cast a single vote. Plus, add in the fact that I generally have to go to work on Election Day and you get a real problem in terms of traveling logistics. If there is an option available to cast an absentee ballot in place of making the trip and having to juggle a ridiculous schedule, then why not take it?
For those of you who are registered in Morris County and looking to have an absentee ballot sent to you instead of having to go to the polls, feel free to click here to download the very easy to fill out, one page application. I think that the Civilian Absentee Ballot is a great option to get more people voting more consistently.