Maybe I’ve been reading too many voter-fraud conspiracy stories, or maybe it’s just getting harder to trust that things will work like they’re supposed to but I’ll admit I’m just a little squeamish about filling out an absentee ballot and sending it in to my county elections board office. It’s clear millions of Americans will be choosing to vote by mail for this year’s election because of the convenience of requesting filling out and sending out a ballot to be counted and because of concerns about the possibility of contracting the Coronavirus while voting. I have several friends who work now, or have worked in the past for the U.s. Postal Service and I think they have done and continue to do their best to deliver mail where it’s supposed to go on time, but issues at the regional centers used to process mail from our area are well documented and delays in mail delivery seem to be quite common these days. I’m thinking it’s more likely that I will vote in person either in advance of the election or on election day this year. As for concerns about contracting covid19, I don’t think I’m any more likely to contract the virus when I vote than I am on a trip to Walmart. That’s the way I see it.