As I sat here yesterday marking my mail-in ballot, I watched the long, long lines in Texas on their first day of early voting. All I can say is thank you, Colorado, for our wonderful mail-in voting system! At my age I don’t think I could have stood in a line for several hours. At least not without dragging a lawn chair along with me. Yet in Texas I probably would have had to since they allow only one ballot dropbox per county. (Voter suppression, anyone?)
Instead, I walked a block up to my mailbox two days ago and picked up my ballot. Yesterday, I pulled out my previously marked-up blue book and carefully transferred all my choices to the ballot, triple-checked it, sealed it in its special envelope, and signed the envelope. Today I drove 1.5 miles to the nearest official dropbox and dropped off my completed ballot. Done and dusted. I have voted. Now all I can do is wait.
Friday, Oct. 16: County Election Board website confirms my ballot has been validated and accepted for counting. Woke up this morning (Sat.) to text message confirming same.