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Allegany elections board rep: Longer wait times for in-person voting unavoidable this year

August 31st, 2020 by WCBC Radio

Mail-in voting will play a major role in the November 3rd general election but those individuals who prefer the more traditional method will have that option — albeit with fewer voting centers. Diane Loibel, Allegany County Board of Elections administrator, said the voting centers have been were instituted due to coronavirus concerns.  Instead of casting ballots at the precincts normally used by voters, Loibel said six voting centers will be made available — Allegany, Fort Hill and Mountain Ridge high schools, Westmar Middle School, Flintstone Volunteer Fire Department and the Allegany County Office Complex on Kelly Road. She cautions, however, that those choosing to cast their votes in person could be in for a bit of a wait as a result of the safety precautions needed to be closely adhered too…

20 Responses to “Allegany elections board rep: Longer wait times for in-person voting unavoidable this year”

  1. August 31, 2020 at 6:32 am, G.STIMMEL said:

    I will wait all day to cast my vote.

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  2. August 31, 2020 at 6:59 am, Welchy said:

    I’d rather wait then it be lost in the mail

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    • August 31, 2020 at 3:15 pm, Jay said:

      You mean like Trump and his family did when he mailed in his ballot to Florida?

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  3. August 31, 2020 at 8:12 am, Steve Faulkner said:

    I will wait as long as I have to to vote in person. The mail in ballots are just another way to long problems getting the election right

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  4. August 31, 2020 at 8:36 am, Mary said:

    Remember: There will be a drop box for absentee (mail in) ballots at the county office building . You do not need to mail your ballot if you are concerned that it might not be delivered

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    • August 31, 2020 at 9:44 am, Jay said:

      The Postmaster General said under oath and before Congress that the post office will easily be able to safely and securely deliver mail in ballot with no problems. Of course the PG has only been in his job for 3 months, never worked for the post office in his life, gave $1.2 million to the Trump campaign and his wife is the Ambassador to Canada so you can factor all of that in.

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      • August 31, 2020 at 12:32 pm, Dan said:

        > It doesn’t matter who he donates too. The fact is he cannot personally control a mail carrier or mail handler who goes rogue. The previous PG (Meg Brennan) was horrible. The USPS is a business no matter what anyone says, and the union runs it not the PG.

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        • August 31, 2020 at 3:18 pm, Jay said:

          I’m always on the alert for the rogue mailman. It’s a real problem.

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    • August 31, 2020 at 11:07 am, DAVE said:

      Why is it that if you require a person to present an ID, so that you know that the voter really is who they say they are, you are trying to suppress the election and disenfranchise the voter. But you can eliminate most of the polling places, not assign the polling places to any particular voting districts, so they may be overwhelmed at one place and have small turnout at others and tell people that they will probably have long waits and that is not voter suppression. At least there won’t be a black panther member with a club standing outside the door, but then President Obama’s AG Eric Holder told us that is not voter suppression. Seriously this is the best me can do?

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      • August 31, 2020 at 12:34 pm, Dan said:

        > Because liberals have been trying to rig elections for years. That is why the keep offering people welfare as well. They know people who want the handouts will vote demonrat so they don’t get forced off the government teet.

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        • August 31, 2020 at 3:10 pm, Jay said:

          Dan, you mean like when Republican lawmakers gerrymander districts so that it skews the voting in the voting in their favor?

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      • August 31, 2020 at 3:21 pm, Jay said:

        Dave, one thing we know for sure whether one votes by mail or not – Trump has the White Supremacists, the QAnon followers, the anti-BLM groups, the anti-Semites, the fake Evangelicals, and the NRA solidly behind him.

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        • August 31, 2020 at 8:16 pm, DAVE said:

          You nailed me Jay, at first I thought “I’m not in any those groups”, I’m not a white suprematism, I don’t even know what an QAnon is, I’m not a anti-Semite, my Savory was Jewish, I’m a REAL evangelical and I don’t belong to the NRA, but you are right I am anti anything that is Godless, communistic and against the teachings of God’s Word, which is what BLM is according to their website. If the people supporting BLM want me on their side they might want to change leadership and be concerned about all black lives, like unborn blacks and blacks gun down in Democratic cities. A black killed by a policeman is not more valuable than these and looting and killing won’t gain them any converts except those that hate this country and I not in that group either.

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  5. August 31, 2020 at 11:31 am, Ron said:

    I think they might be having problems staffing all the polls. Maybe its time for some volunteers.

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  6. August 31, 2020 at 12:39 pm, Carolyn said:

    Yep Trump is right about the mail in votes. My Mother in law received a request and she’s been dead for a several years. What would stop a person from receiving the ballot and filling it out….Think of how many millions could be filled out and sent in by people of the relative that deceased.
    If people can go to the market, WalMart, stores, travel, auction and etc. THEY can go to the Polls and vote….
    Mail in ballots are dangerous. If I have to stand in line so be it, its the lease I can do as a proud American for my country.

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    • August 31, 2020 at 3:12 pm, Jay said:

      Carolyn, yeah, there were many deceased people who received stimulus checks from the government through the CARES act recently. Aren’t the Republicans in power now?

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    • August 31, 2020 at 3:15 pm, Jay said:

      Carolyn, Numerous studies have been done about mail-in voter fraud. They all come to the same conclusion. There is very, very little problem with voting by mail. But what about those millions of voters who Trump said were bussed from Massachusetts to New Hampshire to vote in 2016? What did they find out about that?

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  7. August 31, 2020 at 6:28 pm, DPM said:

    Yes, go ahead and mail in your ballot so some semi illiterate election board flunkie can throw it in the trash because in their NON expert opinion, your signature isn’t an EXACT carbon copy of your registration. 10′s of thousands get tossed every election this way and the election boards don’t even have to notify you that they trashed your vote. 3rd world nations do much better.

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    • August 31, 2020 at 8:20 pm, Jay said:

      Why even have an election? Trump has already said it’s rigged dozens of times.

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  8. August 31, 2020 at 11:08 pm, MARTIN D FORNWALT said:

    I WILL VOTE IN PERSON! I WILL NOT LET THAT PELOSI MORON AND HER IDIOT SOCIALIST STEAL THIS ELECTION! IT WAS POINTED OUT! IF SHE CAN SCREW THIS UP, SO THERE IS NO ELECTED PRESIDENT BY NOVEMBER 20TH. PELOSI WILL STEP INTO BEING PRESIDENT! SEE IT NOW? WHY SHE WANTS MAIL IN? THESE ARE EVIL WICKED SOCIALIST COMMUNISTS AT WORK TO DESTOY OUR COUNTRY! AND! IF YOU FALL FOR THEIR LIES! YOU ARE WITH THESE GLOBALIST RICH GATES! SOROS! PELOSI! SCHIEFT! SANDERS!OBAMA! CLINTON! CRIMINALS! WHO SHOULD BE HUNG FOR TREASON! NOT VOTED FOR!

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