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Well that was easy #NoNakedBallots

I voted today at the Ice Rink at North Park in Allegheny county. I don’t know whose genius idea that was but it was perfect for me and all the other people dropping off mail in ballots. The ice rink has plenty of parking. We parked at the lot down the road from the rink and walked over.

Voters are directed to blue dots on the ground to maintain safe distancing. The ballot collectors are located where the rink ticket takers normally sit. You hand them your ballot and show your ID. Then they ask three questions: Is the ballot you’re delivering your own? Is the signature on the outer envelope yours? Did you remember to use the secrecy envelope? (Naked ballots are rejected).

Hand them the ballot. Grab an “I voted” sticker. Take home Biden/Harris yard sign. Enjoy the rest of your trip to one of the nicest parks in Pittsburgh.

The alternate drop off sites will be open on Saturday and Sunday throughout the month of October. They are full service sites, not just drop boxes. So, if you’re in Allegheny county and you got your mail in ballot and you love your mailman but don’t trust the guy running the post office, this is a great alternative to delivering your ballot to the City-County building in downtown Pittsburgh. Not that there’s anything wrong with that but the hours don’t work for most working people and the park election service sites do.

Yes, YES!!! I voted for Biden/Harris. Please take me off your nag text list.

PS to Biden campaign. You need to deliver more yard signs. I got the last one at about 12pm.