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I was wondering about the details of this vote by mail thing in MA... so I looked it up.It is likely someone will be voting by mail for you even if you physically go to the polls.
generally speaking if the number of mail in ballots won't change the election, they aren't getting countednah, i like the whole ceremony of heading to the polls to cast a vote in person.
i had to vote via absentee ballot one year and i heard they open them at their leisure, usually a week or two after the election date has passed. i've heard this on more than occasion. dunno if true, but gives the impression your vote doesn't matter.
I could bother to show up, but I can do the exact same thing from home so why would I want to wait in line?Unless you have a valid reason like you are out of the state or country, if you can't bother show up at your local poling place to do one of the most important things you can as a citizen, you shouldn't be voting in the first place.
I might be jaded from a small town: show up, walk in, vote, done...I've maybe waited 15 minutes.I could bother to show up, but I can do the exact same thing from home so why would I want to wait in line?