Letter: Ballot declarations will not eliminate fraud



I am appalled at the recent ballots that were received for the primary election. Why do we need to declare on the outside cover whether we are voting Democratic and Republican? Is this another way to dispose of and not count the ballots of a particular party? We are trying to get rid of fraud, and having to declare is not the way to do it. How much fraud is conducted by mail-in voting? We used to have to show identification and sign in front of someone before receiving our ballot. They would validate that the signature is the person who is actually voting. Now anyone can vote for anyone because when a person passes, it takes a while for the death to be eliminated from the voting rolls.

Alice Dowie