Today is my presidential primary, even though for most Californians it’s on February fifth. I am a permanent absentee voter so I got my ballot in the mail yesterday. Besides the convenience of voting at home, I advocate absentee voting because it guarantees a paper record of your vote. All the paperless voting systems out there cannot be trusted. I’m not worried about fraud and conspiracies, I’m just familiar with how fragile most computer systems are. Without a paper record that the voter visually verifies before locking in their vote, I will never use a computer voting system.
Another benefit: now I get to ignore any and all advertisements that will be flooding the airwaves in the next four weeks.