Nicolae Ceausescu, the cruel and stupid communist ruler of Romania, wanted in 1987, to a create a majestic boulevard in the ancient city of Alba Iulia. Unfortunately, an apartment building was in the way. Rather than rip down the drab, utilitarian 7,600-ton structure and replace it elsewhere he had an elaborate rail system built to move it 150 feet.
Vote In Person; Don’t Trust The Mail Reprise
By Pauline Braccio
My article from Sept. 10 left some confusion. My view that you should not trust the mail and vote in person hasn’t changed but let me clarify.
Here are the new rules concerning mail-in ballots:
If you apply for a mail-in ballot, your name gets put on a list when it is sent out to you. When you receive it, if you change your mind, DO NOT throw it out! You must bring the BLANK mail-in ballot and the ENVELOPE to your polling location and turn it in. Only then will you receive a regular ballot that will then be scanned.
If you marked the ballot, you can bring it in, but you will vote by provisional ballot that is not scanned.
If you applied for a ballot, but did not receive it, you can come to vote in person, but will receive a provisional ballot that is not scanned.
Oct. 27, is the deadline for applications to be received by Voter Services. Not post-marked by that date. It actually has to be at Voter Services by that date. Please, if you are sure you want a mail-in ballot do it well before the deadline. The ballots get mailed out after the end of September. So there is a very narrow window for filling it out and getting it back.
Bottom line: Don’t apply for a mail-in ballot. It is not efficient. We still don’t know that the Postal Service will be able to handle it. I paid for Priority Mail on Sept. 16, and it still has not been delivered. Another person told me she sent a birthday card to her nephew in New Jersey on Sept. 12, and here we are 9 days later, and her nephew has not received it still.
And then there is this matter about what happened in Sussex County, New Jersey: https://www.dailywire.com/news/more-than-1600-new-jersey-primary-ballots-found-in-misplaced-bin-2-months-later
If you have questions about your ballot, i.e. you want to know the status of your application, call 610-278-3275, Voters Service. The recorded message will tell you how to find the answer to your question.
Mrs. Braccio is judge of elections in Towamencin Township in Montgomery County, Pa.
Autumn 2020 Starts Now — The 2020 autumnal equinox is right now 9:31. EDT, Sept. 22 according to the Old Farmer’s Almanac as the sun crosses the celestial equator. Fall has arrived in the Northern Hemisphere, and the days are now shorter than the nights and will continue to be so until the spring equinox.
The celestial equator is a circle concentric with the actual equator that extends infinitely to space. As the Earth has a 23 degree tilt the the northern half tilts towards the Sun during half its orbit and away the other half. The equinoxes occur when tilt switches.
Autumn 2020 Starts Now
Autumn is a second spring William Lawrence Sr Cryptowit 9-22-20
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Answer to yesterday’s William Lawrence Sr Cryptowit puzzle: Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.