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‘It’s like it’s just another piece of paper’

Post by News Tribune Staff on Nov. 6, 2007 at 2:12 pm with No Comments »
November 6, 2007 2:12 pm

Matt Estrada, a voting judge at Hope Lutheran Church in South Tacoma, began working the polls at the 2004 general election. He’s always stressed the importance of voting:

I’ve been voting fairly religiously since I turned 18. I always request an absentee ballot, and if I can come in, I’ll drop it off at the polls. I just think it’s important to actually go to the polling places. I take my kids and show them how it works and tell them that it’s important.

He isn’t completely sold on mail-in voting:

There’s a disconnect with voting at home. It’s like it’s just another piece of paper, like a bill or something. It doesn’t always feel like you’re voting.

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