Ballot stuffing in Berkeley, the legitimate way

Alameda County Registrar of Voters employees Mohammad Naweedyamin, left, and Michelle Lin, collect vote-by-mail ballots from a full drop box at City Hall, in Berkeley, on Monday, Nov. 7, 2016. The drop boxes are emptied twice a day, Lin said. Photo: David Yee ©2016
Alameda County Registrar of Voters employees Mohammad Naweedyamin, left, and Michelle Lin, collect vote-by-mail ballots from a full drop box at City Hall, in Berkeley, on Monday. The drop boxes are emptied twice a day, Lin said. Photo: David Yee

Vote-by-mail is increasing in popularity in California. One side effect: ballot drop boxes that are full to bursting. Some Berkeleyans were frustrated this morning when the official ballot drop box outside the Civic Center on Milvia Street was too full to accept their ballot.

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Alameda County Registrar of Voters employees Mohammad Naweedyamin and Michelle Lin came by later in the morning to empty the drop box. Lin said they empty the drop boxes twice a day. The drop box will remain available through to the close of voting tomorrow.

Voters attempt to place their vote-by-mail ballots in a drop box at City Hall without success because the box was full, in Berkeley, on Monday, Nov. 7, 2016. Photo: David Yee ©2016
Voters attempt to place their vote-by-mail ballots in a drop box at City Hall without success because the box was full, in Berkeley, on Monday. Photo: David Yee

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