Skip to comments.College students can't send in absentee ballots because they don't know where to buy stamps [tr]
Posted on 09/22/2018 2:43:45 PM PDT by Huntress
Democrats are counting on Generation Z, many of whom recently gained the right to vote, to help turn Congress blue in the midterm elections.
But 49 cents may be all it takes to keep these post-Millennials from exercising their civic duty.
On Tuesday, a Fairfax County, Virginia official said they are noticing a disturbing trend: young people failing to mail in their absentee ballots because they don't know how to get a stamp.
Lisa Connors, of the Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs, ran a focus group this summer comprised of colleges students interning in various county departments.
"One thing that came up, which I had heard from my own kids but I thought they were just nerdy, was that the students will go through the process of applying for a mail-in absentee ballot, they will fill out the ballot, and then, they don't know where to get stamps," Connors told WTOP. "That seems to be like a hump that they can't get across."
Connors went on to say that many in the focus group said "they knew lots of people who did not send in their ballots because it was too much of a hassle or they didn't know where to get a stamp."
"Across the board, they were all nodding and had a very spirited conversation about 'Oh yeah, I know so many people who didn't send theirs in because they didn't have a stamp,'" Connors said.
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I would prefer that anyone who doesn't have enough on the ball to obtain a postage stamp just not vote.
No no no! Declare postage on an absentee ballot is an unconstitutional pole tax!
But they all can put a free condom on a cucumber
Yay, future college graduates of America!
“they didn’t know where to get a stamp.”
They dont know where to buy a stamp but they know the nearest welfare office, and where to get free food. I wont be surprised not one of these lil pukes will ever make it at a job interview.
Fairfax County, like Houston and Dallas, will yet be the ruin of the USA.
Current first class postal rate is fifty cents, not forty-nine.
How did you find that old article?
I’m not surprised that young people don’t know where to buy a stamp. They’ve probably never bought a stamp. Who buys stamps in 2018?
I guess my standard advice of sending a thank you note after a job interview is going to go over like a lead balloon with this group.
EXCELLENT!!! A failed program! Let’s expand it nation-wide and throw more tax dollars at it!!!!
“On Tuesday, a Fairfax County, Virginia official said they are noticing a disturbing trend: young people failing to mail in their absentee ballots because they don’t know how to get a stamp.”
And why should any such person even be considered intelligent enough to vote. Or responsible enough for that matter. Snowflakes.
Look for “Stamps Sold Here” signs .LOL
I call nonsense on it - they’ve never heard of a post office or where one is?
And this is bad how?
“Who buys stamps in 2018?”
People who know how to write cursive.
THEY CAN’T FIND A STAMP???? OH MY GOD, THEY’RE BEING DISENFRANCHISED!!!!!!
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