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TAKOMA PARK voters will be able to cast ballots online for the 2011 city election.
City voters will have the option of casting their ballots over the Internet for the November 2011 election, and a test of the system is going to be conducted June 9 at the Takoma Park Community Center.
Poorvi Vora, an associate professor at George Washington University made a presentation of the online voting system to Takoma Park’s Board of Elections (BOE) at the board’s meeting May 18.
The opportunity for voters to cast their ballots over the Internet begins with absentee ballots that will be mailed to voters, Vora said. The absentee ballots will arrive at voters’ homes in a 9.5 x 6.5 envelope.
Once opened, voters will immediately see that the big envelope contains two smaller envelopes, Vora said.
One will be a sealed envelope containing the ballot. It will not be reused after the voter has opened it. The second will be an unsealed outer envelope meant for returning the ballot to the city. It will contain a third unsealed inner envelope.