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Dear Editor:

As Election Day was looming I heard a lot of talk about "voter fraud." Well, how about here in Delta County? My mom, Marge Streza, recently had surgery on her right hand and being right-handed only had use of her left hand. Mom is 85 years old and handled her mail-in ballot like the seasoned pro she is. (I have her permission to tell her age.) After signing her ballot paperwork as instructed with her left hand, she placed the obligatory stamp where needed and delivered the envelope to the post office. A few days later she was notified by mail that there was an issue with her ballot.

After calling Delta County Elections and speaking with Melinda, Mom decided to visit the courthouse to get everything straightened out. Once home, Mom told me that she had a really good time with Melinda on the phone earlier and in person when Melinda told her that her normally "pretty signature" was not the one on the ballot. My mom's ballot is now officially part of our election process. Thank you to our good friends and neighbors we have here in Delta County.

Nick Streza
Cedaredge

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