Voting By Mail - DuPage County Clerk via Ballottrax
Earlier this week, I received this text message letting me know that my ballot was received by the Clerk's office at DuPage County and has 'been processed'. It came via the BallotTrax system that they are using for mail-in voting this year.
Have to say that the system is pretty great and gave me a lot of confidence that my ballot both was on the way to me AND that it had been received by the County for counting.
BallotTrax is designed to track mail ballots and absentee ballots through the postal stream and proactively push ballot status notifications to voters, thus increasing election visibility and vendor accountability. By integrating with State and/or County election offices, print vendors and USPS, BallotTrax knows when a ballot has been printed and mailed to a voter, returned from a voter, received by the election office and accepted for counting by the election office.
I've made it pretty clear that I don't love government spending nor do I really like government in general, but with the pandemic still raging and vote-by-mail being a pretty large segment of the voters this year, licensing BallotTrax was a pretty good idea. Haven't been able to track down the contract
Well done, DuPage County Clerk Jean Kaczmarek.