Towson resident Isaac Perry Cocke had long since given up on receiving his mail-in ballot for November’s presidential election when it arrived last week, a whopping four months after Election Day.
He was still able to vote — he drove to a county Board of Elections site and picked up his ballot all those months ago.
“My wife was more concerned about it than I was, I’m afraid,” he joked.
“I figured that would work out the way that it did, which was another extra step I had to go through,” he said. “And if worse came to worst, I was prepared to go in and vote in person.”
Cocke’s experience, while unique, is yet another example of mail-related woes that have persisted over the past few months.