FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va (Circa) – An official for Fairfax County, Va. said she has noticed that many young people studying in a state other than the one they are formally registered are not completing the voting process because "they don't know where to get stamps."
Lisa Connors, who works at the Fair County Office of Public Affairs, said the apparent problem was brought up in a focus group consisting of college students interning for the area's government agencies.
"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 said, according to WTOP. "That seems to be like a hump that they can't get across."
Several members of the group said they know of many people who did not ultimately send in their absentee ballots after filling out the necessary information to receive them because of this exact reason.
"Across the board," Connors told WTOP. "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."