Military wife travels from Texas to make sure her vote is counted

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) – A theme we have read this election season is men and women are decided to make their vote depend.

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For a military wife who was apprehensive her mailed absentee ballot would not make it in time – by 7 p.m. Tuesday – she experienced a backup program with the support of her husband and mates.

Jenny Gamel’s backup voting program associated a aircraft ticket, a motor vehicle rental and sheer resolve.

“I understood there was a possibility that currently it could be obtained, but I couldn’t possibility just not possessing my voice listened to and a vote count,” Gamel stated.

She’s married to an Military Ranger on assignment in Austin, Texas. Equally of them mailed in their absentee ballots very last Monday. Right after quite a few times went by, she called the Chatham County Board of Elections to fully grasp her possibilities.

“And she reported generally, ‘if we don’t acquire it, your vote won’t count.’ And she truly reported the terms ‘Your vote will not count.’ From there which is when I started pondering could I? And begun on the lookout at flights and toying all-around with the notion.”

Military wife travels from Texas to make confident her vote is counted


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Yesterday afternoon – could I? turned into indeed.

“There was a person flight to Atlanta. I just went with it. My partner assisted toss stuff in the motor vehicle and on the way to the airport I booked a rental motor vehicle.”

7 months pregnant with her two small little ones, Jenny arrived in Atlanta late very last evening. And then manufactured the a few and a 50 percent hour drive to Savannah.

They arrived at 3 a.m. – her standing then – not received. All-around 9 a.m. Tuesday morning, Jenny was completely ready to courageous the strains at her precinct.

“Let me just check to make guaranteed, and there it was.”

Her husband’s ballot was obtained Tuesday afternoon.

“Either way, my vote was going to get there someway. from them obtaining it finally or me going to the polls and I can relaxation easy being aware of my vote is in.”

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