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My family has a tradition of voting together on Election Day. We didn't realize that vote by mail was practically the only way to vote for this election.

When we did, we thought we could vote early at the Murray City Offices. But what we have found is that most of the early voting stations close by 2 p.m.

We work until 5 p.m. My concern is that many other families may think they can go to their schools or churches on election night, and will find them closed.

I understand that voting by mail is a great way to go forward. We were just not that familiar with it. We thought that we could still vote on election night at the local school. Based on the low rate of return for mail-in ballots, many others may feel the same. I think that more of the early voting polling stations should stay open until 7 p.m. so that people who work can vote early in person if they choose.

Cheryl Livingston

Salt Lake City