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Man Drives 1,200 Miles From LA To Texas To Vote After Not Receiving Mail-In Ballot

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A Texas man working in Los Angeles didn't get his absentee ballot in the mail, so he decided to vote in person.

Jeff Wilson
Jeff Wilson, a Texas man who works in Los Angeles, did not receive his vote-by-mail ballot in time to cast his vote, so he did what any voter would do and drove 1,200 miles to his nearest polling location. (KENS 5)

The problem is that Jeff Wilson's nearest vote center is more than 1,000 miles away.

Wilson left California Sunday afternoon headed for Kendall County, Texas — about 50 miles north of San Antonio — so he can cast his ballot bright and early Tuesday morning.

"If I'm gonna drive 1,217 miles and sleep in my car for a few hours, I think there aren't a whole lot of excuses to drive three or four minutes to the polling station and maybe wait a while," he said.

In Texas, voters can apply to receive a vote-by-mail ballot if they are out of the county on Election Day and during early voting.

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