"The Big Send" is a national campaign by nonprofit Vote Forward to encourage participation in this year's presidential election. The Berkshire Brigades, a local Democratic organization, North County's Greylock Together and Left Field in Great Barrington were among those across the country depositing handwritten letters at local post offices on Saturday.
The grant is from the Center for Tech and Civic Life, a national nonprofit dedicated to increasing civic engagement and professional administration in elections. City Clerk Deborah Pedercini applied for the grant.
If you apply to vote by mail, in many or most towns you can deliver your own ballot envelope to the town's drop box. In Cheshire, for example, there is a drop box at the Town Hall right next to the entrance to the town clerk's office.
The City Council on Tuesday endorsed a resolution supporting bills in the Legislature that seek to expand voting by mail.
The resolution passed 7-2, with Councilor Robert Moulton Jr. and Wayne Wilkinson voting against.