Understanding mail-in voting within the US

By Curt Merrill, Daniel Wolfe, Janie Boschma, Adam Levy, Ethan Cohen, Liz Stark, and Ian Berry, CNN

Up to date September 8, 2020

For extra American voters than ever, mail-in voting is an choice this 12 months, however the guidelines depend upon the place you reside.

Requests for absentee and mail-in ballots have elevated throughout the nation as states have adjusted their insurance policies to present voters a protected various to voting in particular person amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Whereas President Donald Trump has questioned the reliability of mail-in voting, consultants say it’s protected and safe. However this 12 months, counting the votes is more than likely going to take longer than regular as a result of many states will permit additional time for ballots to reach after Election Day — so long as they’re postmarked on or earlier than Nov. 3.

CNN has surveyed all the state election places of work — right here’s what you might want to know. Click on in your state for extra steerage.


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