Over 40 million people already voted by mail. Here’s how to track your ballot online

You’ll be able to hold observe of your mail-in poll on-line.

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This story is part of Elections 2020, PJDM’s coverage of the run-up to voting in November.

Individuals have been voting early this 12 months forward of the 2020 elections, with more than 61.2 million votes already in and nearly 41 million of these being mail-in votes. And should you’ve determined to vote by mail this election, like tens of millions of different Individuals, it’s possible you’ll be stunned to know you’ll be able to observe your poll on-line after you vote. Most states supply a approach to allow you to see the place your poll is on-line, so you understand when it is obtained.

Monitoring your poll can provide you peace of thoughts, figuring out it arrived earlier than your state’s deadline. For those who’re involved about voting by mail, know there’s been no evidence of coordinated vote-by-mail fraud, with fewer than 150 prison convictions for the crime over the past 20 years. Listed below are some methods to make sure your vote will count

The way in which your poll is tracked could differ state by state, and even county by county. For instance, BallotTrax is one service your state may use, however others have their very own service or depend on the US Postal Service to watch a poll’s whereabouts.

Relying on the place you reside, it’s possible you’ll be required to enter data like your first and final title, date of beginning and generally your Social Safety quantity. It is at all times a good suggestion — and, within the case of USPS, it’s a necessity — to avoid wasting the monitoring quantity in your poll to assist find its whereabouts. States like Wyoming and Mississippi require you to name your county clerk’s workplace for monitoring data.

After you vote, this is easy methods to observe your poll on-line in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

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