Over 79 million people have voted early. Here’s how you can track your ballot online

You possibly can 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.

Many Individuals have opted to vote early this 12 months for the 2020 elections, with over 79 million votes already in. Over 51 million of these are mail-in votes. When you’ve determined to vote by mail this election, like thousands and thousands of different Individuals, you might be shocked to know you possibly can observe your poll on-line after you vote. Most states provide a method to allow you to see the place your poll is on-line, so you already know when it is obtained.

Monitoring your poll may give you peace of thoughts, letting you already know if it arrived earlier than your state’s deadline. When you’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 during the last 20 years. Listed here are some methods to make sure your vote will count

Remember that completely different states have completely different deadlines for mail-in ballots. Some deadlines to mail in your vote have already passed, whereas others will help you vote by mail by the night of Nov. 3.

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 would possibly use, however others have their very own companies or depend on the US Postal Service to watch a poll’s whereabouts. The Related Press can be counting and verifying election returns all through the US.

Relying on the place you reside, you might be required to enter info comparable to your first and final identify, date of start and typically your Social Safety quantity. It is all the time 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 info.

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

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