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Voting by mail? Track your election ballot like a FedEx package in every state — here’s how

You may preserve 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.

Up to now, over 14 million Americans have solid their ballots early for the 2020 elections. And in case you’ve determined to vote by mail this election like thousands and thousands of different People, chances are you’ll be shocked to know you possibly can observe your poll after you’ve voted. Most states provide a strategy to allow you to see the place your poll is, so when it is acquired.

Monitoring your poll can provide you peace of thoughts, realizing it arrived earlier than your state’s deadline. Listed below are different methods to make sure your vote will count.

Relying on the state you reside in, chances are you’ll be required to enter data like your first and final identify, date of beginning and generally your Social Safety quantity. Notice that every state makes use of its personal service for monitoring your poll, together with the US Postal Service. It is at all times a good suggestion — and, within the case of USPS, is critical — to save lots of 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 have voted, here is easy methods to observe your poll on-line in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

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