N.Carolina first state to start mail-in voting


The State Board of Elections has spent months preparing for the 2020 general election, and even up until September 4 rules were still being finalized for absentee ballots, early voting locations, and verification of counting those ballots.

October 27, the deadline to request a mail-in ballot in North Carolina, is only a week before the election. State officials say they could eventually account for 40 percent of total ballots.

County governments conduct elections in the state.

But officials don't want a glut of people at polling sites trying to test the system, or adding delays and possible disputes at polling places already stressed as officials try to protect volunteer election workers and voters in the pandemic.

What should be intolerable is any attempt to change the rules after the fact, although it's entirely conceivable that Democrats will feel compelled after November 3 to argue that the mail-in voting that they've done so much to promote is desperately flawed and deeply unjust. Republican requests are about a third of that number. The site also has a list of absentee ballot application deadlines. Another 192,036 unaffiliated voters - 31% - have also requested absentee ballots.

At a rally on Thursday night, Trump repeated his call for voters to go the polls even if they have mailed in their ballot, and he suggested Democrats would try to steal the election by manipulating the mail-in vote.

"It's hard to imagine how we could add any more stress to the system", said Kellner, a Democrat. There is no minimum period of time you are required to have lived in the state before being allowed to register.You may register as soon as you move into your new community. Ballot drop boxes were installed in each county, to ensure that-in the days leading up to Election Day-voters had an alternative to returning their ballot by mail.Ultimately, almost 1.5 million voters participated in our primary, which is a turnout that is impressive even if we weren't facing COVID-19.

You can also go to Vote.org, scroll to the bottom, and click on your state to be directed to absentee ballot and other election resources. He made similar remarks Thursday in Latrobe, Pennsylvania.

"These mail-in ballots are a disgrace and they know it. Sign your mail-in ballot, OK?" "So, send it in early, and then go and vote".

"He was simply pointing out the fact that if you vote the proper way absentee you can actually check to make sure that the vote was counted". Trump said that if they vote by mail, they should go to the polling place anyway "to see if your vote by mail has been scheduled or not", indicating that if it were counted, they would not be able to vote. If a voter's absentee ballot was not counted, their provisional ballot would be counted.

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Voting twice in the same election is illegal under California and federal law. "Some people say some of them prefer the president".

Five states already have mail-in voting for everyone: Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon, Utah, and Washington. That could be interpreted as advising people to vote twice, which is illegal.

The assurances follow the release Thursday of a leaked Department of Homeland Security bulletin saying Russian Federation is stoking fears that expanded mail-in voting will lead to a flawed election result.

After slamming vote-by-mail all spring and summer, the president reversed course specifically in Florida last month.

Officials in North Carolina warned voters not to follow Trump's advice - even if only to check to see if their mail-in votes were recorded - because showing up in person would create confusion and increase the possibility of coronavirus exposure on Election Day.

Action on the lawsuit is threatening to run up against state-imposed deadlines for the mailing of general election ballots.

Under one scenario, Trump could be shown to have won on the basis of ballots cast during the day, but mail-in ballots, once counted days later, would then put Biden over the top.

The resident, who was a registered Republican for more than two decades until they turned unaffiliated a year ago, told CNN they were surprised to hear Trump's voice when they picked up their landline phone before 7 PM ET on Friday.

More than a half-million ballots were rejected in this year's presidential primaries. And at this time in 2016, that number was less than 39,000. By Friday, 946,742 voters in Wisconsin also requested absentee ballots for November.