"But yeah, sure...the mainstream media is correct...unsolicited vote-by-mail is 'totally safe'".
The surge comes after many states have expanded mail-in voting and in-person early voting as a safe way to vote during the coronavirus pandemic and amid voter eagerness to weigh in on the political future of Republican President Donald Trump, who is facing a stiff challenge from Democrat Joe Biden.
Washington voters are getting their ballots in early ahead of next month's election.
Sadly, we're told some people who reached out for ballots and info died from COVID before casting a vote.
Biden leads Trump in national opinion polls, although surveys in crucial battleground states indicate a tighter race.
COVID-19: 57 new cases reported, continuing record rise
Saskatoon continues to battle an outbreak of COVID-19 that started in bars and nightclubs across the city. The 2,483 tests done in Saskatchewan on Tuesday raised the provincial average to 238,013.
Boegman says he hopes the final count will start on schedule on November 6 and last three or more days, followed by a six-day window within which judicial recounts could be requested under certain criteria, such as in close races.
The volume of votes mailed in may require an extension of the 13-day preparatory period and final count, Elections BC explains. The agency is expecting about 500,000 absentee ballots overall this election. Nevada allows officials to count ballots received in advance of Election Day in order to speed the tabulation of results that evening.
Pennsylvania and Wisconsin may be slowed by their lack of experience with high volumes of mail-in ballots.
Local election officials plan to provide daily updates on the number of vote-by-mail packages counted once counting begins.
By this time in 2018, Maricopa County had counted almost 487,000 ballots. "The process is complex, and we would just invite folks to be patient".