More than 330,000 absentee ballots received ahead of August 11 election

Joanna Estrada
August 5, 2020

Almost 2 million MI voters requested absentee ballots in advance of the primary election - four times the number requested just four years ago - and 900,000 people returned those ballots, according to the state Office of Secretary of State.

Highlighting today's ballot are races narrowing the field for Washington governor, the state's 3rd Congressional District and Clark County Council District 3.

Under Judge Torres's decision, ballots received the day after Election Day - June 24 - will be counted "without regard to whether such ballots are postmarked by June 23".

Wisconsin Chief Elections Official Meagan Wolfe asks voters to return absentee ballots as soon as possible.

More than 400,000 absentee ballots were cast in New York City during the primary season, which is more than were submitted in the entire state during the 2018 election. "The post office advises it may take a week for mail to get from you to your clerk's office, so don't wait". Voters concerned about their ballot not arriving in the mail on time can drop them off at the polls on the day of the election or at their local clerk's office. If those signatures are missing, the ballot will not be counted.

The Aug. 2, 2016, primary election attracted just over 30 percent of county voters. That's when the nation will vote for president.

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