Some B.C. voters might receive mail ballots after recommended return deadline

Elias Hubbard
October 16, 2020

"We continue to be open to further discussions with the administration about how we can make our election processes better and more secure".

Already, nearly 553,000 mail-in ballots have been accepted in North Carolina, as of 5:30 p.m. Thursday, according to a news release from the state elections board. These ballots were fulfilled from requests received by the board through September 21, 2020. It also must be confirmed if the voter has already cast a ballot or not.

Absentee ballot requests from voters received by the board this week will be the first to be mailed directly by the board.

For this study, Pew surveyed 11,929 adults in the USA, including 10,543 registered voters, between September 30 and October 5. Our staff will now be able to get ballots to voters within 24 hours of receiving their absentee ballot request so we see no delays for the rest of the absentee by mail voting period. To date, Elections BC has received about 699,000 requests from British Columbians who wish to mail in their ballot.

People can mail back their ballots, or drop them off at the city's Early Vote Center or the Hennepin County Government Center.

In guidance last month to counties, Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar, a Democrat, told them that state law does not require or permit them to reject a mail-in ballot exclusively over a perceived signature inconsistency.

"It is possible that voters, especially those who request a voting package this week, will receive their vote-by-mail package after the recommended deadline to return it by mail", the non-partisan provincial agency said Tuesday in a news release.

Osteen stopped a portion of the same amendment from going through, which would have allowed voters to submit their ballots without a witness signature if they signed an affidavit.

A second early voting location will be open from 8 a.m.to 6 p.m. during the week of October 26-30 at the Porter Memorial Library, on located on Highway 212 across from Denny Dobbs Park.

October 19-23: Monday-Friday 8 a.m. -6 p.m.

Saturday 8 a.m. -4 p.m.

October 31: Saturday 8 a.m. -4 p.m.

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