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  • NCGOP calls for more absentee voter info from Board of Elections
    November 7, 2020 4:26 pm
    WNCN 17 - North Carolina
    RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Republican Party leaders in North Carolina called on the North Carolina State Board of Elections to release additional data Friday on outstanding ballots as several races remain too close to call, including the contests for President …
  • GOP pushes for more details on ballots still to be counted in NC
    November 6, 2020 11:36 pm
    WRAL 5 - North Carolina
    Raleigh, N.C. — Republican lawmakers on Friday demanded that state elections officials release data on absentee ballots that remain outstanding, which they believe will show President Donald Trump and U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis won their elections in North …
  • Nevada State Elections Divisions Clarifies How Vote Status and Vote History Works in the Silver State
    November 6, 2020 9:26 pm
    Carson Now - Nevada
    Nevada Secretary of State's Office release The Nevada Secretary of State’s Elections Division provides various tools as a service to voters, such as the Registered Voter Services website and BallotTrax. Because the administration of elections in Nevada …
  • GOP lawmakers demand tracking data on NC absentee ballots
    November 6, 2020 7:00 pm
    WRAL 5 - North Carolina
    Raleigh, N.C. — Republican lawmakers on Friday demanded that state elections officials release data on absentee ballots that remain outstanding, which they believe will show President Donald Trump and U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis won their elections in North …
  • Was there a mistake with your mail-in ballot? You can still fix it with a 'cure'
    November 6, 2020 4:21 am
    ABC11 - North Carolina
    RALEIGH (WTVD) -- You've maybe got mail, or an email, and if you get it from the county board of elections, you should treat it the same way you would as a COVID-19 contact tracer. "In the times we're in, more people utilized vote by mail than …
  • Election officials answer questions regarding ballot status of Carson City voters
    November 6, 2020 2:22 am
    Carson Now - Nevada
    Some Carson City voters are experiencing issues with an update on whether or not their ballots have been counted, but it’s an issue with data entry, not with the actual counting of ballots, according to the Carson City Clerk’s Office and the Secretary of …
  • Bay Area Registrars Praise Early Voting For Making Election Day Smoother
    November 5, 2020 9:22 am
    CBS News Bay Area - California
    (CBS SF) — It’s safe to say Bay Area voting officials like early voting. While ballots were still being counted the day after Election Day, experts said more people voted in California in the 2020 election than ever. Much of that has to do with the COVID- …
  • Ballots due in drop box by 8 p.m.
    November 4, 2020 2:03 am
    News Register - Oregon
    For your vote to count in the 2020 election, your ballot must be in a Yamhill County ballot drop box by 8 p.m. tonight. It is too late to mail ballots. Ballots may be tracked at yamhillcounty.ballottrax.net/voter/. The system will notify …
  • Was my vote counted? A state-by-state guide to tracking your absentee ballot
    November 3, 2020 6:30 pm
    Fox News
    Officials push back on President Trump’s claims of voter fraud as untrue Voting by mail has been extremely popular among Americans participating in the 2020 presidential election this year. More than 64 million absentee ballots have been cast as of Tuesday …
  • In Carson City, the place to vote in-person today is at the Community Center
    November 3, 2020 5:37 pm
    Carson Now - Nevada
    Today is Election Day. In person voting can be done at the Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William Street, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Carson City Courthouse is not a polling location for the general election. Ballots sent to voters can be dropped off …
  • What to expect now that Election Day is here
    November 3, 2020 8:04 am
    Bakersfield Californian
    Election Day has arrived, though that doesn't mean we will necessarily know the outcome of Tuesday's long-awaited vote right away. Here is some information about how to vote and what to expect once polling places close at 8 p.m. in California. The …
  • 99 Vote Centers Open in Santa Clara County for Early Voting
    November 2, 2020 11:12 pm
    San Jose Inside - California
    Santa Clara County voters can now cast their ballots in person at 99 vote centers across the county through Election Day on Nov. 3. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, face masks will be required at all vote centers. Those who are unable to wear a face mask can …
  • Detroit Elections Department Issues Reminders Regarding Absentee Ballots For Nov. 3 Election
    November 2, 2020 6:33 pm
    Michigan Chronicle
    Department Hotline Open to Assist Voters Detroit Department of Elections officials issued a number of reminders to voters regarding the November 3 Presidential Election, including a request for voters to drop off their absentee ballots rather than mailing …
  • Vote Early, Vote Now
    November 2, 2020 6:33 pm
    Michigan Chronicle
    November 3 is Election Day. Citizens across the state and the nation are paying close attention to this year’s unprecedented election. Up for grabs is the position of president as well as many other national, state and local positions. However, due to the …
  • GUEST COLUMN:We must ensure fair and safe elections
    November 2, 2020 12:39 pm
    The Gazette - Colorado
    Colorado’s election process is widely praised as the gold standard and tops in the nation. We maintain accurate voter lists, require bipartisan judges and video surveillance, established the nation’s first full risk limiting audit, and provide multiple and …
  • How do I track my ballot if I voted by mail? We tell you how for every state - CNET
    November 2, 2020 11:42 am
    Cnet
    We'll show you how to keep track of your mail-in ballot online. James Martin/CNET This story is part of Elections 2020, CNET's coverage of the run-up to voting in November. Election Day is Tuesday, and almost one-third of the entire of America…
  • SF Store Owner Sees Thief Break Into Mailbox, Discards at Least One Ballot
    November 2, 2020 1:49 am
    SFist - California
    The owner of Reliance Market at 20th and Castro streets in San Francisco witnessed every mail-in-ballot-casting voter’s worst nightmare this past Friday: a local mailbox being broken into and purged of ballots. As reported by ABC7, the owner of Reliance …
  • How to check to see if your mail-in vote was received and counted
    October 31, 2020 9:25 pm
    Kim Komando
    There are record numbers of early votes and votes by mail, and some analysts believe this could lead to votes being counted beyond Election Day. As confusing as this sounds, you can actually track your ballot and election results online without too much …
  • Over 57 million people have voted by mail. How do I track my ballot? Info for every state - CNET
    October 31, 2020 4:43 pm
    Cnet
    You can keep track of your mail-in ballot online. James Martin/CNET This story is part of Elections 2020, CNET's coverage of the run-up to voting in November. Election Day on Nov. 3 is just three days away, but millions of Americans have already …
  • What you need to know as Election Day 2020 approaches
    October 31, 2020 7:14 am
    Bakersfield Californian
    Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3, is fast approaching. Here are some need-to-know items entering this weekend and early next week as we approach the 2020 election: Voters who still need assistance with voting, or who just want to drop off their mail ballot in …
  • Don’t fall for these scare tactics that try to keep you from voting
    October 31, 2020 1:46 am
    Kim Komando
    The 2020 election is less than a week away, and voters are already reporting unusual activity both on and offline. Between robocalls, scams and foreign disinformation, there are plenty of reasons to stay vigilant as we make our way towards Election Day. …
  • Expert Answers to 8 Questions You May Have About Voting in Colorado
    October 30, 2020 2:21 pm
    303 Magazine - Colorado
    With only a few days until the election – some of you may still have questions about the voting process. That’s why we spoke with a non-partisan organization – Just Vote Colorado (JVC), a consortium aiming to protect the American vote – to narrow down the …
  • How do I track my ballot if I voted by mail?
    October 30, 2020 12:45 am
    Carolina Public Press
    North Carolina offers an online system, BallotTrax, where voters can trace the progress of their ballot. Enter your name, date of birth and zip code to see if your ballot has been mailed to you, is in the mail back to be cast, or has been received by the …
  • Bay Area Voters Cast Two Million Ballots Ahead of Election Day
    October 29, 2020 10:47 pm
    San Jose Inside - California
    With about a week to go until Election Day, nearly 2 million residents from the Bay Area’s nine counties have already voted. With this year’s Covid-19 pandemic making in-person voting more problematic than in other years, California sent mail-in ballots to …
  • Congresswoman Bass Talks Voter Safety in Virtual Town Hall; Everything you need to know about casting your ballot for the 2020 election.
    October 29, 2020 10:27 pm
    L.A. Watts Times
    Published on Thursday, 29 October 2020 16:11 Written by Kimberlee Buck Hayes October 29, 2020 By Kimberlee Buck Hayes Contributing Writer   According to KCRW, more than 5 million Californians cast their ballot for the 2020 U.S. presidential election, and …
  • How to track your ballot in Oregon: What you need to know
    October 29, 2020 10:01 pm
    KOIN 6 - Oregon
    Checking your ballot status in Oregon can be accomplished in a couple easy steps by: Danny Peterson Posted: Oct 29, 2020 / 01:19 PM PDT / Updated: Oct 29, 2020 / 02:35 PM PDT PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Oregon votes by mail, which is convenient for …
  • Over 75 million people have voted early. Here's how you can track your ballot online - CNET
    October 28, 2020 10:33 pm
    Cnet
    You can keep track of your mail-in ballot online. James Martin/CNET This story is part of Elections 2020, CNET's coverage of the run-up to voting in November. Early voting is just one out of several options this year as we move toward the 2020 …
  • Over 69 million people have voted by mail. Here's how you can track your ballot online - CNET
    October 28, 2020 6:16 am
    Cnet
    You can keep track of your mail-in ballot online. James Martin/CNET This story is part of Elections 2020, CNET's coverage of the run-up to voting in November. Early voting has been a trend among millions of Americans this year ahead of the 2020 …
  • Why the legal fight over NC absentee ballots is a big deal
    October 28, 2020 2:33 am
    Carolina Public Press
    For weeks, courts in North Carolina have parsed arguments about how long the U.S. Postal Service should have to deliver ballots mailed by Election Day — three days or nine. On Thursday, that question landed before the U.S. Supreme Court. The justices’ …
  • Raleigh woman's absentee ballot never arrived, yet records show she voted
    October 28, 2020 1:21 am
    WRAL 5 - North Carolina
    By Monica Laliberte, WRAL executive producer/5 on Your Side reporter Raleigh, N.C. — After the absentee ballot that a Raleigh woman requested never showed up, she went to an early voting site but was told she’d already voted. So, Suzy Bryant cast a …
  • Re: Do You Know Where Your Ballot Is?
    October 27, 2020 11:51 pm
    North Coast Journal - California
    For the first time, Californians can track their mail-in ballots from the point they’re printed to the moment they’re accepted by their county elections office. Ballot tracking, now available in parts or all of a dozen states, has become a particularly …
  • USPS works hand-in-hand with election officials to ensure every vote is counted
    October 27, 2020 11:12 pm
    FOX 21 News - Colorado
    EL PASO COUNTY– The El Paso County Clerk & Recorder’s Office and the United States Postal Service, are working hand-in-hand to ensure all ballots are safely transported to be counted. With less than a week away from Election Day, the Clerk and Recorder …
  • Here’s How To Check If Your Vote Was Counted
    October 27, 2020 6:43 am
    HuffPost
    smartboy10 via Getty Images Most Americans have options for checking their mail-in ballot status in the 2020 election.Once you vote in the 2020 presidential election, how do you check to make sure your ballot has been counted? This answer varies depending …
  • Count the vote: Secretary of State's Office talks rejected ballots, absentee tracker
    October 27, 2020 5:11 am
    WRBL 3 - Georgia
    GEORGIA (WRBL) – This is the last week of early voting in Georgia, with Friday the last day to cast your ballot early. Brad Raffensperger, the Secretary of State, says Georgia has seen record turnouts this election, with nearly three million people who …
  • St. Charles County shares the process of receiving mailed-in absentee ballots
    October 27, 2020 2:44 am
    KTVI - Missouri
    ST. CHARLES COUNTY, Mo. – With record numbers of absentee ballots being mailed in, FOX 2/KPLR 11 took a closer look at what happens when your ballot gets to a county’s election headquarters. The mailed-in absentee and early voting ballots in St. …
  • Election 2020: If You're Mailing That Mail-In Ballot, Today's the Day
    October 27, 2020 2:36 am
    Westword - Colorado
    Planning to return your Colorado ballot by mail? According to the Colorado Secretary of State's Office, today, October 26, is the last day that you should use the U.S. Postal Service, if you want to make sure that your ballot arrives in time to be …
  • How To Track Your Mail Ballot In All 50 States
    October 26, 2020 2:37 pm
    National Memo
    The expansion of voting by mail this year as part of states' efforts to make the election process safer during the coronavirus pandemic has contributed to early voting records being shattered across the country. As of late last week, over 57 million …
  • Reader: Colorado's Been Doing Mail-in Voting for Years Without Problems
    October 25, 2020 10:12 pm
    Westword - Colorado
    Even before Donald Trump was elected president, he complained that Colorado's voting process was "rigged." But since the state went to an all-mail voting system in 2014, there has been no proof of rigging. In fact, back in 2017, Colorado …
  • Early Voting information for Satuday 10/23 and Sunday 10/24
    October 23, 2020 10:29 pm
    Connect Savannah - Georgia
    Early voting continues this weekend at the Chatham Board of Elections main office and at the Civic Center: SATURDAY OCTOBER 24th EARLY VOTING Main Office - 1117 Eisenhower Dr, Suite F, from 9am-4pm Civic Center - 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave., from 9am-4pm SUNDAY …
  • Some Michigan Voters Are Still Waiting For Absentee Ballots
    October 23, 2020 4:33 am
    CBS 62 Detroit - Michigan
    (CNN) — With less than two weeks to go before Election Day, many voters around the country have still not received their mail-in ballots. Printing errors, mail delivery delays and the sheer volume of requests have left many states across the country …
  • Election 2020: More of Your (Non-Issue) Voting Questions Answered
    October 23, 2020 3:16 am
    Westword - Colorado
    Close to 1.3 million Coloradans have voted so far, but others are stymied by questions involving not just who and what to vote for, but how to vote. As the November 3 election draws closer, we're collecting your questions and searching for answers. …
  • NC returns of mail-In ballots vastly outpacing 2016
    October 22, 2020 1:13 pm
    WRAL 5 - North Carolina
    By Luke Shealy, WRAL contributor Raleigh, N.C. — North Carolina voters continue to fill pollling places and their mailboxes. Over 2.1 million NC residents have already cast a vote in the 2020 election. Voting by absentee ballot has become increasingly …
  • Early voters flock to polls
    October 22, 2020 2:49 am
    Boulder City Review - Nevada
    Tens of thousands of people in Clark County have already participated in early voting with more than 3,000 casting their votes in Boulder City. Early voting took place at City Hall from Oct. 17-20. On the first day, the line of people waiting wound to the …
  • Virtual gala to benefit National Mill Dog Rescue
    October 21, 2020 3:31 pm
    FOX 21 News - Colorado
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- By Tuesday, October 20, more than 920,000 Coloradans had already cast their ballots ahead of the 2020 elections. If you're one of them, there are simple measures you can take to track your ballot online. You will be required …
  • Follow these steps to track your mail-in ballot in Colorado
    October 21, 2020 12:27 am
    FOX 21 News - Colorado
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — By Tuesday, October 20, more than 920,000 Coloradans had already cast their ballots ahead of the 2020 elections. If you’re one of them, there are simple measures you can take to track your ballot online. You will be required to …
  • Yes, You Can Vote With A Student ID – Your Election 2020 Questions, Answered Here
    October 20, 2020 10:22 pm
    WMFE - Florida
    The State We’re In knows some voters may be confused by voting by mail, early voting, or the long list of candidates and amendments on the ballot. We’ve been asking you to share your questions the past few weeks, and we’re starting to answer them here. …
  • Early in-person voting begins statewide today
    October 20, 2020 1:34 am
    Berthoud Weekly Surveyor - Colorado
    Special to the Surveyor Voter Service and Polling Centers (VSPCs) across Colorado are now open statewide for the November 3 General Election, enabling Coloradans to vote or drop off their ballots in-person.  Already early voting in the state has been …
  • Fire inside official ballot drop box under arson investigation
    October 19, 2020 8:47 pm
    Fox 5 - California
    by: Kristina Bravo and additional reporting by Nancy Fontan and Nexstar Media Wire Posted: Oct 19, 2020 / 12:21 PM PDT / Updated: Oct 19, 2020 / 12:21 PM PDT BALDWIN PARK, Calif. (KTLA) — Authorities are investigating a fire that ignited inside …
  • Fire that ignited inside official ballot drop box at Baldwin Park Library under investigation
    October 19, 2020 5:21 pm
    KTLA - California
    Authorities are investigating a fire that ignited inside an official ballot drop box outside the Baldwin Park Library on Sunday night. Crews responded to 4181 Baldwin Park Blvd. at around 8 p.m. to find the fire, the Los Angeles County Fire Department said …
  • Strong early voter turnout in El Dorado County
    October 17, 2020 2:12 am
    South Tahoe Now - California
    EL DORADO COUNTY, Calif. - Of the 133,251 registered voters in El Dorado County, 30,886, or 23 percent, have already turned in their ballots. The elections department does not have data from the 2016 election at the same point in time. That election had 97 …
  • Carson City’s Early Voting begins tomorrow, Saturday Oct. 17
    October 17, 2020 1:27 am
    Carson Now - Nevada
    Event Date:  Repeats every day until Fri Oct 30 2020 . October 17, 2020 (All day) October 18, 2020 (All day) October 19, 2020 (All day) October 20, 2020 (All day) October 21, 2020 (All day) October 22, 2020 (All day) October 23, 2020 (All day) October 24, …
  • "Your ballot has been spoiled:" Early voters receive unsettling text message
    October 16, 2020 9:32 pm
    WRAL 5 - North Carolina
    By Lora Lavigne, WRAL reporter Durham, N.C. — Although voting by mail has been under scrutiny for months, more than a million people in North Carolina have asked for mail-in ballots. Now, many locals are asking the same question the President himself has …
  • Federal judge scolds NC election board, won’t block state court settlement
    October 15, 2020 9:14 pm
    Carolina Public Press
    North Carolina’s Republican legislative leaders pledged to take the fight over absentee-by-mail voting to the Supreme Court of the United States after a lower federal court denied their lawsuit on Wednesday evening and partially granted their argument in …
  • DuPage clerk: Don't procrastinate when it comes to mail-in voting
    October 15, 2020 7:16 pm
    Daily Herald - Illinois
    DuPage County Clerk Jean Kaczmarek is urging voters to apply this week if they want to cast their ballots by mail for the Nov. 3 election. The deadline to submit a mail-in ballot application is Oct. 29, though election authorities and state leaders have …
  • GUEST COLUMN: Colorado's election system is up for the challenge
    October 15, 2020 12:54 pm
    The Gazette - Colorado
    Colorado’s election system is the envy of the nation and is touted as the gold standard. Since being established in 2013, we have conducted 12 elections, using this model of voting including one election (June Primary) in the middle of a pandemic — safely …
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Ken Cuccinelli in Mt. Juliet delivers ballot security message
    October 14, 2020 11:52 pm
    The Tennessean
    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Acting Deputy Secretary delivered a message in Mt. Juliet Wednesday about ballot security for the presidential election amid concerns about voter fraud. Acting Deputy Secretary Ken Cuccinelli observed the first …
  • DuPage mail-in ballot voters: Apply this week
    October 14, 2020 7:09 pm
    Positively Naperville - Illinois
    DuPage County Clerk’s Office Report DuPage County Clerk Jean Kaczmarek urges voters who intend to vote by mail in the 2020 Presidential Election to apply to the Clerk’s office this week. “I strongly advise anyone who intends to vote by mail but hasn’t …
  • Voting FAQs
    October 14, 2020 4:18 pm
    Mountain Xpress - North Carolina
    2020 General Voter Guide In addition to our comprehensive coverage of contested local races in Buncombe County, Mountain Xpress hopes to clear up some frequently asked questions about the process of voting in 2020’s general election. Below, you’ll find …
  • Early voting starts Oct. 15
    October 14, 2020 3:15 pm
    The Smoky Mountain News - North Carolina
    Early voting runs from Thursday, Oct. 15 through Oct. 31. Early voting sites in The Smoky Mountain News coverage area will include: Haywood County • Clyde Municipal Building, 8437 Carolina Blvd., Clyde • Haywood County Senior Resource Center, 81 Elmwood …
  • Absentee ballot requests hit record as early voting kicks off
    October 14, 2020 10:30 am
    WJBF 6 - Georgia
    AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) – Some people are choosing to beat the long lines in this election and opting to vote by absentee ballot instead. This presidential election voters set a record for absentee ballot requests. And there are various ways to submit that …
  • Some Franklin Co. voters should be able to start tracking ballot Wednesday
    October 14, 2020 3:37 am
    NBC4i - Ohio
    COLUMBUS (WCMH) — According to the Franklin County Board of Elections, some voters who returned their absentee ballots will begin seeing updates on the county’s ballot tracking website Wednesday. As Franklin County voters returned their ballots to the drop …
  • L.A. County ballot drop box and voting center locations
    October 12, 2020 9:55 pm
    Daily Sundial - California
    Find a bin near you to drop off your ballot before Nov. 3.   Ballot drop off locations:     This is what an official L.A. County ballot drop box looks like: An official ballot drop box was placed at the Northridge Recreational Center on Reseda Boulevard …
  • 2020 presidential election: what Orange County voters need to know about casting a ballot
    October 11, 2020 12:35 am
    Seal Beach Sun - California
    On October 5, the Orange County Registrar of Voters, the agency tasked with administering elections, began sending vote-by-mail ballots to the roughly 1.7 million registered voters in the county. As you wait for your ballot to arrive in the mail, you might …
  • Critical voting info for Colorado- Ballots mailed today, track yours online
    October 10, 2020 4:25 am
    North Denver News - Colorado
    Today,  County Clerks will begin mailing ballots to Colorado voters  To limit the spread of COVID-19, Secretary of State Jena Griswold is encouraging Coloradans to return their voted ballot by dropbox or mail. Dropbox locations are available across the …
  • Colorado Voters Will Soon Find Ballots In Their Mailboxes
    October 9, 2020 6:20 am
    CBS 4 Denver - Colorado
    WELD COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– Colorado law determines that ballots can be sent 25 days in advance of Election Day. That date is Friday. “Of course when there is national coverage, and national things are being said, there’s always an increase in calls and …
  • 1 Million Voters Registered In Santa Clara County For November Election
    October 8, 2020 4:18 am
    CBS News Bay Area - California
    SAN JOSE (CBS SF) – Santa Clara County reached a record high one million registered voters for the Nov. 3 presidential elections. “We’ve seen the percentage of registered voters climb higher and higher and that’s exciting for us here at the Registrar’s …
  • Eagerly awaited election ballots to hit El Paso County mailboxes Friday
    October 7, 2020 7:21 pm
    The Gazette - Colorado
    The wait for those eager to vote in this year's election is nearly over: ballots for the Nov. 3 General Election will be mailed Friday, El Paso County Clerk and Recorder Chuck Broerman said. Roughly 425,000 ballots are ready to go out to about 178,000 …
  • Important voting deadlines NC voters should know
    October 7, 2020 10:18 am
    WRAL 5 - North Carolina
    There are only a few days left to register to vote on Election Day or by mail. You can check your voter registration status on the State Board of Elections website. If you’re not registered, you can do so online. WRAL's Voter Guide has sample ballots, …
  • Early Voting Begins In California, Mail-In Ballots To Arrive In Mailboxes This Week
    October 6, 2020 4:21 am
    CBS News Los Angeles - California
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Early voting began Monday in California, with in-person polls open at the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s headquarters in Norwalk, drop-off boxes ready for ballots in Orange County, and vote-by-mail ballots headed for mailboxes …
  • Ballot box at Pierce
    October 6, 2020 3:12 am
    Roundup - California
    Pierce College’s campus may be closed, but for those in the community looking to exercise their right to vote, the college offers a way to do so.  A new ballot box has been placed on the corner of Winnetka Avenue and Victory Boulevard. CCC Vice Chancellor …
  • Monday is the last day to register to vote in the Nov. 3 election
    October 4, 2020 4:10 am
    The Rome News-Tribune - Georgia
    Anyone who has put off signing up to vote in the Nov. 3 elections has until close of business on Monday to get registered. Early voting will run from Monday, Oct. 12, until Friday, Oct. 30. Gordon County will host Saturday voting during that time on Oct. …
  • Front line against fraud: County election workers log long hours processing absentee ballots
    October 3, 2020 4:28 am
    Carolina Public Press
    Worried about voting by mail? Or that North Carolina’s by-mail voting system is ripe for fraud? Don’t be. All over the state, election workers are doing what Lori Huskins did Monday in the Mitchell County elections office: methodically scanning the unique …
  • Turn Out the Vote in November
    October 3, 2020 2:12 am
    Q Notes
    “Vote for our lives.” “Your vote is your voice.” These and other “Get Out the Vote” campaign slogans are fueling communities around the Carolinas fighting against voter suppression efforts in a vital election that is loaded with political division, a …
  • Fulton’s Nov. 3 election prep includes hole impacting Chattahoochee Hills and Palmetto
    October 2, 2020 9:06 pm
    Marietta Daily Journal - Georgia
    Fulton County’s plan for the Nov. 3 general election includes 30 early voting precincts plus other outreach or mobile locations, but it’s still lacking in one area. The county won’t have a polling location in the cities of Chattahoochee Hills or Palmetto …
  • More than 300,000 North Carolina voters have successfully cast ballots by mail
    October 1, 2020 11:32 pm
    WNCT 9 - North Carolina
    RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCT) With 33 days until the November 3 election, county boards of elections have approved the absentee ballots of about 300,000 voters. This means 4% of registered voters in North Carolina have already cast their ballots in the 2020 general …
  • Common mistakes to avoid when voting absentee
    October 1, 2020 12:33 am
    WWAY - North Carolina
    BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Nearly 20,000 absentee ballots requested and almost 7,500 ballots returned and approved in Brunswick County with two weeks away from the beginning of early voting. Brunswick County Board of Elections Director Sara Knotts says …
  • Mail-in voting soars in NC as the pandemic reshapes the election
    September 30, 2020 6:06 am
    The Chronicle - North Carolina
    More than 248,000 mail-in ballots have already been cast in North Carolina, with Durham County at more than 14,000.  North Carolina voters have cast 248,400 absentee ballots as of Sept. 28, compared with 191,606 total absentee ballots cast in the 2016 …
  • Three ways to vote in El Dorado County
    September 30, 2020 6:05 am
    South Tahoe Now - California
    EL DORADO COUNTY, Calif. - Ballots for the November 3 General Election were mailed on Monday to the over 130,000 registered voters in El Dorado County. “There has been significant news and concern about the United States Postal Service’s ability to handle …
  • As Americans worry about mailed ballots, most states now offer a way to track them
    September 29, 2020 11:35 pm
    NBC News
    Forty-six states have quietly adopted a free way for every voter to track their ballot this year, a potential rebuttal to fears that voting by mail is inherently risky. Ballot-tracking systems, a first for most states this presidential election, are a …
  • Absentee ballot tracking tool launched in Georgia for Nov. 3 election
    September 29, 2020 10:50 pm
    The Rome News-Tribune - Georgia
    Georgians planning to vote by mail in the Nov. 3 general election have a new way to track the status of their absentee ballots after requesting one. Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s office has launched a new online tracking system called BallotTrax …
  • Get in loser, we're going voting! How, when and where to vote in this election
    September 29, 2020 9:51 pm
    Connect Savannah - Georgia
    THIS YEAR'S general election includes the highly anticipated presidential election, as well as two Georgia Senate races and Savannah’s district attorney and county commissioner races. It’s an important time to make your voice heard. Are you ready to …
  • In NC, consequences of Postal Service slowdown extend beyond the mailbox
    September 29, 2020 9:01 pm
    WRAL 5 - North Carolina
    By NC Watchdog Reporting Network By the time headlines across the country began to detail concerns over the U.S. Postal Service, Brunswick County resident Robert Brunson had already suffered the consequences. A diabetic, Brunson regularly ordered his …
  • Where’s my vote? Tracking ID guarantees that your mail-in ballot is counted in the 2020 election
    September 28, 2020 11:05 am
    MarketWatch
    Americans have been able to vote by mail since the Civil War, and they’ve trusted that a mailed-in ballot would be counted — and counted correctly. Now the coronavirus pandemic is driving many questions around the November 2020 elections, and one of the …
  • Georgians can now get alerts about their absentee ballot
    September 27, 2020 4:26 pm
    The Washington Times
    ATLANTA (AP) - Georgians who choose to vote by mail are getting another way to keep track of their ballot throughout the process. BallotTrax, a service launched in Georgia on Friday, will allow voters to receive text messages, phone calls or emails about …
  • Judicial Voter Guide 2020 on the way
    September 25, 2020 9:05 pm
    Blowing Rocket
    All North Carolina households — about 4.7 million in all — will soon receive the Judicial Voter Guide 2020. The 2020 guide contains information about all candidates for N.C. Supreme Court and N.C. Court of Appeals. It also includes important election dates …
  • Black voters' mail-in ballots in NC rejected twice as often as whites. Why?
    September 25, 2020 12:44 pm
    WNCT 9 - North Carolina
    RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Mail-in ballots cast by Black voters during the past three weeks have been rejected more than twice as often as those from white voters, a CBS17.com data analysis found. State Board of Elections data Thursday indicate 203,307 of …
  • Voting begins today in the suburbs: What you need to know
    September 24, 2020 9:32 pm
    Daily Herald - Illinois
    As voting begins around the suburbs today, election officials hope one message rises above the political din over the presidential election: Don't procrastinate. Vote-by-mail applications have flooded county clerk's offices as voters take advantage …
  • 'Today is historic': Long lines and waits as early voters turn out in force
    September 24, 2020 9:32 pm
    Daily Herald - Illinois
    Voters around the suburbs are turning out in droves for the start of early voting Thursday, waiting in line for hours to cast their ballots in the presidential election. The coronavirus pandemic and a heated election year are upending what would normally …
  • Important voting deadlines draw near
    September 23, 2020 5:23 pm
    The Smoky Mountain News - North Carolina
    The General Election is Tuesday, Nov. 3, and there are plenty of ways to vote early, or vote from the comfort of one’s own home, but there are a lot of deadlines and procedural steps that voters need to be aware of, to ensure their vote counts. Here’s a …
  • Voter registration deadline approaching
    September 23, 2020 2:15 pm
    Yadkin Ripple - North Carolina
    The voter registration deadline for the 2020 general election is swiftly approaching. Oct. 9 by 5 p.m. is the final day voters may register or make changes to their registration ahead of the November election. Absentee by mail voting began on Sept. 4 and …
  • Will Your Mail-In Vote Count? Track It and Find Out.
    September 22, 2020 4:34 pm
    SF Gate - California
    Will Your Mail-In Vote Count? Track It and Find Out. The vast majority of states have some sort of technology in place to track your mail-in ballot, according to a surprisingly positive report by the Washington Post. As tech reporter Geoffrey A. Fowler …
  • State Board of Elections: 'Unprecedented' demand slowing online ballot-tracking service
    September 21, 2020 6:54 pm
    WRAL 5 - North Carolina
    By Travis Fain, WRAL statehouse reporter Raleigh, N.C. — A massive spike in absentee ballot requests has caused a backlog at local boards of elections, delaying for some voters the initial steps it takes to process a request and send out a ballot, the …
  • DuPage County Clerk addresses contents of letter to electors
    September 19, 2020 3:29 am
    Positively Naperville - Illinois
    Statement from DuPage County Clerk Jean Kaczmarek on Vote by Mail Letter sent by Secretary of State’s Office to Voters. Over the past few days, many DuPage County voters have received a letter from Secretary of State Jesse White’s office alerting them that …
  • How to track your ballot like a UPS package
    September 18, 2020 12:18 pm
    The Washington Post
    I did a double take: For once, there’s a new use for technology that might build confidence in our democracy, rather than tear it down. Turns out, California isn’t alone. Gearing up for the largest vote-by-mail election in American history, a patchwork of …
  • Questions about North Carolina’s absentee ballots? Well, we have some answers
    September 17, 2020 10:19 am
    Gaston Gazette - North Carolina
    Thousands of voters have already sent in their mail-in ballots, but nearly 1,700 have been rejected. Why? Lukas Hoff, a graduate student in Carrboro, wasn’t used to North Carolina’s mail-in voting process. In 2016, he lived in Colorado where every …
  • Tracking your vote: New NC elections tool lets voters check on status of mailed ballots
    September 14, 2020 11:34 pm
    Carolina Public Press
    Voting by mail just got an upgrade in North Carolina. Now, voters can track their by-mail ballots step by step, from when their county board of elections sends their ballot to when it is returned and accepted.  On Friday, the N.C. Board of Elections …
  • State Board of Elections launches absentee ballot tracking service for voters
    September 12, 2020 8:38 am
    WNCT 9 - North Carolina
    RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCT) North Carolina voters who vote by mail can now track the status of their absentee ballot with a new online service called BallotTrax. It’s one of three ways voters who cast their ballot by mail in North Carolina can ensure their ballot …