Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentElections · 2 months ago

Are mail in voting and absentee voting counted on Nov 3, or on  different days?

10 Answers

  • Daisy
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    You may be confusing mail in ballots and absentee ballots- those are the same (at least in Ohio).   The ballots will be counted on November 3rd as usual.

    There are some ballots that come in from overseas (those in the military vote and their ballots are sometimes counted a few days or a few weeks after the General Election).

    In my state of Ohio- the ballots that are returned by mail to the Board of Elections in each county must be postmarked by Nov. 3rd.   Those that arrive after that are not usually counted unless there were problems with the mail delivery (like poor weather).

    Those who vote provisionally- these are the same ballots we all use, but because of problems with registration- they are placed in special envelopes and are counted once the BOE has inspected them and decided that the voter was qualified to vote and his/her vote counted in the precinct in which he/she voted.  

    Got it?

  • Clive
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    In which state?

  • 1 month ago

    As far as I know, we have never done mail-in voting

  • 1 month ago

    YOU really have no idea what the DEMS are trying to do. 


    Here is a little lesson for you so you will know the DIFFERENCE between what the CURRENT LAW IS and WHAT THE DEMS are wanting:'First of all universal mail in voting is different than existing absentee ballot voting.,With universal mail in ballots every voter gets a ballot in the mail.With our existing absentee ballot system voters must request an absentee ballot in order to receive one in the mail.'That distinction is very important for several reasons.'If every voter gets a ballot by mail and then is supposed to return a ballot by mail that places an enormously different burden on election systems whether it's the mail service and the post office or the system to validate signatures.'If everybody gets a ballot by mail automatically that also encouragesballot harvesting which means third-party individuals showing up atyour door to try to collect your ballot, which leads to problems we'll discuss in a moment, but this difference between universal mail and voting and existing absentee ballots is critical.'So don't let democrats tell you there is no difference so there are five major problems with universal mail-in voting.' 1. We already have proof that mail-in voting leads to ballot harvesting, and ballot piracy in California, North Carolina and Texaspeople have been either caught or convicted of ballot harvesting already.Specifically in Texas ballot pirates intercepted the ballots the mail-inballots of older voters and forced them to sign the ballots that were already filled out.'In California Democratic Operatives were caught offering to return ballots to polling locations for voters, but only if the voters were Democrats.'In North Carolina a republican candidate was rightly forcedto drop out of his race after he was caught engaging in an illegal ballot harvesting scheme that's.'2. Post Office incompetence is a real issue, in New York 20,000 mail-in ballots were not postmarked by the post office and were thrown out after the recent election, then a judge ruled that those ballots must be counted.'Now the problems with this are obvious.,If the ballots are legitimate and the Post Office incompetence is to blame then throwing out the ballots without postmarks is the definition of voter disenfranchisement'If the ballots cannot be certified or verified as legitimate then there's a possibility of fraud.'Then counting the ballots without postmarks is also the definition ofvoter disenfranchisement it's a lose-lose. '3. Elections, especially down ballot races are often decided by razor thin margins.'In the state of Florida for example the gubernatorial race in 2018 was decided by just 30 000 votes.'In Ohio a congressional race was decided by mere hundreds of votes.'So the accuracy of which ballots are valid and which are not is veryvery important.'4. Our system of government requires definitive outcomes to elections obviously, but look at New York, we're weeks out fromone statewide election and we don't have definitive outcomesbecause of the mail-in voting.'5. Finally a new CDC study shows there was no spike in covet-19cases after the Wisconsin elections, so the argument that people can't risk their health to vote in person is moot.'The heart of the matter is this.'There is tremendous vulnerability to fraud and incompetence and inaccuracy with universal mail in voting and we shouldn't wait for this to happen for fraud and incompetence related to universal mail and voting to ruin an election before we protect against it.'ALSO it is a FACT.... NEW YORK has TURNED DOWN something like 18,000 votes which they finally decided was NOT LEGAL VOTES.. THE Mainstream Media only mentioned it ONCE the day it was announced and never mentioned it again. ' You can fact check it if you want to but the DEMS were in charge of counting and decided to NOT COUNT WHAT THEY DIDNT WANT..

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  • Desire
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Dems will continue to count and return fake ballots until they win just like they did in California.

  • 1 month ago

    The count starts when the poles close.

  • 2 months ago

    It usually takes several days to count them, and it will probably take even longer this year than usual.

  • Edwena
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    There is no set rule.  Sometimes, if the count is in favor of the democrats, they will count it several times and add all of the count totals in. Democrats are not strong with arithmetic. 

  • Daro
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    No way.

    It could take months.

  • hamel5
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    They are counted as they come in, but aren't reported any earlier than election day. 

    If things get screwy - it could delay the election being called by days or weeks.  

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