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Worried about whether your vote will count? Here’s how to submit a ballot without using the mail

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Photo by Michele Eve Sandberg/Corbis (Getty Images)

With the United States Postal Service mired in financial issues and the COVID-19 pandemic making people more hesitant to go to polling locations to vote, many are worried about how their absentee ballots (those requested by voters to be sent in the mail) and mail-in ballots (ballots some states send out on their own) can be counted in the upcoming primary and general elections.

Fortunately, there are other ways people can make sure their ballots get to the right place so they can be counted, according to CBS News.

Have you considered the following?

Early voting in-person

This is where voters are allowed to cast votes in person at a time prior to the election to avoid crowds.

Restrictions and types of early voting vary by state, but 40 states and the District of Columbia do offer some form of early voting.

To find out more information by state on early voting, click or tap here.

Turning in ballots at a local election office or polling location


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