This spreadsheet outlines key dates and deadlines from six battleground states (Arizona, Florida, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin). Deadlines may vary depending on how an application or ballot is returned, whether by mail, email, phone, fax, or in person. Users can filter by states if they so choose; the spreadsheet is live and will update as rulings impact election timelines.
This spreadsheet outlines key dates and deadlines from all 50 states and DC. Deadlines may vary depending on how an application or ballot is returned, whether by mail, email, phone, fax, or in person. Users can filter by states if they so choose; the spreadsheet is live and will update as rulings impact election timelines.
The 2020 general election has officially begun, and voters around the country are beginning to receive absentee ballots. Yet fifty states have fifty sets of rules, and different options are available to voters depending on the election rules that govern them.
Because of the anticipated increase in mail-in ballots in 2020, and the associated risk of an increase in the number of rejected ballots, signature verification rules and practices have come under renewed scrutiny ahead of the November election. This report examines the current signature verification landscape across the United States, with a particular emphasis on the battleground states of Arizona, Florida, North Carolina, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
The United State Postal Service (USPS), consistently polled as America’s favorite federal agency, has faced financial strain over the past decade; when the COVID-19 pandemic struck, its financial future became bleaker still. Many of the fears that the agency will not be able to handle vote-by-mail ballots before the November election are overstated, but voters should nevertheless return completed absentee ballots at least a week before Election Day to avoid any last-minute postal delays.
A comprehensive aggregation of publicly available resources regarding vote by mail, designed primarily for election officials considering expansion of vote by mail and others seeking a deeper understanding of the current vote-by-mail landscape and expansion policies under consideration in many states.