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Can You FedEx Your Ballot? Vote-by-Mail Facts You Need To Know Before Nov. 3

GOBankingRates Logo By Levi Leidy of GOBankingRates | Slide 1 of 6: Voting by mail is a relatively new and controversial practice that few states had streamlined prior to this election. But if you’re a resident of Washington, Oregon, Montana, Colorado, Utah, Arizona or California, you may be confused as to what all the buzz is about; after all, voting by mail is by far the most common voting method in these states. The majority of states are, in fact, allowing mail-in ballots in 2020. The New York Times estimates that at least 75% of American voters will have this option and that 80 million will use it — more than doubling the number of mail-in ballots in 2016. If you’re a voting-by-mail newbie or need to catch up on the rules, here’s what you should know before casting your ballot.  Last updated: Oct. 22, 2020

Voting by mail is a relatively new and controversial practice that few states had streamlined prior to this election. But if you’re a resident of Washington, Oregon, Montana, Colorado, Utah, Arizona or California, you may be confused as to what all the buzz is about; after all, voting by mail is by far the most common voting method in these states.

The majority of states are, in fact, allowing mail-in ballots in 2020. The New York Times estimates that at least 75% of American voters will have this option and that 80 million will use it — more than doubling the number of mail-in ballots in 2016.

If you’re a voting-by-mail newbie or need to catch up on the rules, here’s what you should know before casting your ballot.

Last updated: Oct. 22, 2020
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