President Donald Trump casts his ballot early and in-person in Florida
Oct 25 2020
Most counties seem to want to do this, and it would permit us to make an earlier decision as to who won the election.
The GOP challengers said the board usurped the power given to state legislatures by the Constitution to set the rules for conducting elections. The lawsuit is likely to be handled more quickly in state court.
The county is already counting early ballots, thanks to a new state law giving officials an extra week to count.
Democrats are urging people to vote early as a precaution, and in some cases long lines have formed at places where voters can drop off their ballots. In-person absentee voting will continue through 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 2, at the same location.
"If your neighbor is not in the military and their ballot doesn't get there until the Friday after the election, it doesn't count".
The governor also established in the order that qualified voters concerned about exposure to the virus could be considered "unavoidably absent" for purposes of the law, allowing them to vote absentee.
With the Maine Legislature unable to meet before Election Day to extend the deadline, Jabar supported granting an injunction allowing properly postmarked ballots to be counted if they arrived within two days of November 3.
The suit calls the deadline arbitrary, noting that "is particularly true in the upcoming election, where county clerks across Arkansas received more than 70,000 absentee ballots with two weeks still to go until election day".
As a result, the lawsuit states, the number of requests for absentee ballots in Arkansas "has been dramatically higher in 2020 than in previous years".
In the unanimous ruling, the court said that ballots may not be tossed over concerns that the voter's signature on their ballot does not resemble their signature on their voter registration form.
All ballots in Missouri must be received by the local election office by 7 p.m. on Election Day.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Friday ruled that ballots can not be thrown out if the signature on the ballot does not match the signature on the ballot application.
The tally by the US Elections Project, run by the University of Florida, said on Friday that more than 35 million people have now voted by mail and more than 15 million in person by leaving their ballots in designated drop boxes.