Mail-in ballot requests hit record high in Jacksonville
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – More than 130,000 requests already have been received by the Duval County Supervisor of Elections for mail-in ballots. But even though you can wait that long, it’s recommended that you request your mail-in ballot sooner. Postal Service anticipates it might take at least a week to deliver mail-in ballots to election supervisors. Requests for mail-in ballots can be made online, over the phone or in person. Remember, a mail-in ballot must be received by 7 p.m. on Nov. 3 or else it will not be counted.
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Restrictions and types of early voting vary by state, but 40 states and the District of Columbia do offer some form of early voting. Turning in ballots at a local election office or polling locationJust about every state allows voters to bring ballots in person to turn them in at local election offices. If you’re not close to a local election office to turn in a ballot, some states allow ballots to be turned in to alternate locations or the polling locations. New Hampshire and Vermont allow voters to return ballots to a polling place. Drop boxesThese are special containers that allow voters to drop off absentee or mail-in ballots in sealed envelopes.