5 Things to do to Keep Your Ballot from Rejection

by Sep 8, 2020Blog0 comments

Happy Tuesday!  Today is September 8, 2020, we are now 8 weeks away from Election Day.  In some states, thanks to early voting, election day begins later this month!   Keeping in tune with this month’s “Know Before You Go (Vote)” theme, I want to begin this week’s reminder by drawing your attention to the below NBC News article:
5 Things to do to Keep Your Ballot from Rejection

In response to the news article, the “know your state’s deadlines” topic, will be the highlight in this week’s reminder on voting.  When it comes to voting, state deadlines usually center on the following activities:

Voter Registration: includes registering first time voters and/or returning citizens, confirming registration status, & re-registering voters purged from the voting rolls
Ballot Request: includes using state law prescribed remedies to request an absentee or mail-in ballot
Ballot Submission: includes using state law prescribed remedies to cast a completed ballot on an in-person or absentee basis
It’s extremely important to know that or more of the activities mentioned above may have deadlines that differ from another, which varies from state-to-state.   Not knowing these deadlines mean that you run the risk of not having your ballot counted this fall!  In closing, I leave you with a comprehensive guide that you can use (and bookmark) to ensure that your ballot is counted, no matter where you live in the USA:
The Best Way to Vote in Every State
U.S. Vote Foundation: State Voting Requirements & Information / Ballot Return Options (50 state guide)
USPS Election Mail for Voters
File an Online Complaint: USPS Office of Inspector General (USPS OIG)
Election Protection Hotline (866-OUR-VOTE)
Everything You Need to Vote
Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) for U.S. military members & overseas U.S. citizens