Twenty-seven states and the District of Columbia allow anyone who is registered to vote to use an absentee ballot. Twenty require an excuse. Three vote 100% by mail.
This week’s states with vote-by-mail (absentee) deadlines are mostly on Friday October 26. Alaska’s deadline is Saturday, October 27.
You can vote in the comfort of your home (no lines!). Take as long as you like with all the research/notes that you need.
Should a recount be needed, your ballot is printed on paper and thus not susceptible to actual or theoretical problems with a computer. This makes paper voting more secure.
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