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Will Your Ballot Be Thrown Out If It Arrives After Election Day?

Posted on AllSides October 30th, 2020
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Author Elizabeth Gilbert—famous for her memoir Eat, Pray, Love—claimed on Facebook Wednesday that “Even if your mail-in ballot is postmarked today, if it arrives after Election Day, it will be thrown out.”

Gilbert’s post overgeneralizes and is therefore wrong. While it is true that some states will not count ballots that arrive after Election Day, mail-in voting deadlines vary from state to state, and many states will accept ballots that were postmarked before election day but arrive after November 3. Alaska, for example, will accept absentee ballots postmarked on November...

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