A change in the election law now requires all Boards of Election to canvass absentee ballots received in their office every 4 days. All absentee ballots that are to be counted, will be scanned before election day at the Board of Elections. No results can be printed until the close of polls on Election Night. Election Night results will include results from Early Voting, Election Day and Absentee ballots. Absentee ballots can still be received by the Board of Election up to 7 days after the election as long as they are postmarked no later than election day. After the 7 day deadline we open and count all valid absentee ballots received timely, any ballots that need to be counted manually, along with all valid affidavit ballots. Those results are included in the certified election result.
With this new law any Absentee voter, (including Permanent Absentee voters) who have been issued an Absentee ballot, will no longer have the ability to vote in person on the voting machine. If you wish to vote in person, either during Early Voting or on Election Day, it will be by Affidavit ballot only.