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Absentee voters urged to check their ballot status

By: - November 2, 2020 1:53 pm

Louisiana voters who mailed in their ballots can see if their ballots have been received by visiting, according to Louisiana Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin’s office. In order to be counted for Tuesday’s election, ballots must be received by 4:30 p.m. today, Monday, Nov. 2.

An exception is made for military personnel and other voters who are currently out of the country. Their ballots have to be received by 8 p.m. Election Day.

Voters who find that their ballots have not been received by the deadline can vote in person at their appropriate polling place.

Ardoin’s office says in a press release that his office’s Elections Compliance Unit is investigating a report that a ballot addressed to the East Baton Rouge Registrar of Voters was among the items in two bins of stolen mail discovered in Harris County, Texas, last week.  “Texas election officials have made contact with the East Baton Rouge Registrar of Voters,” Ardoin said in that statement, “and we are working with the ROV to contact the voter and offer a voting solution.”

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