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Tue Oct 27, 2020, 10:21 PM

This is probably a dumb question

Can you request an absentee ballot, not complete/return it, and then show up in person to vote?

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idziak4ever1234 Oct 2020 OP
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Response to idziak4ever1234 (Original post)

Tue Oct 27, 2020, 10:22 PM

1. Different states have different rules about that. nt

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Response to idziak4ever1234 (Original post)

Tue Oct 27, 2020, 10:22 PM

2. Check

with your local Board of Elections.

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Response to idziak4ever1234 (Original post)

Tue Oct 27, 2020, 10:23 PM

3. Not sure but heard you can take it with when you vote and surrender it then vote.

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Response to idziak4ever1234 (Original post)

Tue Oct 27, 2020, 10:23 PM

4. In Nevada, yes. They dispose of the mail-in ballot when you get in line.

You should be able to find the information on your official State website.

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Response to idziak4ever1234 (Original post)

Tue Oct 27, 2020, 10:25 PM

5. Yes, they will/may ask why you didn't return it,

and then they may give you a PROVISIONAL ballot; happened to my friend, in MD.

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Response to idziak4ever1234 (Original post)

Tue Oct 27, 2020, 10:25 PM

6. I think he/she is asking,

if he/she filled out a ballot incorrectly and sent it in. I would call the county election office if that is the question?

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Response to idziak4ever1234 (Original post)

Tue Oct 27, 2020, 10:27 PM

7. In some states you can.

But go online to your state voter registration sight and find a number to call. You may have to do something to be able to vote in person.

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Response to idziak4ever1234 (Original post)

Tue Oct 27, 2020, 10:33 PM

8. In Az I read on county recorders office that you have to bring the ballot to

polling place and surrender your mail in ballot and they let you vote in person

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Response to idziak4ever1234 (Original post)

Tue Oct 27, 2020, 10:35 PM

9. in Virginia yes.

You bring it to the voting location and they void it allowing you to cast a regular one on the spot. I did just that.

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Response to idziak4ever1234 (Original post)

Tue Oct 27, 2020, 10:40 PM

10. We did (in Nevada), and

we had to relinquish our mail-in ballots in order to vote in person. I believe you still could vote, though, even if you no longer had the mail-in ballot, but in that case you would have to sign an affidavit.

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Response to idziak4ever1234 (Original post)

Tue Oct 27, 2020, 10:41 PM

11. Not a dumb question at all.

It depends on your state. In Florida, a person can “surrender” a mail ballot to poll workers and get an in person ballot on the spot. The mail in ballot gets destroyed and the person then casts a live in-person vote.

Check with your state’s board of elections to see what the procedure is in your state.

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