My ballot status was updated to “ballot returned” within a reasonable time after mailing (about 6-7 days), but has been sitting in that purgatory since then. I’ve seen some chatter on other mail-in ballot threads that ballots had moved to “accepted” or “under review” within a few days after going to “ballot returned,” but mine has been sitting at “ballot returned” for 15+ days now. Anyone else experiencing this kind of lengthy delay before moving to “accepted” (or other statuses)? How long have other people’s ballots taken to move on from “ballot returned?” Read More
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I saw the post a couple of weeks ago about what to do with mail in ballots showing up at your address for people who no longer live there and wondered what it took to remove your name of the voting register when you move to a different state. (This also came out of an argument with a family member about voter fraud). Read More
I got two absentee ballots for old tenants. I wrote return to sender wrong address and put them in the mail. They were sent back to me. Heard of any solutions?”
My husband and I dropped our ballots off in our neighborhood drop box (in front of the local library) on Monday, but the DC board of elections tracking page still doesn’t show our ballots as received. Any guidance from DC about how long we should wait before we start to panic? We thought the drop boxes were picked up daily!” Read More
I am not sure if this is common. I went passed the ballot drop box and a person who wanted to drop off their ballot thought it was locked. It does look locked, but there is a darken piece is plastic that covers the entry point seamlessly, given the impression of a locked ballot box.”
Ed. Note: See all the drop box locations here. UPDATE: All boxes now open.
“DC voters: If you’re using a drop box for your mail ballot, don’t misinterpret the padlock on the front of the box. The ballot slot (above the padlock) is indeed OPEN. I saw several people start to turn away, thinking the drop box wasn’t accepting ballots.”
Ed. Note: You can “Track the status of your mail-in ballot, from printed to accepted” here.
Despite receiving all of the lead-up mailings from the DC Board of Elections (so I know my address is correct), I haven’t yet received my ballot. The same is true for a few people in my building.
I can’t seem to find anything online. Should we have received them by now? Are they sending them out in batches? If so, it doesn’t seem to be by last name.
If anyone in the community may know, that would be great. Thanks!”
I received my absentee ballot from DCBOE the other day, and I’m curious about the holes punched through both the return ballot envelope and secrecy sleeve. These holes appear to be a deliberate feature, but they seem odd nevertheless. Any idea what purpose they serve? It didn’t seem quite worth bothering the DCBOE hotline over, given other more critical priorities around running the election.”
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There was a little confusion from some over the weekend who found these boxes locked. But that’s because they open today (until 8:00 pm on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3, 2020.)!! Find all locations here. Please note a few won’t open until Thursday: Read More
Thanks to Erin for sending:
“Saw this guy getting dropped off at 14th/U St NW this morning. The guy doing it said others should be in place today.
Here is a link to all of the locations in case people haven’t seen it. There are many throughout the city #VOTE.”
Mail-in-Ballot Drop Box Locations Read More
Been getting, unfortunately, a lot of messages about this:
I have a question on what to do with the (no less than) 5 ballots DC has sent to my address, all for different people. Read More
Thanks to Paul for sending the latest from Q Street: “Barbies Endorsement was never in question.”