Seven American States Begin Early Voting For 2020 Elections

Seven  US states including Minnesota and Missouri have already started the process of early voting in the form of mail-in ballots or absentee voting

Raghav N

September 23, 2020

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While the United States Presidential Elections are more than a month away, seven states have already started the process of early voting in the form of mail-in ballots or absentee voting. The states include Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, South Dakota, Vermont, Virginia and Wyoming.

Advanced polling was introduced in the US for American citizens living outside the country and for the members of the military and merchant Marines and their families.

The options to vote include mail-in voting, email, fax, ballots and even web portals. While the process of postal voting has been prevalent in America for more than 100 years, the build up to the 2020 elections has seen much controversy around this method.

One of the reasons according to political experts of the nation is the endorsement of this by the Democrats and the increasing number of states and voters registering themselves due to the pandemic. Second, President Donald Trump has consistently casted aspersions over the credibility of the mail-in polling structure, even calling it fraudulent.

This time, conflicting states like Nevada have dismissed the fight against the adoption of the postal electoral method. As opposed to 33 million mail-in votes in the 2016 elections, 2020 has seen a ten-fold increase in the registration for the postal ballot.

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