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Supreme Court Leaves Absentee Ballot Deadline At Nov 12

Mailed ballots postmarked on or before Election Day must be received by 5 pm on November 12 in order to be counted: SC

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Supreme Court Leaves Absentee Ballot Deadline At Nov 12
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The justices refused to disturb a decision by the State Board of Elections to lengthen the period from three to nine days, pushing back the deadline to November 12.
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Supreme Court Leaves Absentee Ballot Deadline At Nov 12
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2020-10-29T08:26:19+05:30

The Supreme Court will allow absentee ballots in North Carolina to be received and counted up to 9 days after Election Day, in a win for Democrats.

The justices on Wednesday refused to disturb a decision by the State Board of Elections to lengthen the period from three to nine days, pushing back the deadline to November 12.

The board's decision was part of a legal settlement with a union-affiliated group.

Under the Supreme Court's order, mailed ballots postmarked on or before Election Day must be received by 5 pm on November 12 in order to be counted.

Three conservative justices, Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch and Clarence Thomas, dissented.

New Justice Amy Coney Barrett took no part in the case.


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