Prior to Election Day
On Election Day before polls close
On Election Day after polls close
After Election Day
Varies by locality
= Toss-up state
Every state gives voters the chance to cast early ballots — some by mail, some in person, some both. When those ballots are tallied by election officials varies by state.
When early votes are counted
Advance votes are counted...
Tracking mail-in ballots
Notifying if problems
States allowing voters to see if their early votes are received by election officials
States requiring a voter be notified if a signature problem arises on a mail-in ballot
Source: AP Election Research Group; National Conference of State legislatures