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PDF Document EMG Chapter 7: Absentee Voting and Vote by Mail
Posted on May 13, 2010

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Ballots are cast by mail in every State. However, the management of absentee voting and vote by mail varies through the nation based on State law. Differences relate to State laws, rules and regulations that control which voters can request a ballot by mail. This chapter provides information including and specific procedures on ballot preparation, mailing, reception, processing, storage, and security.




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