Over 1.1 million people have already voted in the BC election

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The tally by the US Elections Project, run by the University of Florida, said on Friday that more than 35 million people have now voted by mail and more than 15 million in person by leaving their ballots in designated drop boxes. The agency is expecting about 500,000 absentee ballots overall this election.

The number of people registered to vote - 308,296 - is the highest since 1996, the first year for which the county has data.

Elections BC will begin counting mail-in votes 13 days after election day on Saturday to ensure no duplicate votes are cast.

Maybe your ballot was damaged when it arrived, or you could have misplaced it.

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"Never before have so many voters voted before election day in British Columbia electoral history", said the chief electoral officer, Anton Boegman.

Specifically, mail-in and other absentee ballots could impact close races, with the delay meaning we could be waiting weeks to find out who the victor is.

It complains that Arkansas Code Annotated 7-5-416, known as the Absentee Ballot Statute, violates the Arkansas Constitution by creating a timeline that is impossible to comply with without disenfranchising voters whose ballots were received on time and that would otherwise be valid.

Voter accessibility advocates have also notched key victories in other states, including Wisconsin, where an appeals court agreed last month to give voters more time to return their absentee ballots. That voter's eligibility also needs to be verified. We don't understand why our votes can't be preprocessed prior to Election Day, so that our votes can be counted right away.

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"If your neighbor is not in the military and their ballot doesn't get there until the Friday after the election, it doesn't count". Missouri officials only count late absentee ballots sent in by active duty military members and their immediate family.

Ideally, Bogeman would like to see the final count start on the scheduled date of November 6.

The agency has promised to provide as much information to the public as possible throughout the counting process.

British Columbians had seven days - up from the previous six in 2017 - to cast their votes in advance.

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Resident Drew Hall said he chose to vote in person to make sure his ballot was counted.

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