Are absentee ballots counted?

Yes, all votes are counted, whether they're cast in-person or by absentee ballot.  

It is a common misconception that absentee ballots are only counted during very tight races.  This misconception stems from two things: one, absentee ballots are often counted for days after the election since many are coming from abroad; two, absentee ballots are often a small percentage of all voted ballots.  Many elections have a clear winner, so the absentee ballots that are still being counted after election night don't affect the results as predicted right after the polls close.  As absentee voting becomes more popular, however, an increasing number of elections are decided by absentee ballots.  

So vote absentee and be counted!   We'll help you get your absentee ballot.  

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