The safety, security and reliability of mail-in voting has been the subject of a national debate which will likely continue well past Nov. 3. An astounding number of absentee and mail-in ballots have been requested and already submitted, but submitting your ballot is no guarantee that your vote will be counted.
There have been more than 1 million votes already cast in the 2020 election according to CNN, out of 30 million ballot requests. A majority of the ballots cast so far are from competitive swing states, specifically North Carolina and Wisconsin. There have been over 300,000 votes cast in Wisconsin and over 275,000 cast in North Carolina, per CNN. (RELATED: Here Are All The States That Have Extended Their Mail-In Ballot Receipt Deadline)