These states are still in the process of adding mail-in and absentee ballots, which could take anywhere from one day to an entire week to count, especially since some states allow ballots to come in later.
Earlier this week, I rounded up how long each state takes to count their ballots. With the latest updates, I’ve picked out the battleground states we’re waiting on to give a clearer look at what America is waiting on.
- No predictions about what ballots will be counted before election night.
- A court order allows officials to count mail votes beginning two weeks before the election.
- A large amount of mail ballots are expected on election night.
- It could take a few days for the ballots to be counted.
- Winners likely to be announced by Thursday, Nov. 4.
- Official results might not arrive on Nov. 6.
- Ballot processing begins on Election Day, or the day before in some areas.
- Ballots cannot arrive later.
- Ballots were mailed to all registered voters.
- Voters have until Nov. 10 to send in postmarked ballots.
- The state does not have an order for reading its ballots.
- Early votes and process mail ballots will be reported near 7:30 p.m. on election night.
- Election Day results will be reported between 8:30 p.m. and 1 a.m. Wednesday.
- Majority of votes will be reported election night.
- Postmarked ballots can arrive by Nov. 12.
- Majority of results will be counted by Friday, Nov. 6.
- Mail ballots can’t be processed until Election Day.
- Counties have been asked to report mail ballot results routinely rather than all at once.
- Postmarked ballots can arrive by Nov. 6.
- Majority of results expected on election night or by Wednesday.
- There is no order to how votes will be reported.
- Votes could come first from areas that read absentee ballots separately, though.