Processing of Vote by Mail ballots for the November 6, 2018
Statewide General Election may begin today (10 business days
before Election Day). Processing Vote by Mail ballots
includes opening Vote by Mail ballot return envelopes, removing
ballots, duplicating any damaged ballots and preparing the
ballots to be machine-read, or machine-reading them.
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