How can I be sure my absentee ballot has been received and counted?

Many states have tools available for voters to check the status of their ballot. To see if your state does, you can check out our State Ballot Tracking Chart. If your state offers ballot tracking you'll see an X next to it, which we've hyperlinked to take you directly to your state's ballot tracking service. 

If your state does not offer ballot tracking, you can check to see if tracking is available on your Local Election Office website listed in the Address Section of the Election Official Directory.

While most states count absentee ballots on Election Day, some states take up to 10 days following the election to count them. All ballots must be counted in order for an election to be certified by the election office.