Mail-in ballot request deadline is Thursday

You have till Thursday to request a mail-in ballot for next month’s primary. But for now, there are no plans to extend vote-by-mail to the November election.

Secretary of State Connie Lawson says the primary has demonstrated it’s logistically possible to expand vote-by-mail, though she warns it may take two or three days to get results. But she says it took a lot of negotiation with both parties to work out a deal for the primary. She says she’ll wait to see how the primary goes and what guidance health experts offer before discussing whether to do it again.

The state removed the usual limits on who can vote absentee in response to the coronavirus pandemic.