Some States Reject Up To 5 Percent Of Votes Sent By Mail : Consider This from NPR Up to 70% of vote this November could be cast by mail. But not all states will allow it.

And a recent NPR survey found that 65,000 absentee or mail-in ballots have been rejected this year for being late.

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly visited a county in Pennsylvania to see what challenges lay ahead for election night in a critical swing state.

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Voting By Mail Will Increase Dramatically This Year — And It Could Get Messy

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Voting By Mail Will Increase Dramatically This Year — And It Could Get Messy

Voting By Mail Will Increase Dramatically This Year — And It Could Get Messy

Voting By Mail Will Increase Dramatically This Year — And It Could Get Messy

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Workers sort through mail-in ballots in Reading, PA.

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Up to 70% of vote this November could be cast by mail. But not all states will allow it.

And a recent NPR survey found that 65,000 absentee or mail-in ballots have been rejected this year for being late.

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly visited a county in Pennsylvania to see what challenges lay ahead for election night in a critical swing state.

Find and support your local public radio station.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

This episode was produced by Brianna Scott, Lee Hale and Brent Baughman. It was edited by Sami Yenigun and Beth Donovan with fact-checking from Anne Li. Our executive producer is Cara Tallo.