Motion graphic: Understanding absentee voting

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Millions of people vote by absentee ballot and many of those votes were in weeks before the election. But there is considerable variety in the systems used from state to state. A commonly expressed concern is about whether the votes are counted.

Learn more about absentee voting in this video graphic by Michigan State University Journalism student Haley Kluge.

You can see the other motion graphics in this series here:

How U.S. Supreme Court Justices are appointed

Understanding who can and cannot vote

Understanding political polls

Understanding red states, blue states and purple states

Understanding how proposals get on the ballot

Understanding how much it costs to win an election

Understanding gerrymandering

Understanding the Electoral College

Understanding the electoral vs. popular vote

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